My Troja

That was my wonderful childhood, growing up in the village-like atmosphere of a beautiful, hilly, green Troja on the outskirts of Prague - with magical valleys, fields, ancient rocks, river, old paths, heavy snowdrifts, wild ski trails (to Hrachovka), goats, geese, and so many friends! We loved to visit the "Trojský zámeček" - The Troja Chateau - where we could roam freely throughout as it was so neglected. Its garden was full of big mature chestnut trees - I was sorry to see them go ...
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Havránka - end of summer, with heather covering the hills above our house (bottom left). On the right is the villa Havránka, and beside it the flat roofed house was where my friend Vera Gebertova lived. We were so close!

Havránka - end of summer, with heather covering the hills above our house (bottom left). On the right is the villa Havránka, and beside it the flat roofed house was where my friend Vera Gebertova lived. We were so close!

Havránka - the hills above our house, where we'd ski in the winter, and have little bonfires and picnics in the summer

Havránka - the hills above our house, where we'd ski in the winter, and have little bonfires and picnics in the summer

Villa Havránka - too bad it has become so dilapidated. Hopefully something is being done about it ...

Villa Havránka - too bad it has become so dilapidated. Hopefully something is being done about it ...

Velká Skála - A Big Rock - a very old deluvial rock formation, very rare and protected, sitting on top of the hill above our house. As teens we used to picnic there and hold bonfires in the stone depressions, totally unaware of its importance!

Velká Skála - A Big Rock - a very old deluvial rock formation, very rare and protected, sitting on top of the hill above our house. As teens we used to picnic there and hold bonfires in the stone depressions, totally unaware of its importance!

Velká Skála - part of that old protected rock formation

Velká Skála - part of that old protected rock formation

Salabka - Hills around our house - where we hiked, played and skied in the winter

Salabka - Hills around our house - where we hiked, played and skied in the winter

Salabka - our hills - there used to be goats grazing all over it

Salabka - our hills - there used to be goats grazing all over it

Hills above our house - Pustavnice (there used to be vinyards) and down below in the ravine a spring-fed creek Haltýře

Hills above our house - Pustavnice (there used to be vinyards) and down below in the ravine a spring-fed creek Haltýře

Troja - our year-round playground - so amazing to explore the whole hilly area.

Troja - our year-round playground - so amazing to explore the whole hilly area.

More rock formations in Troja

More rock formations in Troja

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