Photographer's Note

The Painted House in Trebic was built in 16th century by the Venice merchant Francesco Calligardi, who used it as a store to sell colonial goods. Graffito facade was later covered up with lime by the house's new owners and rediscovered again by a teacher at the Trebic Grammar School in 1903.

Behind the Painted House there is the City Tower built shortly after 1335 as a part of the Trebic's defensive walls. Now it is a part of St. Martin's Church. The tower is 75m high and the dimensions of its clock (the face has 5.5m in diameter with numbers as high as 60cm) put it among largest tower clock in Europe.

Update: As Jean-Yves noticed, the house is now used as a tourist information office. If you visit Trebic, you should go there first. I bought a map of Trebic there with descriptions of all important sights and monuments for only 1 Czech Crown (less than 0.04 EUR) -- probably the cheapest useful thing I bought in last 10 years.

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