• I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye - high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins.

    Bayard Taylor, Nathaniel Parker Willis (1850). “Views A-foot: Or, Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff”, p.140