Picture of the Day: Snow Chapel in the Czech Republic
SNOW CHAPEL IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Radek Campa took this stunning photograph of the snow-covered chapel of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, located in the village of Trojanovice in the Czech Republic (population of 2,237 as of 2009). Trojanovice lies beneath the Beskydy mountains of Norici 1047 m., Radhost 1129 m. and Velky Javornik 918 m.
It was established as a grazing settlement in 1748 by the Olomouc Bishop and Cardinal Ferdinand Julius Troyer (1698-1758). It is now a popular winter and summer tourism resort. The chapel itself was erected in 1898 after two years of construction. [Source: trojanovice.cz]