Sunday, May 15, 2011

Czech Lion Over the Cedar River


Houby Days 2011 ended this evening after a wet weekend. Near noon today the weather cleared. People headed to the Czech Village area to taste authentic Czech food, drink some beer and experience the carnival rides. The iconic Czech symbol, the lion, gazes over the nearby Cedar River that flooded to a historic level in June 2008. The city is still recovering, but the celebration of the mushroom, adjacent to the river, is a good sign of cultural comeback. Know that.