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Svatojanska

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Hidden : 07/11/2008
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

CZ: Pohodova, dobre pristupna cache typu letterbox v krasnych krivoklatskych lesich - a na miste s historii!
EN: Easily accessible letterbox cache in beautiful Krivoklat woods - and a historical place on top!

Svatojánská

V roce 1721 se na lanskem panstvi zastavila cestou z Karlovych Varu cisarovna Alzbeta Kristina Brunsvicka, manzelka Karla VI. Cisarovna byla naruziva lovkyne a proto na jeji pocest usporadal majitel panstvi hrabe Jan Josef z Valdstejna tzv. zastaveny hon na jeleny. Hon se konal dne 26. cervna prave na tom miste, kam vas zavede tato cache. Prostranstvi v lese bylo ohrazeno plachtami, uprostred byl postaven altan vyzdobeny zelenym aksamitem. V nem stal stul pokryty zelenym ubrusem se stuhou a dve kresla, odkud mohla cisarovna pohodlne strilet na probihajici zver. V oddelene casti altanu sedely prihlizejici dvorni damy a vedle pak nabijeci kulovnic. Vsude v okoli byly davy prihlizejicich, nekteri z nich si museli vylezt i na okolni stromy.
Hon zacal v 10 hodin dopoledne. Hrabeci myslivci nadhaneli zver z predem pripravenych komor do vybehu a cisarovna strilela. Jeden ze zasazenych jelenu bezel primo proti ni a teprve asi 20 kroku pred altanem se zastavil a klesl na predni nohy jako by se ji chtel poklonit. To zrejme zanechalo v pritomnych hluboky dojem protoze udalost je zaznamenana ve vsech historickych pramenech. Za jediny pulden cisarovna skolila 138 kusu jeleni zvere. Po lovu samozrejme nasledovala okazala hostina.

Jakkoliv z dnesniho pohledu byla organizace honu nesmyslna a barbarska, pro hrabete mela tato udalost mimoradny vyznam. Vzdyt za ni vydal 2370 zlatych, vice nez za celou barokni prestavbu lanskeho zamku. Cisarovnu si zrejme ziskal na svou stranu, protoze o dva roky pozdeji zde nechal postavit sochu sv. Jana Nepomuckeho. Vyber svetce nebyl nahodny: Jan Nepomucky byl osobnim patronem jak cisarovny, tak i hrabete Valdstejna. Sochu vytesal Matyas Bernard Braun podle architektonickeho navrhu Frantiska Maxmiliana Kanky.

V historickych zaznamech je mozno najit zminku o navrhu presunout sochu z lesa na okraj silnice, kde by ji videlo vice lidi. Hrabe vsak tento navrh odmitl, chtel, aby stala na miste vzpominane udalosti. Dost mozna se tak zaslouzil o to, ze v lesnim tichu prezila bez uhony temer 300 let az dodnes. Mimochodem: Okolnim lesum se dones rika revir sv. Alzbety, stejne tak i nedaleka krizovatka silnic na Lany a Krivoklat nese pojmenovani Na Alzbete.

Ulozeni cache: Socha sv. Jana se nachazi asi 600 m od silnice. Motoriste mohou zaparkovat u vyusteni lesnich cest (viz additional waypoint), pristupova cesta se zpevnenym povrchem je idealni pro cyklisty a je vhodna i pro kocarky. Vjezd motorovych vozidel neni povolen! Schranka je umistena tak, aby byla dosazitelna i z invalidniho voziku.
Tato cache je hybrid, tzn. je to tradicni geocache, ale zaroven i letterbox registrovany ve hre Letterboxing. Tato hra je podobna geocachingu, ale namisto GPS navadi hledace k cili instrukce. Hraci sbiraji otisky razitek z nalezenych letterboxu a zroven v letterboxech nechavaji otisky svych osobnich razitek. Schranku lze tedy nalezt i bez pomoci GPS - instrukce si muzete precist tady. Ve schrance najdete razitko, ktere si muzete otisknout do sveho denicku, geozapisnicku ci kamkoliv jinam :). Pokud mate vlastni razitko, otisknete je prosim do logbooku, pokud ho nemate pak postaci otisk vaseho prstu. Razitko a polstarek nejsou urceny k vymene - neberte je prosim!


Zdroje:
Vaclav Vodvarka: "Lany a okoli ve svetle mistnich a pomistnich jmen", Statni okresni archiv Rakovnik, 2006
Jana Croy: "Zamek Lany - 600 let historie", Sprava Prazskeho hradu, 2007

Informace pro cyklisty:
Doporucuji odlov na kole.
Nachazi se na trase cyklisticke multikese Okolo obory.

Saint John's In 1721 Empress Elizabeth Eleonore of Brunswick, wife of Charles VI visited Lany estate on her way from Carlsbad. The empress was a passionate hunter, so the owner of the estate, Count John Joseph of Waldstein, organized so called "shooting range" hunt for her. It took place on 26 June on the location where this cache will bring you. The area was fenced with canvas and in the center a pavillion was build, upholstered by green velvet. Inside there was a table covered by a green tablecloth with a ribbon and two armchairs from where the empress could comfortably fire at passing-by game. In separate parts of the pavillion ladies-in-waiting where watching the hunt and there were also gun loaders. There were many observers around, some of them even had to climb on the trees.
The hunt started at 10 a.m. The count's foresters chased the game from the prepared boxes in the yard and the emress was firing. One of the hit deer ran right towards her and he stopped only 20 steps in front of the pavillion as if it wanted to kneel before the empress. This moment probably impressed all the people present because it is described in all historical records. Within a half a day the empress killed 138 head of deer. After the hunt a glamorous feast was set-up.
Even though the hunt appears to be very barbarian to our today's eyes, it was an event of great importance for the count. It cost him 2370 guldens, more than the whole baroque adaptation of Lany chateau. Waldstein probably won the favour of the empress because two years later he had a statue of St. John of Nepomuk erected on the site. The choice of the saint was not random, St. John of Nepomuk was a personal patron of both the empress and the count. The statue was made by Matyas Bernard Braun according to a design of Frantisek Maxmilian Kanka.
In historical books a proposal is recorded to move the statue closer to the road where more people would see it. Waldstein rejected the idea, and probably by this he preserved this beautiful statue to these days, still standing on the original place in silent woods for almost 300 years. By the way, the area is still called the hunting ground of St. Elizabeth as well as the nearby road crossing.
Cache location: The statue is about 600 m from the road. A provisional parking is near the forest road junction - see the additional waypoint. The forest road is perfect for bicycles and prams. The cache is placed in such a way so that it can be accessed also from a wheelchair.
This cache is a hybrid - it is a traditional geocache, but also a letterbox registerd in Letterboxing game. This game is similar to geocaching, only instructions are used to guide you instead of GPS. The players are collecting stamp prints from the letterboxes they found, and they are leaving their personal stamp prints in the letterboxes. Therefore, you can find this cache without a GPS - see the instructions here.
In the box you will find a stamp, you can print it in your personal logbook. If you have your personal stamp, please print it in the cache logbook. If you do not have it, your fingerprint will be fine. The stamp in the cache is not a trade item - please leave it there!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[CZ:] Cnary, arqbglxn fr mrzr [EN:] Cnary, abg gbhpuvat gur tebhaq

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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