It's not really Jacobs ladder here, but if want to take a climb to the bell tower of St. Jacob church for the view of Telc you will be dealing with narrow corridor, steep steps of stone - a vertical, spiral passage where two person can hardly meet, which is unavoidable at times. But this is the old construction, and it used to be ment for entierly different purposes in past than receivng audience of many visitors. And it has its atmosphere.
So, walk carefully, choose proper shoes (it's not only steep but also a little slippery) and make a journey to the top in good mood. Politely give a way when you're in position to do so, especially for the persons climbing up.
Ok, so it is not allowed to take photos of the beautiful interior of the Telc Chateau. This is a shame because the St. George Chapel, the Golden Room and the Blue Hall are as grand as any I've seen in more prestigious addresses around Europe.
But, there was a loophole. They said we could take photos out on the balconies and on the grounds as long as we were outside. I think they meant that we could photograph the exterior of the chateau and the views from the upper floors. But I took a literalist view and shot back inside to get a glimpse of the African Hall. Ok, ok. I violated the spirit of the law. And I paid for it with a very mediocre photo.
This should have been a beautiful overlook of the Telc Chateau and the Jesuit College reflected by a taciturn pond with perhaps a few floating ducks. Instead we get a nasty little mudhole. Good citizens of Telc, I implore you: fill up your pond.
If you want to see what it is supposed to look like, go here: http://guide.travel.cz/150
It appears that pigeons present a real threat to the many statues garnishing the town and hence the stylish head gear for protection.