For the anniversary of the canonization of St. Agnes of Bohemia and thanks to the Czeck polar explorers, a small chapel in honor of the Saints Wenceslaus I, Agnes of Bohemia and Ludmilla has been set in Antarctica!
In February 2019, at 62°14.784 ‘South and 58°58.891´West, a small chapel was placed by members of the expedition to the South Shetland Islands at the site of the renewed Czech Eco Nelson Base (WAP CZE-Ø1). The author of the idea is Doc. Ing. Bursar Ladislav Janíček, (Ph.D., MBA, LL.M.) of Masaryk University in Brno, Czeck Republic
Inside the chapel there is a sculpture of “Crucifixion” and a statue of “St. Wenceslas” by Milan Houser, Tomáš Medek and Jiří Pec.
See a short video at: https://www.facebook.com/udalostibrno/videos/503038240293289/
Actually, there are two stations owned by Czech Republic in Antarctica: one is the Johan Gregor Mendel Station (WAP CZE-NEW), ran by the Czech Antarctic Program and Eco Nelson Base (WAP CZE-Ø1).
TNX Fabricio Tavares and Gita OM5MF
Eco Nelson was a private station, which is rather unique. Established a long time before the Czech Antarctic law was adopted; after years of negotiations the Masaryk University (as a host of the Czech National Antarctic Program), managed to take control over this site on Nelson Island.
Read more about Eco Nelson at: https://www.radio.cz/en/section/in-focus/czech-scientists-establish-new-polar-base-on-nelson-island