Prague Day 1 Continued

Views from The Charles Bridge Tower

Views from The Charles Bridge Tower

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Terry on the Bridge

Terry on the Bridge

Terry wasn’t fond of heights, so she stayed below.  This is about where one of my readers said her sister set her camera down never to see it again.  She came home with no pictures of her time in Prague.  I hope I’ve done this lovely city justice.  It really is an amazing place.  And Sweet Girl is an amazing tour guide!

The Prague Castle

The Prague Castle

As we crossed over the bridge we got a better look at The Prague Castle.  By the time we made it over it was becoming dusk and both Terry and I were tuckered out.  Only to have to walk back to the Hostel.  We took a couple turns around the block before finding the John Lenon Wall.  Which is nothing more than a wall that is graffitied.  By the time we made it back to Old Towne I was plum slap happy.  So tired I could of laid down in the street.  But we had more stops to make.  One of which was so everyone could eat again at the Bohemian Bagel.  An “American” food joint serving up everything from pancakes to burgers, all American Style!

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The building that Tom Cruise ran out the side door in Mission Impossible.  See the side door on the right.

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The Castle

“Prague Castle-ancient symbol of the Czech lands, is the most significant Czech monument.  It was founded probably in about 880 by Prince Borivoj of the Premyslid dynasty.  According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, spread over an area of almost 70,000m and is also in the UNESCO World Heritage List.  It consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of manifold architectural styles, from Romanesque buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century, modifications by famous Slovenian architect Josip Plecnik in the time of the First Republic, to the newest modifications from the end of the last century.  Besides being the seat of the head of state, Prague Castle is also an important cultural and historical monument.  In Prague Castle are kept the crown jewels, the remains of Czech kings, precious Christian relics, art treasures and also historical documents.  Between it’s walls took and take place events important for the whole country.  Prague Castle is the materialized historical tradition of the Czech state-a link between past and present.”

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Even on day 2 Terry and I were so tired by the time we crossed over The Charles Bridge we never made it up to the Castle.  Besides that it wasn’t anyones intent on going inside, so why make the very long hike up there.  Instead we opted to eat again.

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Once on the other side, we putzed around and found the John Lenon Wall.  I think basically you go down this street and go around the block a couple times and there it should be on your left!

The stairs Tom Cruise runs down in MI

The stairs Tom Cruise runs down in MI

At the bottom of the stairs turn left and you will find this lovely lady with her pottery shop.  I bought a mug for Honey.

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opps there I am again, second evidence that I was there.

opps there I am again, second evidence that I was there.

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On our way back, I just had to have one of these very yummy goodie things!

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Baking those yummy goodie things!

It was just dough covered in cinnamon sugar….but really good.

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She was so tickled to have her picture taken!

SMILE!

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Everything was really pretty at night.

That’s about it for Friday in Prague.

Sweet Girl really was a great tour guide.  This was her 4th time in Prague and we only had to go in circles a few times.  She always amazed me.  She took us on the Metro numerous times and she really acted like she could read the signs in Czech and we NEVER got lost.

I guess we did one thing right in homeschooling….map reading!!!

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