Departed from Praha, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic on Jun 29, 2012 9:03pm CEST. Arrived at Berlin, Germany on Jul 1, 2012 11:39pm CEST.See the trip: EuroTrip2012
Anastasiall's Friday June 29th, 2012
Prague has a medieval, old feel about it. Maybe it's the Byzantine and Baroque architecture of every building, the traditional Czech restaurants, or the old style wooden food vendors roasting Prague ham, klabása, dumplings and sauerkraut. There is also the Old Town Square which features the Astronomical Clock.
Compared to the glockenspiel in Munich: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pb4XOBTXKDU
Once upon a time in Prague, there was the Premesil dynasty that ruled for over 600 years. Then came along Charles IV who made improvements around the city like the Charles Bridge (and it's a rumor that he added eggs to the stone to make the bridge stronger- somehow). Adding to Old Town Square is Wenceslas Square, the Powder Gate and the two towers with gold tips. The slightly taller tower represents Adam, and the smaller one Eve, but that story is only to cover the fact that the workers miscalculated the height of the first tower!
On the water's edge is the Rudolfinum, a popular place for concerts and operas. At the top of this beautiful building are the figures of Beethoven, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Across is a statue of
Dvorák, whose music was the first to visit space. Reinhart Heydrich, or the blond beast, butcher, young evil god of death, gave speeches here as a Nazi.
We visited the Old Jewish Quarter, saw the cemetery and the pink house synagogue, which holds the names of the 77297 Czech Jews died from WWII. Somewhere near there is also the Prague Metronome, that unfortunately does not work, and the replica of the Eiffel Tower in Mala Strana. I learned about the eccentric author Kafka and must read Metamorphoses.
Similar to Ukrainian, "Dobre dane" means "good day" and "Yaqui" means "thank you".
Departed from Praha, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic on Jun 28, 2012 2:38am CEST. Arrived at Praha, Hlavní Mesto Praha, Czech Republic on Jun 29, 2012 8:36pm CEST.See the trip: EuroTrip2012