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Travel Blogs from Prague
... With the help of the Czech resistance, the attack was successful but all the paratroopers were trapped in the crypt of this church where they eventually took their own lives. The German retributions for the killing of their leader were severe with hundreds of families tortured and killed. The crypt is maintained as a shrine to the paratroopers and the Czech resistance. This was a very moving place to visit- a sombre start to our day.
A quiet walk was needed ...
... After lunch, we walked around some more and went to the Prague Astronomical Clock. It had a medieval style to it and it is in fact the oldest astronomical clock that is still working today. Our last place that we visited was the Jewish quarter of Prague. We saw the Old New Synagogue, which is the oldest active synagogue in Europe. I saw several clocks in Hebrew, which was pretty cool to look at and try to figure out. After this, Jordan ...
... in the old town.
We had 2 breaks at the hotel - for an afternoon tea and pre-dinner snacks.
We had dinner at the hotel's Zinc restaurant, which was nice. Not spectacular, but nice, yet expensive for Prague's prices.
The weather has been lovely throughout the day, but in the late afternoon it became really chilly and a bit rainy. Oh, well. :)
Tomorrow we're off to the jewish Quarter and the new city.
Happy Sukkot everyone. ...
... looking down on passersby, and floral hanging baskets draped from balconies—I could never take enough pictures! I can see why the city was spared a lot of destruction during the wars--- it really is a fairytale city. Old town square, the astronomical clock (saw the trumpet player come out at noon), Charles Bridge (amazing views of the city), Prague Castle… all absolutely fabulous.
Street food: Hot cinnamon-roll rings (will look up what ...