Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre
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I was excited to go to Prague. It would be my first time behind the old Iron Curtain and that was a place of mysteries and hardships in my mind. We changed trains at the Czech border and instantly things became more interesting. The train was much more run down but had good character. It was quite full and we ended up sharing our cabin with 4-5 …
... Astronomical Clock of Prague is a very ornate medieval clock mounted on a tower of the Old Town City Hall. It is called an astronomical clock because it has an astronomical dial showing the position of the sun and the moon in the sky, and various other astronomical details. Part of the clock has figures mounted on it – figures of the Apostles and Death itself, which move in an hourly show. The oldest part of the clock dates back to 1410 ...
... much full, which was great for the performers.
Following the performance, Blair had to return to the flat. Denise I spent more time in the Old Town Square because there was Jazz music being featured on a main stage. We needed to enjoy our glass of wine and some cheese, bread and fruit.
It was a great way to end another full and busy day prior to our final trek up 105 steps to end the day at the flat!
... packed with restaurants, souvenir shops and tourists down to Charles Bridge. This is a famous statue-lined bridge which is too packed with tourists and buskers. I touched the plaque at the feet of St John of Nepomuk, the Czech patron saint, which means that one day I will return to Prague and have some good luck! Then it was off to the Old Town Square with the throngs of tourists. Here we saw the astronomical clock which was kind of ...
... I had renewed my Bar Mitzvah vows. For Carolyn, I am sure that this will be her fondest memories of Prague. The Maisel Synagogue was built in 1590-92. No longer used as a synagogue, it now houses the exhibition "History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia". From there we explored The Pinkus Synagogue where 80,000 names of Holocaust survivors were rewritten onto the walls. The Old Jewish cemetery contains 100,000 Jews who because of limited space are buried one ...
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