Hotel U Zlateho Jelena (Golden Deer)
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... so we were able to appreciate it. It too is 500 years old and was where St. Johanne was tortured and chucked off because he wouldn't spill the beans to the then King about what the Queen had confessed in the confessional. Tough gig being a priest back then.
We walked backed through the Old Town area of Prague and stopped at the Astronomical Clock - the oldest of its type in the world and it shows ...
... It's a pretty standard cathedral, but the stained glass was gorgeous.
The castle grounds were quite a bit colder than the rest of the city, so we descended the main ramp back to where it was a bit warmer.
We went back to our hotel, where I rested and Marty went on a walking adventure to buy water, exchange money and pick up our opera tickets before we set out on our evening adventure-a quick dinner and attendance at the black light theater. The show, Human Locomotion was a highly stylized combination of storytelling, dance, and multimedia effects all in black and white. Still pondering about what it all meant.
I was up reasonably early this morning to catch my train to Prague. My train was at at 9.01 and this is Germany, when they say 9.01, what they mean is 9.01. My train was quite old, it had compartments. I haven't been on a train like that in eons. I was sharing a compartment with a lovely older Scottish couple and a very nice older german couple who were quite happy to chat until they realised we couldn't understand a word they were saying. The countryside on ...
... and celebrating. So I walked over with the hostel girl and met up with her American and Canadian friends currently living in Prague. We drank beer and there were lots of food stands, beer stands, and music tents playing folk music. People actually put hot dogs and other foods on stilpicks and cooked them on the big fires. Although I don't exactly agree with the history of this celebration, I'm glad to have experienced it. The most comparable thing ...