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... for the beer history (and other history) of Plzen.
After Michael had given us a great run down on the city, we headed off.
First stop was the Brewery for Pilsner
Urquell, one of two massive industrial facilities in Plzen, the other being the
Skoda factory that used to make weapons and now makes trains (some links to the
cars, but only in name - Mr Skoda started the factory, but never made a car).
... a bit over the heavy Czech food, so we tried a Mexican restaurant, which turned out to be really good!
The next day we took it easy in the morning, and after a healthy salad for lunch sitting in the park, and another walk along the lovely stream in town, headed for the big gates of the
Pilsner Urquell brewery. We joined a tour which was a bit overcommercialised and pretty standard as far as brewery tours go, but it ...
Time to leave Prague, Dieter would be outside the hotel near 11am. We had breakfast that the hotel served: toast, meat, cheese, tomatoes and coffee. From breakfast we finished packing then went out to the square to buy some chocolates, macaroons and a cappuccino. We met Dieter, threw our things into the back of the car and were off.
On the way Dieter suggested that we go to a summer palace in Pilsen and we agreed. When we got to Pilsen it was lunch time so of ...
... elevator to get up to the room. We figured that the views could not possibly be that much different a mere 50 feet higher up. Besides, we had a train to catch.
We fully expected the train station to be packed with travelers and we were shocked when we walked in and it was almost empty. At first I was worried that the trains were not running but a quick check of the board told us we were leaving from track 4J. We only stopped by the first class lounge ...
... Jan was from Plzen and has an architectural practice of about 15 people. He does about 70% of his work in restoration projects. I spent about an hour and a half at his office and saw some of his work. The detail and technical ability of his staff in both 3D graphic and printed form was quite remarkable. Most of the historic work is without prior documentation. This requires extensive field research and on site investigation. In this business, as in ...