Travel Blogs from Plzen
long, the Synagogue managed to remain intact, and is now in a wonderful
condition, and provides an amazing view to what the community built over 120
We wandered back through the square and off
to Groll, a microbrewery that had been built on the northern edge of the city,
where we happened to run into Michael again. A few more beers (wine for Emma)
and discussions with him and his friends ...
... had a good walk around the town, had a picnic in one of the pretty little parks, and walked along and sat by the river which was very relaxing.
The afternoon we arrived we did a tour of Pilsen’s historical underground. The tour was in Czech, but we had an audio guide in English, and it was interesting wandering the labyrinth of passageways, cellars and wells dating back to the 14th century. The tunnels were ...
... had to eat first. We found a little pub and popped in, the weather was becoming fierce outside; wind, and very dark skies.
What a wonderful surprise; the restaurant served gluten free food, nearly everything on the menu could be made gluten free. This had been a problem in Prague, there were very few selections so this was so very welcome. I had a meal called Tavern Potatoes; consisting of fried potato slices, a cream sauce with ham and broccoli over the ...
... 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 again because we had about 10 minutes ...
... 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 ...