The Augustine Hotel Prague
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Day one in the book, it was a doozy... We met our tour guide in the lobby at 9:30 this morning and headed out to the tram up to Strahov Monastery. What does one see in a monastery you ask? Libraries duh. This joint was completed in 1594... or 182 YEARS before America. Needless to say it makes you feel like the French Quarter is so fresh and new. …
... more than I could ever remember. We started the tour in the Old Town Square, which is probably the area most frequented by tourists in this city. There are many things to see in this square, such as the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn which has two towers nicknamed Adam and Eve. Adam is slightly larger than Even in order to protect her form the weather. Apparently these towers are thought to have been the inspiration for Disney's Snow White castle. Also in the square is ...
... and just let the wall become a thing of legend.
From there came the trek up to Prague Castle. It really is like a city within a city. It sort of reminded me of the Forbidden City in Beijing with its pure size and the number of sights within. The highlight for me was the Basilica of St George and its incredible interior. Hopefully the pictures will do it some justice.
The second day in the city was a bit more subdued ...
... artwork. We didn't go into any of the art museums as we are all museumed ( I doubt there is such a word ) out at the moment. So onto Prague... The moment we walked from our accommodation to Wenceslas Square and then to the old town square I was captivated by all the beautiful buildings, there was just a vibe about the place I wish I could describe it into words but it was magical and fairy tale like. Mary and I walked around for hours and hours, ...
... more Jesuits, more ornate beauty--you start to see that the Reformation maybe had a point about the Church and its love of luxury...) and the amazing collection of European art from the 15th-18th centuries at the Sternberg Palace. On my way there I happened to pass the castle at the exact moment that the president of the Czech Republic was receiving an official visitor, so got to see all the pomp and circumstance--very cool.
We met up after ...