"Blue Boulevard"

Trip Start May 25, 2013
Trip End Jun 23, 2013

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Flag of Czech Republic  , Hlavní město Praha,
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Walter and Gayle rise early with a plan to climb the town hall tower before the weekend masses arrive. Before long though, they have all of us in tow in various states of 'unfed-ness and unwashed-ness!' We are delighted to find that it's not another 200-300 stairs but in this case, a lift.

The panoramic views are magnificent.

Our tower ticket also includes a guided tour of the town hall houses, dating back to the mediaeval 1200s with subsequent Gothic layers on top.

Yesterday's exploration was one side of the river, today is the other. Gisela and Walter have seen a piece of art on the Charles Bridge and want to see more of the artist's work at his studio nearby.

After a late breakfast, we set out to the west of our apartment with a plan to circumnavigate it anti-clockwise, starting with the art hunt. We succeed, then explore a street market. Lunch is late and local fare for under €10 each. We reach the main shopping boulevard and enjoy watching the crowd watching the fire brigade vacuuming up a wasp nest while perched on top of their vehicle.

Evidence of the prevelance of petty crime is still evident... The door alarms ring at one shop and two security staff swoop to check a shopper's bag. In Melbourne, she would have been waved through! We slowly drift home and find pancakes for a late dinner. That goulash and dumpling lunch is still sitting heavy in the tummy though.

A quiet day out and a quiet night in before tomorrow morning's next train...

"Blue Boulevard" by Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men
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Lisa on

For heaven's sake go back & buy the marionette....you have always said how you should have bought it the first time around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless of course you & I are going to Prague??????

jbushie on

No... That was the Venetian mask, and next time l definitely will!

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