Really Pounding the Pavement
Trip Start Feb 21, 2012
111Trip End Jun 05, 2012
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Our first stop was quick at the Spanish Synagogue.which is another example of something to save your money and skip the inside. Admission is the same as the synagogue in Budapest - 8 euro with not much to see. After lunch, (we had a late lazy start), we sought out the church where the Bambino is kept. The bambino for those of you who don't know is a small wax figure of the infant Jesus that is now a world renowned image. It also has numerous "outfits", some of which are on display in the museum in the church - free entrance. Unfortunately there are no pictures allowed in the church, so you'll have to google this one
Next, we walked around Kampa Park which is just under the Charles Bridge. It was quite peaceful and one of the escapes for locals. There are a few interesting art pieces there including the babies with bar code faces by David Cerny. This was to symbolise how more and more commercialized we are getting. Museum Kampa is also another interesting place to visit. At the end of the island but the Legion Bridge, we stopped for coffee along the river. It quite felt like sitting at a sidewalk cafe in a quiet area of Paris and we got the view over the river.
If you follow a map, you'll notice we've started making a nice arc in the city. As we crossed the bridge, we saw our 2nd last to see sight in the distance - the Dancing Building aka Fred and Ginger. It's a crazy design of a building where if you squint, Ginger might be on the left "wearing" a skirt as she leans against Fred. Our next leg of the walking adventure had us at the Karlovo Namesti square where we were trying to find the Prague Tower. What's so cool about the Prague Tower? David Cerny has another hand in this one as there are figures of babies climbing up the tower. It was quite the walk, and more than 1 group of locals gave us directions via public transport. They were quite surprised when we wanted to walk, but helped out nevertheless. Once we found it, not disappointed at all.
Tonight's plans had been to go to Nadrazi Holesevice where there's a fountain show (8pm, 9pm and 10pm) with different themed music and light shows, some even include ballet performances. Unfortunately the rain hit hard and we called it a chill night in, packing chatting and surfing the web. So here's something for the next trip in Prague, another thing to consider would be a show at a Black Light Theatre.
ps. on a last note, if you buy food or drink from a street vendor and it sounds too high (ie different from the last night or other stands around), walk away and buy somewhere else.