Trip Start Sep 30, 2010
115Trip End Jan 26, 2011
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All of Prague that we have seen so far has cobbled streets and pavements. The stones are from dark and light cubes of granite are made into beautiful patterns - mostly based on squares. In central Prague, when the road went undercover - perhaps through to a courtyard area behind a street - the cobbles are the same size, but are of cubes of timber
At the Old Town Square we waited to watch the mechanical clock strike two o'clock - it's quite entertaining, with a little skeleton puling a wire to set it all in motion. From there we climbed the town hall tower for the best view of Prague. Well actually Eliza wizzed up in the glass lift and we waved at her as we gave our thighs a workout, walking up a carefully designed spiral ramp, which was not as strenuous as steps might have been.
Baz was delighted to find a coin press at the top of the tower and now has a lopsided pressing of a Prague Bridge to add to his collection of personally pressed coins.
From the top of the tower we had a most wonderful view of the surrounding city. It seems that the city of Prague has been maintained as an old city, and anything new is very much on the outskirts. Looking down on the town square we could see a market - it's something to do with food and wine, and had a look, feel and smell of a medieval market when we visited it later
Tonight we divide along lines of interest. TIm and Eliza are going to the Buena Vista Social Club, while Berenice and Baz will be at the Prague Black Light Theatre. This style of theatre is a specifically Prague thing, so we'll give it a go.
Prague has concerts, opera, ballet and theatre every night, so we will have to pace ourselves and our budget.
Eliza is kicking herself (and us) that Lady Ga Ga is performing in Prague the day we leave and was in Budapest just before we arrived.