Friday, September 29, 2006


Morning guys! Here are some photos and sights from around Prague, which I think was a favorite place for a lot of people on the tour. the first two shots are from the roof of the U Prince Hotel. This is a quaint little place in the back corner of the Old Town Square, next to the astronomical clock. The cool thing about it is that they have this rooftop cafe where you can have drinks or lunch and look out on the whole square. Drapo, Catherine, Leanne and I went up there one day and had a long leisurely lunch, with everything from cocktails, to fancy entrees, to coffee and dessert. We got to hear the clocktower go off several times, and I think that afternoon was one of my favorite moments on the trip.

The next photo is of the Old Town Square, which is so pretty. Prague is hard to describe, it's like Paris, Munich and Florence all rolled into one, and at the same time, it is a city all it's own. The Old Town Square is made up of restaurants with outdoor tables, and buttercream and strawberry colored buildings like this. Pretty!

The last photo is of the astronomical clock in the Old Town square. It's pretty cool - it chimes every hour, and there's a little show of figures. The two windows at the top open at the twelve apostles parade by. A little skeleton rings a bell, death calling, and human figures, one holding a mirror to represent vanity, and another representing greed, shake their heads, "no, we're not going". Then this golden and green rooster crows, signifying another hour of life, only it sounds more like a kazoo than a rooster, and it makes everybody laugh. It's pretty fun to watch.


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