Monday, March 31, 2008

Prague Evening

Prague is quickly becoming my favorite city after only 8 hours! It is as if Disney's Fantasyland meets a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. People are out and about and I find it a very romantic city when the sun goes down. I just took a short jaunt around the historical Old City Center to get my bearings and was stunned by the physical beauty of Prague.

The famous Charles Bridge in he background spanning the Vltava River

On the Charles Bridge

They say that one must go to a concert while in Prague so I opted for this one.

It was a 15 song set of classical church music combining the fabulous interior of St. Francis of Assisi Church, a soprano, a tenor and an ancient church organ. My two favorite pieces they played were Cesar Franck's "Pane Angelicus" and, of course, Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria"

After a concert what could be better than a sausage and a couple of Pilsner Urquell beers to relax.
No pictures inside please!

Don't forget, amongst all the beauty of the Old City, that this was an Iron Curtain country from 1948 to 1989.

As you drive in from the airport you see many grim reminders of the Communist era. Very stark, box like housing projects that are a sign of a 41 year period where being a creative architect would not have been a good idea.

Snow White's Castle?

Prague Castle at Night

Good to see that Blue's financially set off the field!

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