Tuesday, October 24, 2006

...And Now Prague

Same drill -- a smattering of pics. Since we had less time in Prague, and the sun was poorly placed during our time at the castle, less of a selection -- but still some good ones.

National founder T.G. Masaryk

Changing of the guard at the castle

Saint Vitus Cathedral, looming

Stained glass inside the cathedral

Cathedral detail

Still more Saint Vitus -- who knew the band was so popular over there?

Building detail, Old Town Square

Charles Bridge, Hradcany in the background

Svatý Jan Nepomucký (Saint Jan of Nepomuk), one of many famous Praguers to meet a grisly end

3 comments:

Brushback said...

He he, "Saint Vitus"-- I may be the only one who gets that joke...

(I think I actually saw them once, unless I'm thinking of Blind Idiot God)

Jes Gőlbez said...

I see a distinct lack of Marek Tomica and Petr Ton :(

EuropeanTop said...

Hello and thanks for the opportunity to read and post on your blog.

I’ve just posted an article related to travel tips for seniors on my blog and I thought maybe you’d be interested in reading it. Here is short preview of some of the areas I covered:

- Prefer a backpack on wheels instead of a suitcase, you could pull it behind you when your back hurts or you are exhausted.
- Consider checking your bag in with the airlines, because it would become an unnecessary burden to be dragged all over the airport or the city if you are going to have a short visit.
- You could stay outside the city, in a hostel maybe, because it is cheaper, less crowded and the air is much fresher, but you have to walk or use the transport more, to get in the city or to the station.
- Most museums, some concert halls, railways, airlines, bus lines, ferry and shipping lines have a discount policy for seniors.
- Electronic devices are useful but sometimes they can give you a lot of headaches. You could help yourself with a micro-tape recorder to record your notes. It would be easier than to write and you would put them down on paper later, to share your notes with your family.
- If you bring a camera with you to keep the beautiful images alive along the time then make sure you know how to handle it or you might fail to record them not only on that camera but also in your eyes.

For more resources on visiting Europe you are welcome to visit my blog, where you can also get acces to some excellent maps of Prague and Prague hotels, together with information on restaurants adn rent a car services.

Best regards,

Michael R.