17 April 2018

Prague! (continued)

Day 3 was a wet one.


Wenceslas Square (it is not square)

We saw trdelnik (chimney cake) everywhere and
finally had some with coffee here.

This is the Czech Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Cyril and Methodius which includes The National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, i.e. Mission Anthropoid, 1942.  I hesitate to call this a highlight, but I am so glad I visited.  Very solemn.


Bullet holes from the siege


The crypt

The single window was the only source of light.  The SS used it to fill the
crypt with water.  The hole in the wall below was where the Czech
paratroopers tried to dig their way out.

Municipal House, classic concert venue

The Estates Theatre.  Filming site from Amadeus, apropos as
Don Giovanni premiered here.

Spanish Synagogue

Franz Kafka statue, based on a scene from his
novel, Amerika

The Franz Kafka Monument is also in Prague.  I took a video, but this one is better.

Rudolfinum: concert, art and exhibition venue

Prague Castle above the Vltava River

Day 4 was spent mostly traveling to, from, and around the village of Kutna Hora which includes several UNESCO sites, all of which was another peak for the trip.

Our first stop was the Sedlec Ossuary, a small Roman Catholic chapel known for its decorative human bones, including skeletons of an estimated 40,000 to 70,000 people.







Next, we visited St Barbara's Church.







Finally, we explored the historical town center.







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