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Circles in Prague

Arrived in Prague by train from Berlin in the evening and while heading to our accommodation had a treacherous time crossing one of the intersections only to find later that there was a safe passage via a tunnel. We are staying near the Wencelesas square area and walked a short distance to a place selling traditional Czech food – two meals two beers and a wine for less than $30!

The following morning we walked round the town, our first tour taking us across an uncrowded bridge then up a steep hill near the cable car. At the top there were a whole lot of gardens that have been there for some time . Back across the bridge we went to restaurant Zofin on one of the islands in the Vltava river.

After lunch we headed for Karlova Most , ‘Charles Bridge’ , which is an old stone bridge with a cobblestone road and multiple religious oriented statues and a LARGE crowd. There , various artists buskers etc were  peddling their wares on the bridge . We headed up the hill again once across the bridge but this time on the cobblestones and steps through the old town. Every time you turn a corner in Prague you come upon another grand baroque style building. After coming down we headed toward the old town square.On the way we were intercepted by people selling concert tickets and bought one for a concert that evening . The town square was crowded with people and full of more baroque buildings and churches and the ‘Astronomical Clock’, which looks great but I still don’t understand it any better.  It was tricky to find your  way out of the square and actually know where you were heading. Eventually we were on our way back , via the train station to buy our tickets to Vienna.

After a small break we headed back for the concert … this time in the ran . The concert was in the Cathedral of Clementi and was a string quartet and pipe organ playing Vivaldi , Bach and Handel. The strings were great but the organ playing terrible. We had dinner at a place selling traditional spit roast with a 3 piece jazz band playing. The rain was less intense walking home in the evening ….. circle No. 3.

Following day we went over a bridge further up the river and up the hill this time to Lenti Park then the Royal Gardens then the Prague Castle.