So as some of you know, things have been difficult lately and that’s why I haven’t been blogging. But things have slowed down the last couple of days and I had the afternoon to myself so I decided to blog. Editing pictures and writing about our travels is something that makes me happy, and gets my mind off things. So, even though its terribly late, I hope you enjoy the rest of our time in Prague (letter C) . . .
Before I start with the pictures I have to say that I have never had a strong desire to go to Europe – but this trip really surprised me. I have always wanted to go to “more exotic” countries and destinations, but after traveling around Europe for 3 weeks I really fell in love with how magical and romantic it all is. The architecture is so rich, the languages so syncopated, and the countless streets to get lost in! Yeah, you could say Europe caught my heart on this trip. And Prague certainly surprised me.
For our last day we took the tram back to the Charles Bridge. All along the bridge are various statues – and many you can rub for good luck. We even saw a man playing music on the bridge. A great way to start your morning if you ask me!
This is the square where the Old Town Hall is (the building the picture above) and the famous Astronomical Clock! All around this square were stalls filled with Christmas trinkets and tons of souvenirs. Not to mention the food and drinks (gluhwein, mead, cider) I love how even the Christmas tree in the square was decorated with clock pieces! There was even live music and children singing Christmas carols.
At this point it was time to see the Astronomical Clock! But, what is an astronomical clock you might ask? Well, it is a clock that not only displays the time, but also the position of the sun, moon, zodiac constellations, and one of the dials acts as a calendar. Pretty cool if you ask me. Plus Prague’s is the oldest working Astronomical clock in the world! I was most surprised, however, by how low to the ground it was. I guess I pictured it high up on the side of a building. Anyways it was pretty cool. And when it went off the windows at the top opened and all the Apostles came out to say hello!
From here we meandered again through the lovely city streets until we found Wenceslas Square. Do you remember him from my past post? He was the good King of his day and well loved by all the people – and is famous from this Christmas song. This square is in honor of him.
So thank you Prague and thank you random guy in Wenceslas Square! Anyways, speaking of the lovely square . . . At this point it was getting dark and time to head back. We again leisurely strolled through the streets back to the Charles Bridge and our tram stop. There was a brewery back near our hotel and that was where we were going to have dinner!