We’re still on C, which is also for Czech Republic, and Mrs Chrisparkle and I were lucky enough to visit Prague twice, once in January 1997 and then again in September of the same year. We stayed with her cousin who lived and worked there, and was known locally as The Scot Who Speaks Czech – as I don’t suppose there were that many of them. We also made lifelong friends with his flatmate! These photos are all from the January visit.
What do you think of, when you think of Prague? The river’s a good place to start.
The famously wonky Charles Bridge that spans the Vltava
Although other bridges are available!
The city centre is dominated by Wenceslas and his Square.
But perhaps the most famous sight is the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410.
Plus there’s a grand cathedral
And of course stunning views over the city from the tops of the buildings
We had to keep our mouths shut as we walked around the Old Jewish cemetary as our friends got us in at Czech rates – so we had to convince them we were Prazan!
One day we did an out of town trip to Karlstejn castle
Our flat was in the north of the city, near the Výstaviště exhibition ground
The immaculate designer uniforms of the guard at Prague Castle are a major attraction
Prague Castle is also home to the beautiful Golden Lane
Havel equals Democracy. We don’t vote for communists and fascists!
Many beautiful memories
But it was freezing cold!
And we got ripped-off mercilessly, so beware
Never been back, though we really should!
Thanks for enjoying this little dawdle around Prague with me. Tomorrow it’s back to the theatre memories, and shows from August to November 1977. Stay safe!