The most surprising thing about Prague is why I hadn’t been before.
As a city with so much cultural and historic significance it has to be on everyone’s list.
We stayed in a delightful little medieval hotel right on the end of the Charles Bridge,
with painted ceilings in the rooms:
We had coffee in the famous cubist Grand Cafe Orient and hot chocolate in the Cafe Louvre – so beloved of Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein.. We listened to great jazz in the Ungelt and went to a classical recital in the Lobkowicz Palace. We looked at Alfons Mucha’s paintings and drank lots of Czech beer – one does not, however, visit Prague for its Haut Cuisine…
Down one back street in the Lesser Town has to be one of the most unusual and eclectic museums ever.
…… Stephanie certainly looks the part!
One of the items I found most interesting was a pair of night vision headlamps – which I thought might be something I could fit on ROJ…
Just as charming as his collection was the museum’s owner and curator, a child of KGB parents, he had started his collection at the age of 11 – he was certainly passionate and knowledgeable about the history of of the cold war and Russia.
While the history, art, culture and architecture were wonderful, I also had eyes for other things…
And of course there were all the lovely old trams:
I used to hang model aeroplanes from my bedroom ceiling too..
Look BAA – in Prague planes take off and land even when it’s snowing!
Dr Who really, really needs to go to Prague!
….and so does Luke Skywalker!