A few shots of Prague...

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  1. Maestro

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    Greetings ladies and gentlemen.

    As promised, here are a few of the pictures I took during my trip to Prague.

    When I booked my room online from the 3-stars/4-stars (depending of the sites) hotel U Suteru, I didn't know what it would be like... It ended as being better than I expected... A nice room with a lot of space and even a mini-bar !

    Then I went out to take a look at this nice city. As you can see in one of my pictures, Communism in Czech Republic is dead for good.

    I then went to the Wenceslas Square (that place isn't easy to find, you know) and I tripped over that cross-shaped thing... Can anyone of you tell me what the hell it is ? It looks like some sort of monument... Could it be to mark the place where Jan Palach comitted suicide in 1969 ?

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    #2 Maestro, Sep 7, 2010
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    I spent the following day at the Prague Castle. I went to Karlstejn the next day then the old town, Terezin, Konopiste (Archduke Franz Ferdinand's last home) then the National Museum, the Jewish district and I finished my week in Prague with a day trip to Kutna Hora.

    Hope you like the pictures...
     

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    excellent pics and it looked like a great vacation!
    Derek
     
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    Great pics. Prague really is a beautiful city. I think I will have to drive back to Prague here again.
     
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    Nice shots! Looks like you had a good time.
     
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    Excellent shots Maestro!! It looks to be a beautiful city and it looks like you had fun touring it.:thumbright: Thank you for sharing sir!:cool:
     
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    #7 seesul, Sep 8, 2010
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    Hi Maestro,

    I´m really sorry I couldn´t join you for a beer but my son went to school on Wednesday 1st, my wife was sick, so I had to take 2 days of vacation to take care for her and my little daughter.
    As I can see from the pictures you have seen a lot and also Sts. Cyril and Metodius church where the Czech paratropers who killed Heydrich fought teir last fight...

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwKQ6MZoZlM
    Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Prague
    The holes made by machine guns bullets still can be seen around the crypt window, have you noted them?
    I´ve heard the crypt is accessible as well since 1 year ago.Were you in?
     
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    Some very nice pictures my Maestro and it looks like you had a really nice time. I've a feeling you were amazed by the fabulous architecture of Prague, which is not surprising as one cannot be anything but impressed with such splendid buildings of the European cities.
     
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    8) Nice pics mate..:thumbright:
     
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    No problem, mate.

    If I noticed them ? Does the following picture answers your question ? ;)

    I didn't went into the crypt, as the doors were closed. However, there is a nice exposition in the basement of the church about that military operation. Well worth the 75Kc admission price.
     

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    Hell, yeah ! Too bad it rained on 5 of the 7 days I was there... :rolleyes:
     
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    Welcome to Northern European summers ;) :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow, that really is a beautiful city!

    Did you ever find out what the wooden thing in the road was?
     
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    Oh yeah, it does. That´s a good answer! So the crypt was closed...hmm...gotta find out when is it open.
     
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    Sorry for that ****ing weather mate! This year is crazy. Usually also in September we have a nice weather. Usually...
    But this year we had rainy and cold May and June, July was pretty hot almost like in Texas, but August and September is rainy and cold again. At least I didn´t spend so much money on beer this year...:rolleyes: but I´d like to...8)
     
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    #16 Maestro, Sep 9, 2010
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    Nope. My theory is that it must be some sort of monument... Probably to Jan Palach, a University student from Prague who commited suicide by immolation in the Wenceslas Square in 1969 as a protestation to the Soviet occupation of the Czech Republic. But I have no confirmation.

    However, no matter what it is, they should have made it more visible as I almost broke a leg over it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, the good thing is now I know my camera is water-proof. :evil4:
     
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    I´ve never noted it. It may be in memory of Palach.
    I´ll try to ask for that.
     
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    Nice shots
     
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    Maestro, someone deleted your and my notes about the reason of wearing sunglasses in the rain, was it on your request?
    Nothing important at all but I´m just wondering...
     
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