Prague Slide Show

These were taken in Prague and suburbs on 27-29 May 2008. The first photos are at or from the castle, which dominates a hill. The climb up 289 steps to the top of the church tower was worth it, despite the heat that day.  The famous Charles bridge has dozens of statues lining it and many photogenic buildings crowd the city.  Old Town square, with the Astronomical clock on Town Hall and the meridian in the middle of the square are the astronomical highlights of Prague, along with Tycho Brahe’s grave in a church just off the square. A “dancing building” is the best of the few examples of modern architecture in downtown. I found the memorial to those destroyed by communism (photos following the poster for a museum of communism), involving people progressively more hollowed out, to be very moving. Prague is famous for puppetry, and I came across a demonstration in front of the university employing a tyrannosaurus rex skeleton puppet. The tram system is great, almost as good as Amsterdam’s, and the subway system is also quite impressive. If only Atlanta had such good public transport!

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