All you’ve ever heard about Prague is true and then some! The most beautiful city I’ve seen! All historic styles abound here in rich colors and labyrinth of city streets in medieval patterns. Everything from Romanesque, to Gothic, to Renaissance, to Baroque in spades…to Art Nouveau, with “Neo” in front of those styles in an overlay of colors and patterns. History in sustainability here is through a rich preservation of culture, art, tastes, music, traditions, architecture through horrific conflagrations over the 1200 year history! Most poignantly for today is the invasion of the Nazis in WWII, evidence of which still exists today. The myth that Prague survived the war unscathed is actually untrue. The RAF mistook Prague for Dresden, bombing some industrial areas and churches in the middle of the war, but the final injury came the very last day of the war, when the German’s shelled and leveled parts of the Old Town center including the Town Hall as a parting gift. Reconstruction however remains some of the best in the world with no scars left in the destroyed areas. Now the Soviets’ influence on the other hand, that’s another story for another post!
More tonight, I need to run to the city for more photos and tours! Including the Prague Beer Tour at ! Happy Hour! Budvar you guessed it, “not your father’s Budweiser” is the beer here! The call it “the original”. Forget that Pilsner Urquell, the Czech’s scoff at that brew! See you in a bit, in the meantime check out the photos below!
The sights of Europeans on vacation in what they universally call “their favorite spot”!