Holy smokes, where is the time going?
The time is just running by and it seems to me that all I’m doing is walking round from place to place, cross town and back.
Mornings in Prague are the loveliest. Just as the sun begins to warm the ochre walls and light up all the golden decorations.
That’s also the best time to peek into every church and thru every doorway without the summer tourists getting in the way.
Then I got on the metro and tram system…
…and made my way to Vyšehrad, a 10th Century fort and cemetery.
Came to find Neruda, Dvorak and Smetana.
Also came to see the view over Prague. Do you see Prague Castle over there in the distance? That’s how far I’ve come,
It’s a bit less city here, more garden.
And then I went to the other side to find my grandparents.
Here they are. The block marble plaque on the crypt translates as “members of the Alemann family”, and in the crypt are my great grandparents (grandfather’s side), my grandparents Karel and Anna, both of his sisters Maria and Ella, his brother Emil, and his sister’s companion Zora.
Here is the church below the cemetery. This is the church my great grandparents were married in.
And now for something completely different, a combined photo titled V and the magpie feather because…
I’ve made my way back to Prague to the Dali Exhibit!
I so love Dali. Everything about surrealism, expressionism. crazy, zany-ism. Love it.
Left: self portrait with cod piece…
Rows and rows and rooms full of Dali.
And on a floor right above Dali is Alphonse Mucha.
You must know this Czech painter and illustrator, or at least know his style. It’s so iconic.
And, how lucky are we? On the floor above is a Warhol exhibit! Our cup of soup runneth over.
Yeah, me too.
And, in the evening, I went to the top of the tallest Gothic bell tower in Prague, called Jindrisska, up those little stairs, to sit under three ancient bells named Maria (1518 and 500 kg), Jindrich, (1680, and 3350 kg), and Dominic, (1850 and 1000 kg), and watch a dramatic performance featuring a friend of mine, the son of my cousin.
It was the most unforgettable experience.
One more full day in Prague and off to E on Sunday.