Third day in Prague ended up being a long and wonderful one

June 27, 2014

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.

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That’s also the best time to peek into every church and thru every doorway without the summer tourists getting in the way.

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Then I got on the metro and tram system…

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…and made my way to VyΕ‘ehrad, a 10th Century fort and cemetery.

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Came to find Neruda, Dvorak and Smetana.

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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,

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It’s a bit less city here, more garden.

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And then I went to the other side to find my grandparents.

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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.

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Here is the church below the cemetery. This is the church my great grandparents were married in.

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And now for something completely different, a combined photo titled V and the magpie feather because…

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I’ve made my way back to Prague to the Dali Exhibit!

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I so love Dali. Everything about surrealism, expressionism. crazy, zany-ism. Love it.

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Left: self portrait with cod piece… πŸ˜€

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Rows and rows and rooms full of Dali.

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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.

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And, how lucky are we? On the floor above is a Warhol exhibit! Our cup of soup runneth over. πŸ˜€

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Yeah, me too.

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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.

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One more full day in Prague and off to E on Sunday. πŸ™‚

Last day in Prague
Nude, Patrice's wonderful drawing challenge

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13 Comments

  • Reply Shawn Stoen June 28, 2014 at 3:52 am

    I have truly loved your Prague posts — I can feel the emotion behind your worlds. Thank you for bringing us along.

    • Reply Veronica June 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Aw, thank you so much Shawn. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sally June 28, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Beautiful photos! I would love to visit Prague & your posts just make me more determined.

    • Reply Veronica June 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Good! It’s so amazing. You really should. Let me know and I’ll give you a hand figuring things out. X

  • Reply carla June 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

    My head is spinning just looking at your photos! What riches are yours to enjoy.

    • Reply Veronica June 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Aw, it all is a bit overwhelming…even for me and I know this city. Big hugs and maybe we can finally have that coffee in Sept? X

  • Reply daryledelstein June 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

    what a beautiful city

    • Reply Veronica June 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      It so is! Can you imagine the damage we could do if we were here at the same time…lol. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Ida P. Krause June 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Wow there are some fabulous building there. I love the architectural details. The art is interesting. I guess I’m not a big fan of Dali because I find it rather “strange”. Warhol I get a little more. Sounds like you are having a fantastic time though.

    • Reply Veronica June 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      I hear you Ida. It took me a long time to understand surrealism. But yes, am having a wonderful time. πŸ˜€

  • Reply EllaDee June 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I’m enjoying your Prague. Wandering, family ties, and art. It all comes together beautifully.

  • Reply vastlycurious.com June 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I mostly like everybody. Such a nice trip ! It’s on my list now.

    • Reply Veronica June 30, 2014 at 4:08 am

      Oh good, you should go! πŸ™‚

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