Prague’s Astronomical Clock puts on a show, “The Walk of the Apostles”, every hour to ward off bad omen.

 

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First stop in Prague – Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square. It was first installed in 1410 and is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one that still works. I’ve also been told it’s one of the most popular places to get pick-pocketed in Prague.

Every hour, there is a performance called “The Walk of the Apostles”. The figures of the Apostles and other sculptures on the clock put on a show. There’s a legend that a bad omen would befall on the city if the clock isn’t maintained. Maybe the hourly shows are a way to remind the people of Prague to always take note of the historical clock.

I snapped a few photos and was ready to feed the growl in my belly. I settled for something warm, filling and traditional: goulash – a slow cooked meat and vegetable stew with potatoes. It was satisfying, but the heavy meal left me extremely lethargic. Since it was too early to call it a night, I walked it off by trekking to the John Lennon Wall

The wall is covered in graffiti and sprinkled with John Lennon-inspired quotes and Beatles lyrics. It was first used by locals to voice their thoughts during the communist regime. The artwork has changed over time and continues to change as locals now use it to express global ideals.

During this visit, Hong Kong’s protest – also known as the Umbrella Revolution – was in full effect. The most prominent message on the Lennon Wall showed Prague’s stance on democracy: “To Hong Kong from Prague – We Support You.”

 

Monica reflects on her travels by sharing her thoughts on A Cup of Moca. She writes about her journey as she experiences the destination to encourage others to marinate in the moment instead of just checking things off a bucket list.