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Disappearing Into The Prague Castle

Did you know – Prague Castle takes up SEVEN football fields?! Who’s doing all that cleaning?

 

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Prague Castle – the largest medieval castle in Europe and the capital’s top attraction. The current President of the Czech Republic, and past kings of the empire, has a home the size of SEVEN football fields. That’s a whole lot of cleaning.

Good thing they kept plenty of domestic helpers nearby back then on Golden Lane, home to servants, goldsmiths, alchemists and renown writer Franz Kafka. This street located within the castle walls is lined with miniature houses better suited for dwarves than even for a girl at 5’1”. While some of these homes have been turned into tourist shops, others have been frozen in time behind glass walls.

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Czech Out Those Wheels in Prague!

Hello Prague! Czech out those wheels! See what I did there? 😉

 

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Dreary weather usually makes me want to crawl back in bed. In Prague though, the foggy gloom adds character to the “City of a Hundred Spires”. The weather gives the capital a gothic feel, which was quite fitting for Halloween.

After a quick view of the Astronomical Clock and heavy goulash for dinner last night, I walked over The Charles Bridge to get to the John Lennon Wall. The 30 statues the line both sides of the bridge kind of blended into the dull night sky so I didn’t think much of it in the dark.

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Tick, Tock – Prague’s Astronomical Clock

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.

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