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Prague - An old capital city

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The capital of Czech, Prague was amazing, largely because of the Sandemanns walking tour we took.

National museum, 5 min walk to train station and 2 min to our hostel

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Our hostel was huge, central, and cheap -- "Prague-One", a 3-room, 10-bed place on the second floor of an old fancy lowrise.
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The pink building is the old city hall, destroyed in WWII. The city otherwise remained almost entirely untouched.
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In the Jewish quarter - a statue of Kafka riding a headless, bodyless man, an illustration of a nightmare he had.
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the synagogue, which looks like a mosque in an homage to the Spanish Moors, Muslims who were among the only Europeans who were accepting of Jews at the time. The rest of the Jewish quarter was razed about a hundred years ago, as they hadn't had freedom of movement within the city for a several generations until the area became an uninhabitably overpopulated slum.
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Prague Castle

From afar
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Sue and a guard below a statue of a guy clubbing a guy at the castle entrance
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Us and a guard. Guards mostly stand there and ignore the hoards of tourists that have their pictures taken with them.
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The cathedral in the castle complex.
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Another church there
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View from the castle walls
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The famed astrological clock, which at every hour has stuff happenning at the 3 windows above the astrological dial, culminating with the middle rooster making noise.
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By complete chance we saw our friend Jo from the overland tour (who was on her last day of travel in Eastern Europe), and arranged to catch up and reminisce.
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Posted by chrisvasil 12:42 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged tourist_sites

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