Tag Archives: January 2014

St. Jacobs

Across the square from St. Elisabeth Church is St. Jacobs Church.  The Gothic old-Franconian Church of St. James was originally  the hospice church for the German Order. The original building was erected in mid to late 14th century. The Church was badly damaged during the war and was rebuilt with some alterations. The nave houses some […]

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More Snow

Apparently it snowed last night, not much but enough to leave residue of  some white sprinkling on the roofs.  I think today was the coldest day that we can remember  pushing +2C maybe +3C.  It was actually chilly.  We did not find a lot of snow but we did find more signs of spring which […]

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The Lennon Wall

Once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs. Young Czechs would write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this led to a clash between hundreds of students and security police on the nearby Charles Bridge. The movement these students followed was described ironically as […]

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Evening Stroll

After a lovely dinner on the Prague Castle side of town, in the same restaurant we ate last year, we went for a stroll to walk off the 4 tonnes of food we consumed before heading home.  Let me see if I remember the meal.  Beef goulash soup in a bread bowl, fries, potato mushroom […]

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Tyn Church

Tyn Church, or The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, dominates one side of the Old Town Square in Prague. The two 80m spires of this powerful looking, Gothic church (with a Baroque interior) can be seen from all over Prague.  The oldest pipe organ in Prague stands inside this church. The organ was built in 1673 by […]

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Museum of Communism

Introduction to Life 101 in the Communist Block.  We drag our children around these odd places to show them how we lived when we were their age.  No iPhones or iPads or laptops, no video games and no internet.  However, if you were lucky you could buy a block of chocolate once a month if […]

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French Trains

In short awesome. On our way back after a bit of wondering around Paris we settled in our comfy seats in the first class. This time we were served dinner which was: pasta salad with tomatoes, goat cheese and broad green beans. Grilled beef with rice and vegetable ratatouille. For dessert lemon tart. Wine, water, […]

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