Freitag, 24. Oktober 2014

Prague II

I visited Prague on educational leave. So I did not have enough time to take lots of pictures since the schedule was very tight. We visited former palaces and castles - now governmental buildings and had some talks with officals from the city hall, chamber or trade, the senate, german ambassy. Especially interesting were the meeting we had with an famous author, who told us about czech political history and his role related to the events during the "Prague Spring" and the day we spend in Theresienstadt with a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp / Terezin - a very kind old lady, who told us about her youth in Terezin, heart breaking.
And there were the visits of the old synagoge and Skoda car factory plant and some more famous places. In the evening we always had a lovely 3 course czech dinner in different restaurants. Afterwards some of us visited jazz clubs - good music (best club http://www.agharta.cz/ ) and lots of cheap beer... Czech dark beer is really delicious.
During the spare hours, called free time, I walked a lot in the inner city, public transportation is dirt cheap...

Never seen this kind of architecture before - czech cubismn:

 Art deco:
 

Renaissance:



Lots of stores are selling czech's famous products as jewelry and bohemian glass ware. Most of the shops around wenzel'splace and city hall are tourist traps selling overprized and not very artful things, but this store sold a lot of fine goods:

And this is a tourist trap selling bohemian glass and some more things you and I will never need. I asked for the price of the cristal lamps: 2000 Euros and more - rediculous.

Nice little shop selling handmade woolen crafts for low prices in the old town:

 Bought such souvenirs as organic soap, chocolate, czech liquor, canned beer, plush animals.

Skoda factory museum:
They did produce some really nice bikes first

This car never went into mass production (beginning of WWII) what a shame..

1 Kommentar:

Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Thank you for these photos and descriptions!

Hope you post some photos of your dinners and other foods/snacks you had there.