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The weather Sunday was perfect. The sun was shining and the sky was a bright blue. We planned to get up early and arrive at the astronomical clock by 9:00 so we could see it in action. It “goes off” every hour. See the Apostles looking out the windows?

clock running

Ann, Robert and I hit the streets at 8:00 and browsed “Paris Street” which is in our neighborhood.  Parizska Street is the Paris of Prague. It has every upscale store you can imagine; Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Versace, Prada, and more. This outfit was in the window at Dolce and Gabbana. Ann and I both wanted it!

fancy dress

When we got to the clock we were treated to a bridal shoot. Prague is a huge destination wedding location. These brides were on a wedding tour where you come to Prague after your wedding and get photos made in front of the clock. They were having so much fun and we really enjoyed watching them.

brides1

brides2

After wandering some more we crossed the Charles Bridge and visited the Church of St. Mary the Victorious which houses “The Infant of Prague.” The Infant of Prague is a statue brought to the Czech during the Habsburg era by a Spanish Noblewoman. “The more you honor me, the more I will bless you” Is the quotation that accompanies the Infant. The altar was very ornate and beautiful. You are not allowed to take pictures so I bought a postcard!

Upon leaving the church we strolled down the river and enjoyed the colorful trees, islands and buildings.

sunday stroll

sunday bridge

Once we walked to the outskirts of the main city we crossed over another bridge and ended up at the Dancing House, sometimes called the “Fred & Ginger.” Can you see why it has that nickname?

Fred & Ginger

We stopped by another church to view an Anti-Nazi Memorial. We watched these children play hide and seek in the memorial.

two children

Prague is the City of Ten Thousand Spires. Here are a just a few:

red spire

spire 1

And a few more door ornamentations:

tyn church knob and lock

knob 1

Tomorrow we are off to Kutna Hora, once the home of Europe’s largest silver mine.