I took enough pics to keep the blog busy for months on end, but we’ll stop here. A trilogy of posts is enough. So – the final photos…
The streets around my hotel reminded me of the film Goodbye, Lenin! which came out in the early noughties. It’s about a young East German whose dedicated communist mother sees him in an anti-government demonstration, and falls into a coma after a heart attack. When she awakes, the wall is down and life has changed out of all recognition. But any excitement could be fatal for Mama – so Alex sets about recreating the world of the German Democratic Republic, to keep his (fortunately still bedridden) Mama safe…
Here’s the trailer:
And here are my pics:
The Friday of my week in Prague was Czech National Day. The city centre was buzzing – there was a parade plus march-past at the castle, and demos in town. The atmosphere was incredible, with locals and tourists mingling in their thousands under (mainly) sunny skies.
We went to the zoo one day. It’s a good zoo; the animals are in roomy enclosures, not cages. Our problem was, while some of the info panels had brief English and German sections, a lot of them were in Czech only. Fair enough, we were the foreigners, but it’s an odd feeling when you’re surrounded by a language you don’t understand, and it’s not one English speakers experience often. Maybe we should.
And that was Prague. A beautiful, quirky, vibrant city – I can’t wait to go back!