Goodbye, Prague…

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:

img_0972img_0973The 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.

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To finish off, a few odd Prague pics. I’m not sure what’s happening in this one…
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A local shop:

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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.
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And that was Prague. A beautiful, quirky, vibrant city – I can’t wait to go back!
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12 Responses to Goodbye, Prague…

  1. Great place for a visit, particularly liked the museum of Communism once I’d managed to track it down! Food’s great too – meat and dumplings with a beer!

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Prague, thanks for letting me tag along!

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  3. barbtaub says:

    I love these posts. And I can’t wait to visit Prague for myself.

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  4. TanGental says:

    Haven’t been in years. Time for a tour about.

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  5. It looks like you had a lovely time in Prague, Linda. It’s definitely on my bucket list. 🙂

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