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Prague

Step back in time to a medieval city

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We had a very comfortable train ride to Prague. A very modern train with good seats.

Prague's population is 1.2M compared to Vienna 1.6M. Not much difference in population from the medieval city of Prague and the capital of the empire, Vienna.

I did not realize that Mozart spent time in Prague as well as Salzburg and Vienna and was much loved by the people of Prague who gave him a funeral with over 4000 people attending. Don Giovanni was first performed here.

There is a very nice podcast on Prague at this site. Look down the page to find it. I think you will find it entertaining!

We had very nice fall days to enjoy the sights. antalya_057.jpgantalya_068.jpgprague_004__1_.jpg

Views of the rooftopsPrague_019__3_.jpgantalya_130.jpg

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Musician on the bridge antalya_125.jpg
Famous clock tower antalya_139.jpg

Lots of wooden toys and puppets antalya_077.jpgantalya_065.jpgantalya_069.jpgantalya_156.jpg

Bohemian cut crystal antalya_084.jpg

Prague has a lot of Art Deco construction and the municipal hall is a grand example. I just wish we could have attended a concert. The restaurant is especially lovely.
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Shopping street antalya_177.jpg

Prague is a lovely city and we enjoyed our visit very much. So now back to Istanbul.

Posted by goodearth 13:52 Archived in Czech Republic

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