This huge boulevard is the site of most of the major historical events to have occurred in Prague. It is created by famous Czech artist David Černý (you’ll see some of his statues all over town, including another couple further below). The Beneficial Brick Initiative is a charity fundraiser created to help mentally handicapped people better integrate into society.A history lesson on the years of Communism in what was then Czechoslovakia. For a donation of 150 Kč (about US) you can paint a brick with your choice of colors and add it anywhere you want on the pile of stacked bricks. The Czech Republic drinks more beer than any other country.Another strange David Černý statue, this one located on pretty Husova street, depicts psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud hanging by a hand and pondering whether to hold on or let go.The Klementinum is the largest and most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town.Fried cheese is the typical ‘vegetarian’ option on a Czech menu. The Petřín Observation Tower was built in 1891 and was inspired by the Eiffel tower in Paris. Lots of companies offer ‘free’ walking tours, most starting in the Old Town Square.
This is the House of the Black Madonna, the first and probably most celebrated example of cubist architecture in Prague. Interesting photographs through the ages, including WWII.You’ll be tired of following the crowds and will have sore feet from walking all the cobblestone streets. We’ve never seen as many Thai massage parlors (outside Thailand) as in Prague and now understand why they are so popular. Touristy; but good Czech food, great beer (they make their own), and you might be sharing the table with some interesting people. Great views of the city, especially in the early evening.See some great Art nouveau architecture along the river in the area between the For fans of architecture; this building is the work of Frank Gehry who also designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.The fat that we won’t work off we’ll sweat off in the heat 😉 .We’ll take off a little time from blogging as we settle into our new home.