Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Prague - late afternoon

After our group photograph, we made our way the the Old Town Square. Around the Square are many attractive buildings such as these.

There are churches like the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn.............................

and the Church of St.Nicholas.

The main attraction here is the Astronomical Clock of the Old Town Hall

The clock comes to life every hour during the day but I did not find it that attractive but it is a major tourist attraction in Prague. The pickpockets could be watching your wallet while you are watching the clock so be aware. Actually, I found the ice cream parlours that are around the square more interesting and there are many flavours to choose from and they start from only 1 euro! Yummy especially on a hot day. There are also plenty of restaurants in the area for open air dining.

Then we went to Wenceslas Square. My photos did not turn up well so just the few below.

There was a large open air market nearby and also plenty of souvenir shops on both sides and my wife did all her shopping for friends and relatives here.

It was a long day in Prague. Usually we were driven around in our city tour but in Prague we did everything on foot. And I believe I have never walked so much in one day and it was a welcome sight when we saw our tour bus as we headed for our dinner and our hotel for a long awaited rest.

I wish I could spend more time in Prague as there are many more sites to see and this is one of weaknesses of package tour; you only get to see what is in their programme. So maybe this is an excuse to come back later to do your own tour.

Anyway, good night, Prague.

Ronald Kwok

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