From the Vyšehrad side of the Vltava River, we waited for a ferry.
|Limnigraph/water level recorder (1907,|
restored and put back into operation in 2003)
|Here comes our ferry (KSS)|
|Beth and Peter (KSS)|
|A skateboard park|
|Staropramen Complex of the historical brewery|
We stopped for lunch at another Husa restaurant in the complex. Afterwards we caught a tram.
|St Henry's Tower/Jindrisska vez (1472-1475), the|
tallest detached bell tower in Prague at 68 m/222'
|Palace Hotel (1903-1909, by Goerge Justich|
in Art Nouveau style)
|Printer's proofs of Mucha's Gismonda poster|
|Mucha did several series of four posters, including|
The Times of Day (1899)
|Zodiac (1896) was to be used as a calendar, and in|
1970 the band Metromedia used this painting
on their debut album titled Gypsy (KSS)
|Easel, desk and chair of Alfons Mucha|
|Crucifixion (1868) was drawn at age 8|
|Haas's Department Store/Haasův obchodní dům|
(1869-1871, by Theophil Hansen) was the first
modern department store in Prague
|Absinthe appears to be a tourist drink,|
and most of it is not true herbal absinthe
|Statue (1983, by Josef Vajce) of astronomers|
Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler
outside the Jan Kepler Grammar School
|Basilica of the Assumption/Bazilika Nanebevzeti Panny|
Marie (circa 1182 with the latest reconstruction in the
18C Baroque style) at the Strahov Monastery
No photos were allowed as we toured the Theological Hall (1679), and the Philosophical Hall (1782), both libraries to rival that of the Klementinum.
|Time for a drink at the monastery brewpub!|
|The St Norbert beers include amber, dark, IPA, and seasonal beers (KSS)|
|The local brewery truck speaks for itself (KSS)|
|Smiřický Palace/Dům Smiřických (1603-1613, with additions and|
reconstructions); it was here where the rebellious nobles met to
plan the 1618 Defenestration, against Habsburg rule
|Former Lesser Town City Hall/Malostranská Beseda (1478)|
|Kaiserstein Palace/Kaiserštejnský palác (c 1700) with|
allegorical statues of the Four Elements on the roof, and
a bust of Czech soprano Emmy Destinnová (to the
right of the door) who lived here 1907-1914
|Restaurant/Restaurace U Mecenáše,|
location of a dinner in 1981
|Restaurant U Mecenáše (12/23/1981)|
|Restaurant U Mecenáše today|
|Lichtenstein Palace, Prague Castle, and Holy Trinity Column (12/24/1981)|
|Holy Trinity Column/Morový Sloup Nejsvĕtĕjší Trojice|
was raised to mark the end of the plague epidemic in 1713
|In the center of the square sits the massive|
St Nicholas Church/Kostel sv. Mikuláše (1703-1761,
by Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer)
|St Nicholas Church (12/24/1981)|
|Trams entering and leaving Lesser Town Square|
|Church of Our Lady Victorious/Kostel Panny Marie|
Vitězné (1611-1613 for the German Lutherans)
|What?! I remembered the Infant of Prague|
being high above the altar, which was now covered!
|Infant of Prague (12/26/1981); it was hard to see, but at certain times|
they turned off the church lights and spotlighted the statue
|But the Infant of Prague has its own altar on the right side of the church,|
I guess I did not remember correctly! (KSS)
|Holy water font (KSS)|
We returned to the hotel.
|The hotel on top of the hill|
|The hotel restaurant's "barbecue patio"|
|When we reached our room for the first time,|
we had all sorts of welcome goodies
We met Peter & Beth and walked over to the commercial center of Anděl. Decided on dinner at the Pizzeria Ristorante Corleone, because of the "creative" gun sight.
Today the high temperature was 75 degrees F.
Next: Prague 5a.
Next: Prague 5a.