Changing of the guard and more

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Castle.

We are in a traffic jam. A lot of people want to go to the castle. The sun is shining. I hear drumming. We are behind a fence and I feel like a Dutch saying ‘pegs in a tonne’. It so crowded. The changing of the guard was nice, but not special. I like the music they played during this ceremony.

 

We are walking downhill and passing by houses which have pictures above the door. The picture says something about the home. The buildings were built in an era where they had no numbers, just pictures. My favourite one is the house with the 2 suns.

 

Our guide took us to a church (I don’t know the name) where she told us this story: Once a year the child Jezus is undressed. Women who want to be pregnant touch this child with their jewelry and wear the jewelry.

Castle.
After this the child Jezus will get some new clothes on. I don’t know if a lot of women really get pregnant. Behind the church there is a shop and upstairs there is a museum where all the clothes from the child Jezus are exhibited. There are also cabinets with cribs from all over the world.

 

We continue our walk and see a big graffiti wall. This wall was already there in the communist era. Just around the corner there is a barbed wire where lovers leave a lock and hope they stay together forever.

 

Prague had many floods. I was suprised how high the water was. You can see it on a wall how high the water was in 1940, 1890, 1845, 1784 and 14-08-2002.

 

Finally we make it to the Charles Bridge. We stop at a statue called John of Nepomuk (recognizable of his 5 stars). If you touch this statue your wish will be fullfilled.

 

After shopping on the easter markets, we take a break at Starbucks. We have our dinner at the hotel Opera. I was expecting something fancy, but it is not. We do have really nice company at our dinner table.  

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Castle.
Castle.
Castle.
Castle.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Castle.
Castle.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus
St. Vitus
Bat.
Bat.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
St. Vitus.
Castle.
Castle.
You have to pay money to see this …
You have to pay money to see this…
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
Changing of the guard.
This house has a picture above the…
This house has a picture above th…
Cribs.
Cribs.
Cribs.
Cribs.
Cribs.
Cribs.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Graffiti wall with John Lennon.
Barbed wire where lovers leave a l…
Barbed wire where lovers leave a …
This is how high the water was.
This is how high the water was.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge.
John of Nepomuk
John of Nepomuk
If you touch this statue your wish…
If you touch this statue your wis…
Maraton.
Maraton.
Easter markets.
Easter markets.
Demonstration.
Demonstration.
My mother having a break at Starbu…
My mother having a break at Starb…
Making a graffiti wall.
Making a graffiti wall.
Kreupel in Praag?
Kreupel in Praag?
Hotel Opera.
Hotel Opera.
Hotel Opera.
Hotel Opera.
Shopping.
Shopping.
Our hotel in Kralupy.
Our hotel in Kralupy.
Our hotel in Kralupy.
Our hotel in Kralupy.
Our hotel in Kralupy.
Our hotel in Kralupy.
View from our hotel in Kralupy.
View from our hotel in Kralupy.
73 km (45 miles) traveled
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