Day 2: Homeless harrassment and a big flood
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September 18th, 2006 – by: lbdomem
Once we managed to coax ourselves out of bed, we went back to the Old Town Square. As I mentioned before, there is a large clock tower in the middle. We went into the tourist information to have a look at options for going to see a black light theatre production (as we had seen flyers that were being passed around advertising various performances). We finally decided upon seeing Frankenstein and took the leaflet with directions to their ticket office. Whilst inside the information point we noticed you could actually go up to the top of the tower and what with me being a big fan of heights, you can guess where I was nudging Kate.
After enough photos were taken, we went back down to the tourist info and stood outside whilst investigating a map.
Poor Kate, isnt the best at hiding her thoughts when put in the situation and she could not help but look shocked when a homeless man started rooting through the bins next to us. I suppose he noticed the look on her face and commented in an American accent "if you don't like it, you shouldn't be hanging around next to bins!" Oh god! If her face was a picture before, it was an entire album of them after that. I suppose it was a shock to hear a homeless person speaking with an American accent in Prague, even more so because she is half american herself.
We had finished everything ten minutes before the hour so sat on the curb and waited for the clock to chime.
We then made a couple of trips to various museums. All of which were closed. One was the antonin dvorak museum (again the music theme for Kate - in this circumstance I think she studied some of his work for her degree). We also visited the national museum which was situated in Wenceslas square, directly behind the statue of King Wenceslas. It had a sign on its door; although, quite helpfully the sign was in czech so we had no clue what it said.
Walking to the edge of Prague's city limits had it's advantages - we came across a supermarket of sex and Kate bought some tights from a Tight store that was closing down. Mostly though it was just a chance to explore Prague and walk.
We walked a lot that day.
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