Tag Archive for Prague

Sedlec Ossuary

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What better day for this macabre post than Halloween! While we were in Prague in August, we took a day trip to Kutna Hora to see the Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the bone church. In the late 13th century an abbot went to visit the land that was believed to be where Jesus was crucified – Golgatha. He brought back some of the holy soil and sprinkled it in the cemetery, thus making it a very popular place in Central Europe to be buried. In the 1300′s the Black…

The Bubble Man of Prague

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Longtime readers of this blog will know that we are big fans of street performers. In Prague, while walking through Petrin Park (which is great, and well worth a visit), we came across one of the more unique street performers we’ve seen on the trip. It was a guy blowing big bubbles for a group of kids, with one of those bubble wands. That’s it. The kids were going nuts trying to pop the bubbles. We sat there for about 15 minutes, watching the madness. A number of parents were…

Picturesque Prague

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Prague is a really lovely city, one of the most photogenic places we have been on the trip. Everywhere you go are little cobblestone streets running down narrow alleyways fronted by red-roofed buildings. The city avoided much of the carpet bombing of the Second World War – although it certainly did not escape it completely – so many of the historic old buildings in the city survived untouched. Prague’s Jewish Quarter has lots of art nouveau and cubist buildings alongside one another, making a fun mash-up of styles Although the…

Prague’s Miniature Museum

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I had originally titled this post ‘The World’s Smallest Museum,’ but then, in the course of my research to confirm the veracity of this claim, I discovered there are a whole bunch of museums that are much smaller than this one, including one in New York City that is an alley (and currently showing an exhibition on fake vomit from around the world, so check it out!). So: Prague’s Miniature Museum.  It features miniatures created by Siberian artist Anatolij Konenko. His art – which must be viewed through a microscope…

An afternoon in Prague

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This week we had a nice afternoon wandering Prague. First we went to Old Saint Nicholas Cathedral. I’m not big on cathedrals, but the fun special thing about this place was that Mozart played their organ. This sort of blew my mind that I was hanging out in a place he had been. I need to watch Amadeus again. The cathedral was also home to cherubs that appeared to be having the worst allergy attacks ever. We wandered from there to the John Lennon wall. A few photos from our…