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Wednesday, 26 May 2004
en construction


Looking out the same window as yesterday, only looking a bit to the right, I see great progress with the new house compared to the last photo I took when the crane had just been installed. And of course there is now a lot more sunlight, and leaves and less snow and frost.

This weekend we are going to Prague.  I find the In Your Pocket guidebooks to Eastern Europe very useful, but I found most of the hotels they recommended were fully booked, so had to resort to my own research. I started to wonder if it was a bad sign that the hotel isn’t mentioned in any of the guide books.

I like the humourous edge to In Your Pocket. For example they say

For centuries, Prague has been a centre of culture, architecture and enlightenment. Today, she’s full of tourists getting snap happy and attempting to see her marvels in one or two days. That’s impossible, but if you are only here for a limited time, there are some places you must visit. Charles Bridge, of course, will link your walk from Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock to the wonders of the Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. The Art Nouveau wonders of the Municipal House are right by the Powder Tower, and nearby Wenceslas Square has the statue of the sainted man himself and the golden domed National Museum, on the steps of which Jan Palah burned himself alive. Also, the Jewish area has various synagogues and the cemetery.

Posted by bigblue on 26/05/2004 at 10:49 AM
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