|Family (left) Statues (middle) Final steps leaving the castle grounds (right)|
After exiting the Prague Castle grounds, we headed for the famous Karluv Most (the Charles Bridge). No need for a bus or tram, we'll walk there.
|One last thing to see while walking through the|
castle grounds... um, we're pretending to not
understand why this statue's genitals are so shiny...
What I did notice, on the bridge, all The Cross and Crucifixion displays. As well as other saints and such (I'm guessing, as we didn't stop to read all the plaques, there were so many!) But here are a few of them and some views:
|Whirly Hat... who wore it better?|
|It was a beautiful day. So many were out on the water in big boats, row boats, and paddle boats. (top)|
The beginning of the bridge (bottom-left)
A bishop (or such) giving a peace sign (or such) with the castle in the distance (bottom-right)
|Segway, Segway, Segway|
I actually would love to try a Segway. But I'd prefer a closed course of sorts, without tourists and not in a place as beautiful as Prague. Just seems so out of place. But, it's the hot thing to do, apparently!
|Random photo of parking-markers (designating a "spot"?) We liked them.|
It was quite a nice day, but the sun could get warm during a walk. As we took a break for shade and a drink, we sat in a quaint little treed area just off the big square. We reminisced about Venice's pigeons as we watched a few play in front of us (not nearly as many, but just as curious for food).
|Our treed-break area (top). Side of the astronomical clock (bottom-left). Part of Old Town (right).|
The astronomical clock was next on our list. We weren't there "on the hour" and we were pretty tired. So we took some photos, oogled at the design and beauty, then made our way back to our hotel, passing through Old Town.
|Astronomical Clock. The photo on the right was a vertical panorama|
which distorted the clock as well as the man passing in front.
|Random giant art piece. No explanation.|
While the kids were getting ready for bed, Chris made a call (no online chat this time) to AT&T to fix our accounts. Seems there was a gap, after all, and we were getting charged incorrectly. Chris thinks THIS time it's really fixed... at least for another month. Side note: We're at a month into our travels! Wow. Another experience where days can drag on, but the weeks are flying by.
P.S. My throat has been hurting all day (uh oh!) time to gargle with salt water (but where to get the salt? I've been thinking of ways to steal it from dinner or how to take a tablespoon worth home in my purse?)... then I decided... I have nasal rinse (too much information?) and if that's good enough for my nose... it's good enough to gargle!