Day 32, Thursday, September 26, 2019
First thing we need to do this afternoon is return our car rental. Because the rental office is in the train station it didn’t cost us anything for parking. When I went to take photos of the car before we returned it I realized I had left my memory card in the computer at home! Good thing we have a backup camera on our phone, but it isn’t as good or handy as my camera.
Bob is doing a great job organizing our days and finding information about what to see and do. He went out for a walk this morning and discovers that, because we are seniors, we get free transit passes! We just need to have a passport photo. It costs us $6 CAD each for our photos and another $1.20 to get the card. A transit ticket good for one day costs $6.60 so this is a great deal.
We go for a walk to Wenceslas Square and take a few photos. These horses are part of an art exhibit in the square. The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj, is a medieval astronomical clock. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating. Crowds gather here to watch it strike the hour. We enjoy this street performer and the poor lady volunteer who is terrified by pretty much everything he does, including pouring lighter fluid in a circle on the ground around her! He never does light it but her reactions made the crowd laugh. We find the Senat, where there is a free concert. We were expecting classical music but a group of students perform and sing more modern songs, including Hey Jude, These Boots are Made For Walking, Can’t Buy Me Love and Cabaret. Some of the songs are in Czech and some are sung in English, with a heavy Czech accent! It started to rain during the performance but we had brought our umbrella so we stayed dry.
I tried to draw but didn’t manage much.
Walking through the gardens after the concert we saw this pretty white peacock, who walked along with us for a bit.
Fabulous clock & I LOVE LOVE LOVE the peacock! We have a plethora of them here in Palos Verdes & I used to snap photos of them when I did the census but never saw a white one.
The glasses incident sounds like something I would do but I probably would have stepped on them🤪. So glad u didn’t!
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What a beautiful clock! Orloj is so close to the French Horlage… European languages have so many similarities!
Yes, although we found Polish difficult to understand in general. German seems to have a lot more similarities to English. It is easier to sometimes guess the approximate meaning of a word because the root word is often similar. It just seems to make more sense to me than Polish did.