Sightseeing

There is a great deal to see in Prague and over the years we’ve visited many places more than once. The growing prosperity of the Czech Republic means that some things change quickly and our information may or may not be up to date. The museum for instance was firmly stuck in the 19th century when we visited it in 2000, but is now much improved, repainted and modernised. (I actually miss the feel of the old place, it was like stepping back into the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Everything had a layer of dust on it and the woman who took your money was straight out of ‘From Russia With Love’.)

There’s always surprising things to see as you walk around Prague, so always have your camera handy. I particularly like some of the statues that decorate some of the older buildings. I spotted St. Agnes on a church front as we walked back from Praha 5 towards the Charles Bridge. There are a number of buildings which have Art Nouveau facades with beautiful paintings and statues.

We take Richard and Rachael with us as we walk round, but it has to be admitted that they have not always been enthusiastic about the sightseeing and there isn’t a great deal to keep children amused in the city. Still the long walks do mean that they sleep well.