KISS on Charles Bridge
I think that the sweettest thing which never die and is going through ages making people smiling and jealous, envy and mad, crazy and kind is KISS of Lovely couple. That is what saves our world, that is what continues our generations :-) I would like it last forever
Pendulum, fun, shoes?
The metronome, but we just say pendulum, was put here instead of Stalin monument. I don't know, how it exactly works and for what is it, just that it checks the time, but better than Stalin. People come here to talk, walk, skate, play football and relax. There is a beautiful view on prague bridges and downtown, so couples so much in love just sitting and watching and talking and behind them people shouting and playing, :-). And why the shoes over there? I really don't know.
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Capture the city for yourself
A small day pack should be all you require. A bottle of water and some snacks. . A good pair of walking shoes/trainers and a light raincoat is always handy. Don't let yourself forget this place. Bring along a camera and lot of film or better still a good quality digital camera so you can show everyone your "Prague" when you get home.
Infant Jesus of Prague
The Infant Jesus of Prague has a colorful history as you might expect. Many of these such stories stretch one?s imagination but are always colorful and interesting and add to the patina of the object or person in question. This statue is housed in the Church of the Virgin Mary the Victorious (even the name sparkles) in Prague. Also it is owned by an order of nuns called the ?Discalced Carmelites.? I am not making fun and am not kidding. Evidently this order was founded by St. Teresa; slipped into shoddy, slovenly and unholy ways; was reformed (Discalced=reformed). At any rate the origin of the statue is not really known but may have been done in the 14th C. and it is speculated that it came from a monastery in Bohemia, was eventually given to this order with the promise that if they kept it they would prosper (whatever prospering means to an order of nuns). Evidently one hand of the statue had been broken during a period in which it lay buried in the ruins of the church after the Saxons and Swedes had invaded Prague and the Carmelites had to flee. The statue purportedly spoke to Fr. Cyril who had rescued and cleaned it. It told Fr. Cyril to place the statue at the entrance to the sacristy which he did and in a few days a man came and repaired it.
The church is not very large or impressive from the outside and is located a bit away from the usual sights but for my money well worth a small detour. Notice the statue?s robe as the nuns change it each day so he appears in many colorful costumes. Interestingly the Infant Jesus of Prague us the patron saint of good finances. This was of interest to me as I spent about 30 years as a budget manager and I also bought a small one for a friend who is the budget officer where I worked before retiring. He was delighted.
Karmelitská 9, just below Malostranske Nam
Metro: Line A to Malostranská
Museum of the Holy Child of Prague 40Kc ($1.40) adults, 20Kc (70¢) students, free for children under 6
U Bezousku in Pruhonice
The small town of Pruhonice is most renowned for its botanical gardens, but the beer enthusiast makes the trek there to visit the brewpub, U Bezousku. One only has to take Metro C to Opatov station, and then hop on bus 324 or 325 to Pruhonice. The bus stop in right in front of the brewpub, how convenient can you get? The lunch I had was a bit pricey at 115 kc (still less than four dollars) but the quality was good and tasty. The house made beers were the real reason to go and they were all great. They had 10 and 12 degree pale lagers, with the stronger beer having a fruitier palate. Also, on hand was Bernard's 12 degree dark beer and another house specialty called Bizon, a 16 degree strong beer of exceptional dryness for the strength. It's well worth the trek here and you can hit the botanical garderns if you get there early enough. ;) The brewpub has reasonably priced rooms too.