Sunday, March 16, 2014

I've been everywhere . . .

Well, not really, it just feels like it.

We've roamed all around Prague:  the Charles Bridge; the Cathedrals of St. Vitus, St. Nicklaus, and Our Lady Before Tyn; the Lennon Wall; Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock; seen statues dedicated to the memory of those killed under the Communist regime and one of Hitler and Lennin pissing on Czech; as well as visits to other less touristy parts of town.

We've taken day trips to Karlstejn Castle and town (would accept a call to be their next rector if offered) and Kutna Hora.

And now we are off to Dresden to meet up with The Kid and her German parents today and tomorrow.

I will have to figure out how to post pictures here when I get home.  Until then, just know it's all amazing.

**Mind boggling event of the trip so far:  Visiting Kutna Hura, an old silver mining town, and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady and John the Baptist, there were two full relics, i.e. two full bodies, encased in glass and on display on either side of the steps up to the choir section.  One was St. Vincent and, unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the other one -- ish.  But they were presented to the Cathedral in 1742 by Pope Benedict XIV on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the founding of the monastery.  So in 1742 the place was already 600 years old.  Wow.


Lady Anne | 4:58 PM, March 17, 2014  

And in America, anything over 100 years old is probably in danger of falling down! Or being bulldozed for a housing development.

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