|The Old Town Hall Square|
Well, I finally found some time to sit down at the hotel and write a little something. I've already finished my second full day in Prague. Since I am not able to write every day, I will try not to let my posts get too long, but it will be difficult. Even the most common building in the downtown area is so rich with history and architectural beauty that it's hard to pare down what I will write. So, I will only be able to give a brief summary here.
After a long plane ride, I finally made it to Prague! The first evening I walked to the Old Town Square where I was able to see the Old Town Hall Tower, which has been keeping astronomical time since 1338! The hands not only measure the time of day, but also the Zodiac. Across the square is the beautiful Tyn Church, which has been around, under several reconstructions since 1256. Currently you can see the reconstructed late Gothic Towers from the Square.
|Pinkas Synagogue, wall details|
|Interior of the Old-New Synagogue|
|Interior of the Spanish Synagogue|
|Facade of St. Vitus' Cathedral|
|Southern facade of St. Vitus' Cathedral|
|Looking down the center of the Cathedral|
|Three stained-glass windows in the Cathedral|
I have so much more to share, but I am trying to keep this short, I will end there. Please look forward to my next post in a few days for more from Prague!