Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Prague

This image was taken last night at Prague Castle. The spires of the cathedral looked so lovely from our hotel room so we just had to take a late night walk to get a closer look. Prague is quite picturesque.

One downer is we have discovered that a lot of the local restaurants prey on tourists. For example, they will bring a basket of bread to your table and even if you don't touch it or order it, you are charged for it. The same applies with almonds, pretzels so if they bring a serving of both you are charged for both. Some places even apply a cover charge without announcing. My advice is to beware, ask before you are seated, and check your bill.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Prague, Czech Republic

Day three in Prague, CZ. These images are day and night views of the city near Prague Castle. The city is situated on the Vltava River in the center of Bohemia and has served as the political, cultural and economic center of the Czech state for more than 1,100 years. Pretty amazing considering the USA only celebrated our 234th birthday on the 4th of July.
The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. During WWII the city suffered only a few bombings therefore most of the architecture is as it was hundreds of years ago.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

British Museum

If you haven't guessed by now, I am totally addicted to the British Museum. We've been in London a week and I have already been three times and I may go again later today.

Here is a piece found the other day while wandering the museum. It is a decorative shield from Flanders and it is believed it may have been a prize a knight received for competing in a tournament. It is made from wood is dated approximately 1475-1500.

Tomorrow we head off to Prague. Yesterday we got up and said "what about a side trip?"Today do yourself a favor, instead of asking WHY ask yourself WHY NOT?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bob's Boat

I thought I would put a photo up of something that was dear to my brother Bob. When we were here two years ago I had sent him a photo of this boat and he affectionately called it "his boat". He told me that he let the people here in Ireland think it was theirs.

As we drove up the road and I saw the little blue boat come into view it made me quite sad. So in memory of my dear brother Bob I am posting a photo of "his boat".

Where ever he is right now I am sending love and peace.