Not much wordiness here. Just some photos I took wandering around Prague for a couple of hours today. I’m in the city for customer and colleague presentations, but couldn’t pass up the only time to take a break and see the sights, especially since I haven’t been here since 2008.
I visited a comic book museum which cost about $6 (120 CZK). In reality it was two rooms dedicated to one Czech cartoonist, Kája Saudek, who was jailed during the Soviet era for his humor, satire, and often racy comics. The artwork – even though it was a small exhibit, was astounding. The whole thing took less than 20 minutes, though, so if you decide to visit it’s probably best if you really like Kája Saudek.
Wandering around, of course I found a couple of interesting items…
… not the least of which was the one-stop-shop for your nefarious alcoholic needs.
… to suit all tastes (albeit not my own)…
… in a variety of form factors…
No need to look for the gift shop:
Of course, you do enough of that stuff and probably these guys might want to have a word with you (whether you wanted them to or not):
Not to mention this would seriously freak you out!
I confess, the meticulous work put into the cobblestones in the old towne is fantastic.
Then while walking on the Charles Bridge the statues looked incredible against the deep blue sky.
I’m not sure why, but the Charles Bridge always seems to look better to me in black and white.
All day I’d been walking around and wondering why people were coming up and talking in Russian to me, instead of Czech (or even English, since I pretty much usually look uber-American. Then I realized that the way they were looking at me wasn’t the way I thought I looked (at first).
Well, at least I got to practice my Russian. A lot.
Then there was this guy on the bridge, whose calliope was playing – I kid thee not – ABBA.
Crisp sky atop the Old Town Square.
Here is the famous Astronomical Clock. Great story behind it (well, not for its inventor, but oh well).
And then there was this WTF moment as I was heading back to the hotel. In all seriousness, I have no explanation for this.
Of course, just walking by you may never have noticed…
Last but not least, it was a beautiful (if chilly) day, but it certainly summed up the majesty of Prague quite nicely to come across this: