Posts Tagged 'Prague'
Central Europe Panoramic – Austria, Czech Republic,Poland And Hungary.
After a 4 hour train ride from Vienna, TotalAdventure arrived in Prague – for the first time since 1990, just after Liberation. Although tourists congregate heavily in the Old City and the population is much wealthier – the medieval buildings have stayed much the same.
Over the Stari Grad – Old City.
Hradcany by Night.
On The Metro, about 60 cents US.
A Musical City.
U Modre Kachnicky is one of the best game restaurants in the world outside of Iceland. Here is smoked duck.
Wild Boar at U Modre Kachnicky.
Prague, October,1990. A beautiful Indian Summer day. The Velvet Revolution is still less than a year old. Cezechoslovakia is still one country – the “Velvet Divorce ” took place in January,1993. This timeless scene, on Karlova Most could have been from 1968 in almost any part of Western Europe. However , 1968 in Prague was the time of bloody Soviet repression to retaliate for a brief experiment with freedom. Finally, more than 20 years later, the freedom of the 1960’s could be celebrated. This group was singing long-forbidden Beatles songs.
Freedom of Expression. This was before the Yugoslavian Wars.
One of Communism’s benefits – no ugly signs on historical facades.
While his country is now free – One man voluntarily gives up his freedom !