Postcard from Prague

A rather wintry week in a cold and (often) wet Prague. The first time I have been here since the days of communist rule, when I was a student. Do the math.

How very fine the centre of the city is, street after street! And beautifully looked after too. (It has to be said how very, very shabby English cities can look in contrast.)

Away from the tourist traps, the cafés and restaurants we have been to have been good to brilliant — in particular, the quite exceptional Field. Eyes have been feasted at various sites of the Prague National Gallery, the Lobkowicz Palace, and a lot of churches. But just wandering around the city, from the Jewish Quarter up to Prague Castle and around and back is all a delight in itself. We are bowled over.


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