The name ‘Mozart’ is indelibly linked with Vienna, and rightly so. He visited Prague too and his itinerary is well documented: In January 1787, he debuted his Symphony #38 in D major in Prague. In October 1787, he debuted his Don Giovanni in Prague to great acclaim. In 1789, he … Continue reading
Castles are expected everywhere in Europe. You can barely drive for an hour without seeing signs for some stately home, castle or palace here. I wasn’t expecting to see signs for a castle in America, and yet I did.
Mermaids are a feature of most culture’s mythology (Have you read my article about Warsaw yet?) but Prague is slightly unique in that it has a story of a merman, not a mermaid.
In Malta, driving towards Valletta, you see a large obelisk amidst the many lanes of traffic fighting their way to work. This monument is Spencer Obelisk and has a connection to a future king of England.
An enigmatic cartouche of two suns watches you as you walk up to Prague’s famous Castle complex. On either end of the suns, two faces in profile look in opposite directions; between them a long-haired man gazes at you forlornly.