The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul watches over the city of Brno in Czechia. Its towers are a fine example of Gothic Revival designs . The bells within the towers remind us of an unusual, almost slap-stick legend that changed the course of the Thirty Years’ War.
I shivered as the snow melted into my boots. I was standing at a tram stop a few minutes away from one of the highest mountains in Czechia . I was here because I wanted to see the Ještěd tower.
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.