I had hoped I would have slept a little on the red-eye from San Francisco but I had not. This is why I was groggy on the corner of Market and 6th Street in downtown Philadelphia.
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.