Tourists in Prague know of the cable car that takes them up to the top of Petrin Hill. Some also stop in the park which contains the cable car. Few are aware of a sundial in this park that protects Prague during the day.
Like all medieval cities, Prague had its fair share of brutality and executions. One particular execution of 27 noblemen is faithfully recorded in the paving of the Old Town Square.
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
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.
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.