With a hand that is around 75 feet long (22.8 metres), the metronome that silently waves above Prague is impressive enough as it is. Its location is no random choice and reminds people of the Soviet influence of the past.
I blinked as a few droplets of rain got in my eye. Behind me a night tram trundled away into the city leaving me in the scenic Malá Strana (Lesser Town) in Prague. It was midnight and I was here ghost hunting.
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