16.10.2015 - 16.10.2015 10 °C
Late to bed last night so a bit slow getting going this morning. We wanted to get to the Astronomical Clock by 10am to view the 12 apostles coming out - we left at 9.52am & raced there (for me a fast walk, for Ian a faster walk) - Ian was literally there & got stuck by a crowd of people on a tour & as he got through them, the doors of the apostles were just closing - so close & yet so far!!
People were then giving me strange looks as I had stripped down to a sleeveless top as was sweating from trying to get there - it was a maximum of 10 degrees today.
From here we walked about 1 1/2 hrs along the Vltava river to look at Dancing House & then onto a place called Vysehrad - which is located high up on a hill. We missed the main entrance & made our way through local side streets & then up some laneway stairs, a person then kindly showed us one of the more obscure places to enter. This place was amazing, full of beautiful gardens, Cementary (such elaborate monuments), pre-school & Basilica St Peter & St Paul. Great views from being up high on a hill, so got a few good photo's. We then navigated our way to the metro station.
Ian wanted to try one of the monastery home brewed beers so we caught 2 trains & a tram & made our way there. Got off 2 stops too early so had to venture through Castle Town / Castle Complex & as luck would have it, we got to see the changing of the guards & a bride & groom. Walked up the hill to the Monastery & had lunch in one of the restaurants where Ian could sample the monks home brew. Unique place where the seats were old church pews & our waiter mainly nodded rather than talked (perhaps he used to be a monk??). As it was clearer weather today we went to get another city shot & Ian found more home brew (blueberry), so we of course had to stop & taste.
Caught a tram & then walked to one of the Jewish museums, we wanted to see the children's drawings from a Holocaust camp where their teacher had buried them when she was moved to a different camp & they were discovered years later. Unfortunately you had to buy a ticket to 6 Jewish sites, you couldn't just see one - as we had been on our feet for hours, decided not to enter.
Put the map away & just took all side streets we had not been down to eventually make our way home. Arrived back around 4.30pm which has given me time to write this & keep our photo catalogue updated (up to 568 photo's). Going out to get some street food for dinner.
Very excited to hear the TEM Presentation Night was a huge success - a huge amount of work was put into this by the working committee. Congrats Matt on winning the men's top team Best & Fairest & thanks to Braden for the power point & music (I believe the boys are still out celebrating - it is 3.15am)