08.06.2011 - 08.06.2011 22 °C
We appeared from our room in our spanking new outfits around the same time as everyone else this morning. We ate a nice breakfast Anna made us together. (Not actually talking, we were at a different table.) Feeling good we left our place for the attractions. We hopped off the tram in front of a camera store. Sweetest camera store ever! We bought a new camera battery charger for 880 Czech crowns. That is 35.2 euros for those who are not good at math, myself included. Far less than we thought it would be, we were pleased.
We sauntered over to the Astronomical clock, the start of our free walking tour. At 1100 sharp the clock started whirling and we saw the quick show you’ll be talked into seeing if you ever come to Prague. I’m not saying it was bad, but for such hype I would think there would be more to it. Anyway, the glory (in my opinion) isn’t in the show but in the history. It’s an astronomical clock from the 1400s meaning that the sun and the moon positioning are calculated around the earth. There is also a clock naming the apostle day of the year. Notable is the popular myth, the maker of the clock, Master Hanus, had his eyes burned out with a hot poker by city councillors after he finished it making it, to prevent him making another more remarkable one in any other city. Hmmmm.
The tour took us around to all the desirable sights and was, once again, a wonderful tour. In the end I came away admiring the Czech spirit and determination. Our tour guide’s mother has lived in 8 different countries in her life, all without leaving Prague. How about that for world traveller! We ended with lunch in the Old town square where we spotted some delicious spit roasting pig. We ended up paying an exuberant amount of money for two pieces. I’m not actually going to tell you how much, it is very embarrassing. Suffice to say that it was a mistake and we ate cereal for dinner. We went (and stayed) home with our tail between our legs.