10.08.2011 - 10.08.2011 18 °C
Walked to St Clement's Church to see the shrine to the Czech para-troopers who assasinated Heydrick - a Nazi chief in charge of Czechoslavakia during World War Two. Their story is told with photos and dialogue and then you go down into the crypt under the church where the Germans found them and they committed suicide and were shot by the Germans and there are bronze busts of them all. It is a very, very moving shrine. A stark reminder of times past.
We walked back to the Charles Bridge and did a river and canal cruise on a small boat.
then walked over Charles Bridge again with Makis and Anetta. We went to the Charles Bridge museum and had lunch in the old town and walked and walked and walked.
In the early evening we went to a classical music concert in old St Michael's Church. There was a four piece orchestra with a mezzo soprano. The performance lasted 1 hour and 10 minutes and was wonderful and so atmospheric sitting up the top of an old church. We paid extra for seats in the front row and were greeted with champagne on arrival. The orchestra played The Slaves Chorus, but I would have loved to have heard the mezzo soprano sing it. Just lovely.
We had a very nice dinner at an Italian garden restaurant then back to the hotel to pack for Istanbul. Prague is a wonderful city and well worth a visit.