Sunday, June 20, 2004
We meet Irena at midday and visit the old Jewish district - synagogues and
mirror image clocks. We enter the old Staronova Synagoga 'Old-New Synagogue'.
We take a tour of the fascinating
Astronomical Tower. (A good head for heights
is recommended: the stairs and ladders were not to my liking!) The tower, dating
back to 1731 defined the Prague meridian, and was used as an observatory
right up until the 1930s.
Afterwards we enjoy lunch at a restaurant Irena frequented when she
was a student.
We visit the Czech Cubism Museum.
We say goodbye to Irena, thanking her. It's really good to have a
Matthew informs me of some old writer guy "Franz Kafka" who had a bit to say
on this and that. I displayed my ignorance. "Books, read eh?"
(I am to read "The Castle" and "The Trial".)
We visit the
Capa photograph exhibition at the Municipal House.
By the evening we're back at the main railway station, catching the
overnight sleeper to Kraków, Poland.
All images © N G Hubbard June 2004