Tuesday, December 21, 2010

‘What the…’ Part Five

Prague is undisputedly one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe…famous for its unique architecture, cultural achievements and historical exploits – its sheer beauty is purely captivating, so much so that UNESCO saw fit to declare the city centre a World Heritage Site in 1992.

Prague is also well known for its stunningly beautiful astronomical clock, dating back to the fifteenth century. Next to the Charles Bridge, it is probably the most photographed attraction in Prague’s Old Town.

Prague Orloj (Astronomical Clock),
Old Town City Hall
Now this clock is just no ordinary clock – this clock has kept Czechs on time for hundreds of years, but not only that, it tells you about the revolutions of the sun, the moon and the stars.  It also depicts the zodiac and the calendar. Granted, you need to be an astrophysicist to decipher its many dials…but…

Prague also lays claim to being the cultural centre of Europe, home to many a classical genius and world class premieres from the likes of composers Dvorak, Mozart and Smetana – even Einstein did a professorial stint at the German University in Prague.

Now, you would think with all of this incredible history and resources on the doorsteps of the Czechs that they wouldn’t have an issue scheduling the time for a daily concert in one of the most atmospheric venues in all of Prague, the Lobkowicz Palace, within the grounds of the Prague Castle…

Clearly that was not to be the case at all…

Midday concert


  1. That is hilarious!!! I love the clock and every photo I've ever seen of Prague!!! Looks stunning! I will get there one day!