Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Prague day 2 jan6th 2015

This morning we are going to the  Museum of Torture :)  it is in Old Town square as opposed to the Museum of Medieval Torture which is near the Charles Town bridge!       a bit stupid having two so close together we thought. Doh!

            Having found the correct one in Old Town square ,  next to the Wax works museum :)

 we enter down dark steep steps into underground rooms, there are pictures and illustrations on the walls next to all the exhibits.     here we have a simple torture seat :D

                                                No idea what this is used for  lol

        The "Rack"    it says people where stretched as much as 30cm  Don't think they survived! lol

                                         Face masks , with nails on the inside  Arghhhhh

                                                                         "Let me out"


                                                           Trying out the Guillotine :D

                                                "Don't leave me here! "    "HELP"

          We are now on our way to the castle district My pic has been photobombed   , thanks Jan!
passing the heated undercover restaurant we were in yesterday with Old Town tower in front of us.

 Charles bridge and the sun is starting to shine, lighting up the red rooftops in Lesser town opposite.

                                   Looking down stream towards the Metronome in Letna park.

                                                                   A group playing Jazz

                                    Various stalls selling pictures and artists on the bridge.

                          This is the small square in Lesser town , beautiful buildings all around.

Heading up the main road  to the "Old stairs"  to go up to the castle area, a different way than yesterday.

This is a lovely view down the hill we have walked up, a bit of sun brightens up all the buildings.

the road turned sharp right hairpin and at the top of we get a good view over the city's red roof tops :D

              As we reach "Hradcanske" square the sun illuminates the "Archbishop's palace"

                                    and the front of the castle entrance on one side!

                                                 just inside the first courtyard looking out

                                           think Jan needs a step ladder for this one :D  haha

                                 The beautiful spires of St Vitus Cathedral over the roof tops :)

                                          and into the Cathedral we go ..............    WOW!

    its dark and a real struggle to shoot handheld , but these stained glass windows are Awesome!

Outside , amazing building.

We have moved around the back through another entrance over a bridge , more guards standing motionless!      i think  Jan wanted to go "Touch" one   i said NO!

                            View across the bridge which goes over a deer moat and park .

            We have left the castle and are walking back the way we came up, love these streets :)

                                                     Well!    Jan did same in Budapest :)

                        Having hot chocolate and muffin now,   most amazing Hot chocolate :)

We have walked across towards "Manes bridge" , i was thinking of walking to the Metronome in Letna gardens but the sky looks like might possibly colour up a bit at sunset in half hour , but i don't think we will make the most of it there.

the view from Manes bridge looking towards Charles bridge looks quite interesting, with the sun setting over to the right we are going to go onto the bridge and see how it looks...............
continued in next part of blog .

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