Prague, Czech Republic – Part 1

Not a bad welcoming to Prague. This is the foyer of my hotel.
Grand staircase in hotel
Synagogue opened 1906

The Powder Tower
I seem to not be able to smile in temperatures below -1°C due to a frozen face. Today was cold. Really cold. I was wearing thicker thermals than I had worn in Budapest and I was cold… to date I haven’t felt cold so I was a little uncomfortable. I am considering bringing out my ski gloves as they are super warm, as well as wearing all of my thermals! Anyway, this photo was taken in front of the Prague astronomical clock. Absolutely magnificent structure and beautiful like the rest of Prague. 

Prague astronomical clock. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating.
Powder Tower / Powder Gate. Was one of the gates to enter town. Separates Old Town from New Town. One of the original 13 gates. Construction began 1475. Gate was used to store gunpowder in the 17th century.
Divadlo Hibernia. Currently a theatre but is built on the former site of a 17th century Irish Franciscan Monastery.
Second ugliest building in the world. Built during communism to block tv signals from Western Germany. As per most communist ideas (allegedly) it was finished late so served no purpose. It is now used as a normal TV tower. Also has a hotel room. Yes, just one. For €3,000 you can stay in the only building in the city that doesn’t have a view of the TV tower!

Snow in Prague!

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