Friday, December 10, 2010
Pague in snow (Praha ve sněhu)
When we arrived in Prague the day after American Thanksgiving (to attend Fulbright meetings and for Neil to give a seminar at Charles University, etc.), it was still snow-free, although we had seen lots of it near Tabor on the way. In Wenceslas Square, the trees are all decked out, waiting for snow
Potatoes always warm the morning.
We lunch in the warmth of a glass cafe, looking out at the snow. Join us for a crepe!
Large cookies, anyone? You'd need quite a strong tree to hang these on.
A hand-carved Creche in the National Square was intriguing (left). As we looked closer, the 'cow' at the left had a coiled tail making it look more like a pig! So, we all dubbed this the 'Prague Pig' even though it has horns.
Back in the National Square, festive singing begins with various a capella choirs singing their hearts out in German, Czech and English, depending on who was singing at the time.
They sing until late in the night...endless energy.
High above the city, the Castle glows in the darkness.
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