Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Having been off line for 3 days due to traveling and no internet service in the castle where we were staying I will now try to catch up, since I am back online here in Hungary.

Our last full day in the Czeck Republic we had intermittent sunshine and drizzle. We played it safe by taking a tour of the old city on the "mini train" - most of which we had already walked.

One of the highlights was St Martin's Cathedral, a 15th century Gothic church where 11 Hungarian kings and 8 concerts were crowned between 1563 & 1830. Today it serves as a concert hall.

The part we hadn't seen was the toilet in the rear (on the left of the tower) where waste was dropped directly into the moat. (That was really a "Long Drop" as my Africa traveling friends would understand).

We then climbed the tower of St Michael's Gate to see the arms museum,and the view of the city from the top.

We could easily see the UFO restaurant on the new bridge where we had lunch the day before.

We then walked over to the St Elizabeth Church, also known as the Blue Church, for obvious reasons.

The church dates to the beginning of the 20th century and is a unique example of Art Nouveau.

We were fortunate to arrive just as a christening was completed and were able to get inside for a moment. It was quite lovely.

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