This building sits atop the hill overlooking the Wenceslas Square. The light-colored patches in the columns are fill holes where Soviet bullets hit during the crackdownin 1968.
This was our last full day of the trip. We decided today to follow the Rick Steve’s tour of the New Town. It was fun to find all of the highlights noted in his book. We acted like we were on TV’s Amazing Race.
We started at the top of Wenceslas Square and stopped at all the highlights. After walking north for about a quarter of a mile, we turned west to the Vltava River. Then we went south to find the Dancing House.
Afterwards, we found a Metro station to ride back to the Flora Mall to meet with Jay and Camille for lunch and some shopping. I was not surprised that Jackie and Camille purchased some new funky shoes. They have that on their mind since one of our shipmates, Joseph, showed up with a pair from a store in Budapest.
After this shopping we returned to the hotel to start our final packing and to get ready for our farewell dinner. The dinner was to be held at the Lobkowicz Palace Café. This may have been one of the nicest dinners on the tour. The only hiccup was when a cup
St. Wenceslas Statue
King Wenceslas I was 8th century king that is credited for "Christianizing" his people. He was murdered in 929 and later canonized as a saint.
of water was spilled on the table and down to one chair. Only when Camille sat in this chair did we know that it was wet. I wish I had had my camera ready at that moment. She handled it about as well as possible given the situation. Only, I wonder if she is dry even now.
After the dinner we took a few last photos and were driven back to the hotel.
Tomorrow we fly home. Our bags have to be outside our doors at 5:45am. We depart for the airport at 6:30am. That’s 12:30am, Atlanta time. We are to arrive in Atlanta at 7:30pm. So, it will be a long day.
And it was. We flew from Prague to Paris to Washington, Dulles to Atlanta. Our only concern was when we arrived in Dulles 30 minutes late and only had 1.5 hours to catch our Atlanta flight. We still had to clear customs and re-check in. We had only 25 minutes from checking our bags to pass back through security and run to our gate, the last on the concourse. But, in typical Dorsey-style, we made it.
Thanks for following our trip. We had
Pretty gardens all along the square.
fun together with our friends the Warrens, our new friends, and even the security idiots that we met in Budapest!
Tom and Jackie
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