We have been told that when Communism fell in the Czech Republic the buildings in Prague were quite drab and in ill repair. While that is no longer the case for most buildings, renovations, painting and general repairs are continuing on the untouched spots. I was walking with friends near Old Town Square when I saw two women working on an ancient archway. Their ages were quite different and had their hair been the same color I would have thought, oh, a mother and daughter. I watched for several minutes, admiring and appreciating the work that was making another part of Prague more beautiful. I wondered if the white paint they were applying was a sealant over which another type of paint would be added. I also wondered how many coats they would put on before the job was finished.
No, I was not foolish enough to walk under the scaffolding. I knew they were professionals, but ................
Several days later Nancy and I walked down this same street. The white "paint' was gone and the archway looked the same as of old. This puzzled me. My guess is these women were preparing the archway to make
an impression and the white was the inner layer which came off with the impression. This is purely a guess on my part. We will watch and see if any changes are made to this arch later.
We are retired librarians. Nancy worked for the Board of Education and Bill operated a one person engineering library for a communications company. Travel has been one of our passions our entire marriage.
Originally we thought this blog would report only on our trip to Prague. However, we have decided to add entries and photos previous trips. We hope you enjoy them.
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