Yesterday we felt like tourists with limited time to see so many sites before moving on again. Over the past few weeks we have been frustrated because there have been several events and concerts we missed due to not knowing about them in time to get tickets. So we have been busy researching upcoming possibilities. Suddenly an available concert popped up on a day we already had other plans so . . .
We set out for a light lunch at Galerie Le Court. Karin had gone here last week with a friend and wanted to show it to me. Very cosy atmosphere in both courtyard and inner room; very interesting art on display–erotic nature perhaps more suitable for evening then noon; good food and deserts; but poor service due to only one person doing everything for too many customers.
Then on to exhibition due to end this month called Faces of Courageous. It is first time display of newly discovered photographs of WW II parachutists who assassinated Nazi leader, Reinhard Heydrich, and other sabotage behind enemy lines. This was a major local event in WWII which we have followed. I assume some of these photos will go on permanent display at their museum on the subject in the crypt of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (which is Orthodox by the way).
This exhibition was in a wing of the Prague Castle that we had never been in before and the entrance was off a part of the gardens we had not seen before.
We got back home about 5 P.M. for a rest and early dinner before walking to the Baptist Church on Vinohradska that we had walked by a gazillion times but never been in before. The facade looks like an apartment house with a decorated door; which it is. The actual church is situated in the interior courtyard of the block. A pleasant setting for a wonderful string orchestra concert that cost only $5 admission for the two of us. The music and the price must have appealed to pensioners; there was nearly a full house of several hundred people and, not counting the orchestra, maybe 10 people under 60 years old.
For the fifth event of the day we stopped nearby for a drink at the newly opened Beer Geek pub. We and maybe two others were the only patrons over 30 in the mostly full, modern space with flat screen menu of 30 beers on tap. I had one that I thought tasted like barbecue and heard described as bacon tasting. Karin had an Indian Pale Ale and decided she should stick to lagers. I look forward to trying their array of stouts. This too was in a spot we had never been in. When we lived in the same block the space was occupied by an all night bar. At the time I was amazed that we shared the same courtyard but never heard any late night noise.
So the moral of this story is whether you come to Prague for a day or for a year, it is easy to keep busy.
Photos by Karin except for last from Beer Geek Facebook