Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sunday 5 June - Prague

After walking down Wenceslas Square without too many people Mary went to the Museum of Modern Art while I discovered more of Prague on the trams. I took the 14 with Mary to the Museum and transferred to the 12 for Palmovka. This is a heavy interchange for routes 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19, 24 and 25 as well as the Metro line B. The 3 brought me back into town by a different route and I stayed on it right through to Nadrazy Modrany. There are a lot of swans on the river and, further down a crowd had gathered to watch rowing, at least eights and singles. As we ran further out of town the area was parkland either side of the line and in parts the line is on its own reservation with ties and ballast although tramway-type welded rail was used.

I came back into town on the 17 tram and we picked up a lot of people from the regatta which seemed to be ending. There was a diversion in town where one section had been closed, possibly because of the regatta, and I got off at Staromestska to sample the Metro. I transferred at Muzeum for Hlavni nadrazi and took a look at the station. It is a combined bus and train station and the departures are all shown on the one board. There was a nicely restored diesel railbus running an excursion, presumably owned by a local railway club. Then it was back to the hotel via the Metro to Namesti Republiki and walk.
On a later short excursion I saw a swarm of bees on a road sign. Quite unusual, especially in the center of he city.
Dinner this evening was at the Red Wheel, a pleasant restaurant close o the hotel. I had roast duck and Mary had trout and Palacinka, a traditional Czech/Hungarian dish of pancakes and chocolate sauce. The duck was good but there was a lot of it.
Red Wheel Restaurant

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