9 October 2015 - Prague

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Saturday, 10th October 2015

Friday morning dawned cold but at least dry and we could do our city tour that we couldn't do yesterday. We drove to the magnificent Prague Castle which is listed as the largest ancient castle in the world. It also houses a beautiful church; we were fortunate enough to be able to sing in both the church and outside the castle to the great appreciation of all the tourists who were there.

> After leaving the castle, we meandered down the hill through the town, looking at all the little shops tucked away along the cobbled roads. We stopped at McDonalds for a welcome ice cream and then carried on to the famous 14th century Charles Bridge, which spans the Vltava River and connects the Old town with the Prague Castle. Many artists have their stalls on this bridge and the view of the surrounding area is one of the best in Prague. It is considered by the Czech people that to see a bride on this bridge is good luck - we saw a few!

> Back at the music school we had a quick lunch break and then we travelled back to the town square where the children visited all the little souvenir stalls and shopped to their hearts' content. We strolled back to the bus through the Old Town and watched the  Prague astronomical clock chime 5 o' clock and the amazing figures on the clock face that move in time with the chimes.

> The fresh air and long walks took their toll and by 5:30 everybody was ready to go home for our last evening with our Prague hosts.

The adults had a wonderful evening watching the opera The Magic Flute by Mozart in the actual theatre where he worked and where the movie amadeus was shot. It was certainly an experience we will all not easily forget!


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