Here is a video of some Czech folk singers entertaining the crowd during Easter Week in the Prague town square.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I was in Prague during Easter Week. The city was crowded especially in the city square where the astronomical worked for the first time in a long time. The square was filled with many craft and food booths and there was entertainment on a makeshift stage there in the square. It was a very lively time.
View as you enter the square.
After sailing all the previous day, we docked at a small town outside of Prague. We boarded several small Isuzu buses and started our Prague tour. Our first stop was a castle on the hill. It is a complex that contains several historic buildings, one being the residence of the Czech prime minister, another the residence of the Archbishop of Prague and the historic Cathedral. We spent about two hours there and then went to the Jewish section. This is a very old section of the city. Our guide mentioned that before WWll there were 45,000 Jews living in Prague. Today there are 1,500.
This is where we disembarked and boarded the Isuzu buses that took us into Prague. They are visible on top of the bridge.
After Dresden we spent a very relaxing day on the boat cruising down the Elbe. The weather was sunny and warm and the scenery was gorgeous. We went through several locks which in its self was an experience. In the afternoon our AHI cruise director Anya gave a talk about growing up in East Germany. It was very interesting and informative. In some respects it was much different than growing up in the States, and at the same time it was very similar. She didn’t want for anything, but she also didn’t know what she didn’t have until after reunification in 1989.
Before dinner this evening we had a farewell reception and a graduation ceremony. Certificates were mentioned but were distributed to us in our cabin.
The dinner was the Captain’s dinner. Our meals were very very good on the whole cruise but tonight’s dinner was great. It was a six course dinner with an appetizer, soup, salad, sorbet of vodka and apple ice cream, an entrée and dessert. They carried the desert in with sparklers shooting out of it. It was an ice cream cake that was absolutely delicious. The sparklers also melted the ceiling where one of the servers was standing
See ladeetravels.blogspot.com for food pictures of our various meals.