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Discover – Prague

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As a new series for ALW, we will look at a city of interest each week through the eyes of it’s citizens and visitors.  All pictures posted were taken within the previous 24 hours and were posted on public profile Instragram accounts.

Prague is our first discovery city of the week.  Prague is the capital of Czech Republic and is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north-east.  The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia according to wikipedia. 

Some interesting facts about Prague:

1.262 million inhabitants live in the Czech capital and over 6 million tourists visit Prague every year, most of whom are German.

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Perhaps Prague’s most famous landmark, the Astronomical clock stands regally in front of the Old Town Hall and gathers hundreds of tourists from around the world. Every hour a procession of 12 apostles appear from the sides of the clock as well as the ominous figure of death striking the time.

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The Vltava is the longest river in the Czech Republic and flows right through the heart of Prague. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets and opt for a boat trip along the river to take in Prague’s most celebrated sights like the Prague castle and the national theatre.

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Prague has its fair share of pubs and watering holes, arguably producing the world’s best beer. Almost 97% of the Czech beer is in the Pilsner style and 43 gallons of it is guzzled each year.

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The Prague Spring is an international music festival showing regular displays of world-class artists and symphonic orchestras. It was held for the first time in 1946 in honor of the 50th anniversary of establishment of the Czech Philharmonic and traditionally starts on May 12 – the anniversary of Bedrich Smetana’s death.

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Of course, Czech women are simply outstanding and much more complex than American women as depicted in this article.  A small sampling of Prague ladies out in Prague over the last 24 hours.

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Other images from Friday in Prague.

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