Prague At the beginning of the month, I spent a few days in Prague. Here are a few impressions. [Show slideshow] Prague's inner city is still full of house-marks. This is one of the more famous ones. The Prague Astronomical Clock is probably the most well-known sight in the city. This barrel organ player on Charles Bridge has even made it into the bridge's article on German Wikipedia. Charles Bridge is full of statues. This is a details from the statues of Saints John of Matha, Felix of Valois, and Ivan. For a cruel Turk this guy looks very laid back to me. Amazing how people could actually take pictures with appliances like this. This is actually *not* the "house of the black madonna", which is home to the museum of cubism and itself a cubistic building. Those escalators in Prague are *fast*. No, seriously. Gives the term "hop-on-hop-off" an entirely new meaning. Czech flag in one of the courts of the castle. This is how it's done: These modern benches can be found all over the castle. No kitschy historicism. I wish they did the same here in Vienna. A gallery in the Jewish quarter. The Klaus Synagogue next to the Jewish cemetery dates back to the 16th century. They know what they want. I didn't dare enter, in case they mistook me for either an idiot or a dog. Trdelník is a traditional kind of pastry that's commonly served with cinnamon and sugar, much like waffles. As usual, all images are available under a Creative Commons License.