A view of the ‘Old Town Square’ in Prague, the happening town centre, from atop the astronomical clock tower. It has some beautiful buildings, the astronomical clock from yesterday’s post, and is the starting point for tourists to discover this lovely city.
The Orloj (“clock”) or the famous astronomical clock in Prague, Czech Republic, is the 3rd oldest functioning astronomical clock in the world. You can read about it here. Every hour, tons of tourists gather at the old town square to see it come to life…its brilliant! They decided to spice up the show for tourists by having a costumed guard blow the trumpet at the end!
I happened to be in Venice for their famous Carnival, and the seafront boardwalk was buzzing with masked and costumed people, with their faces painted and plenty of vendors probably having their highest sales for the year! Check it out on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Venice