Monday, September 22, 2008

Photo of the Week--9/15/08

It was kind of intoxicating, living in London, because a free weekend meant we could go anywhere in Europe within about three hours. We had a long weekend in January 2000, so we decided to go to Prague. For people who born in the 60s, growing up with the Iron Curtain, traveling to a former Soviet client and seeing the transformation democracy had brought in just a decade was fascinating. Prague is a lovely city, and now it's a major tourist destination, especially in the summer. Since we visited in the very low season, it felt like we had most of the city to ourselves. (We even took a walking tour, similar to the famous London Walks, in which we were the only clients, so we could ask the guide all the questions we wanted.) This photo is of the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, seen from atop the Old Town Hall in the city's main square. We had beautiful weather, and I love the way the angular towers reach into the blue sky and skewer the clouds.

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