Friday, November 16, 2018

Facelifts in Prague

Prague was looking her finest today!!

The temperature had dropped significantly when we woke up this morning, making it a brisk yet invigorating walk to Dave's meeting.

I seriously don't mind passing these kinds of sights while walking through Prague though!

After his meeting, before the next one, we headed over towards the National Museum which stands at the top of Václavské náměstí (or known in English as Wenceslas Square).

Founded in 1818, it houses almost 14 million items from the area of natural history, history, arts, music and librarianship, located in dozens of buildings!

But the most significant thing about it today is it just finished getting a serious facelift, inside and out, after having been closed since July 2011.

It just re-opened on October 28, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak state.

Dave and I were hoping to go inside, until we got there and saw the line of people waiting to get in.

I've heard that there have been record breaking lines of visitors, anxious to see it for the first time in many years.

But today we had to settle for a glimpse of its beauty from the outside.

Just in case you're interested, the National Museum can be viewed online right now! Through Google Arts and Culture, they've made certain parts of the exhibit available so that we can explore things related to the Czechoslovak century including prints, photos, artifacts, fashion, and more.

I've looked through some of the pages and it's fascinating...if you like Czech/Slovak history! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the museum someday when we're back in Prague.

Heading to our next appointment, we took the long way, walking through Old Town Square.

Thanks to the recent 100th birthday of the founding of Czech, there has been even more "spiffing up" around Prague recently. The beautiful astronomical clock has also had a gorgeous facelift.

And there are crowds of people here to enjoy it right now!

I'm glad so many people are discovering and enjoying the beauty of Prague! In my very humble opinion, it's one of Europe's most magnificent cities.

It doesn't matter how many times I visit. Each time I walk away with a fresh appreciation for this wonderful adopted country we love and live in.

1 comment:

  1. I can't agree more: One of Europe's most magnificent cities! And so special to have walked the streets of Prague with you 6 months ago and, through your photos, to see the completion of those projects.