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not so melancholy after all although some of the statues are pretty morose

Listen to Czech composer Smetana’s symphonic poem “Vltava” as you look at these¬†pictures of the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River:


We strolled along the river towards the next bridge. 42 more words

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not so melancholy after all (III)

Our luck turned in the afternoon, for the sky cleared and revealed how splendid Prague could be.
We climbed to Prague Castle just in time to see the guards change shifts. 226 more words

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Someone Else's Melancholy (II)

This is more like it, we thought, when we found the Opera House and the Powder Gate. The streets looked more jaunty and we could flatter ourselves as dabbling in a bit of culture. 464 more words

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Someone Else's Melancholy (I): Prague

He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found.”
–Franz Kafka

Prague had been something of an afterthought; it was Budapest I longed to see. 784 more words

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