Monday, June 16, 2008

A few more photos of Prague

I don't wish to bore you with lots of holiday photos of Prague, so
I’ll post just three more.

The first is a lovely view of the river, from Charles Bridge.

The second is of the famous Astronomical Clock to the side of the
Old Square – very popular with tourists.

Finally the war memorial to the Czech resistance fighters, who took
part in the assassination of the SS leader Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.
Heydrich was the architect of the "Final Solution", with view to
cleansing Europe of 11 million Jews and large numbers of dissidents.

The resistance fighters hid in the crypt of a church until they were
betrayed by one of their fellow countrymen. You can see the bullet
holes in the wall near to the wreaths. In retalliation, the Nazis killed
5000 Czech people, following this incident. With hindsight, people have
asked if killing Heydrich was worth it, considering the subsequent loss
of life.

In the entrance hall alongside the crypt, an elderly Czech man was
sitting by himself, in tears.


Blogger angel said...

wow, its such a beautiful place!

6:08 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Yes, I agree with you, Angel.
Mrs C and I must go again and spend more time there. However there are lots more fab places to see ... Venice, Florence, and Barcelona, just to name a few. :)

10:09 PM  

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