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Offline 70CB750

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« on: September 28, 2018, 05:43:49 am »
Since I am going home for two weeks in December I am going to bother you with some pictures of my city.  How about this beer garden with view?

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Re: Prague
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 06:42:42 am »
Looks good!  I've heard it's a nice City...two weeks?  Thats a lot of beer!
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Re: Prague
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 07:01:24 am »
praha is one of my favorite places . lots of history , great beer and beautiful women !

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Re: Prague
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 07:19:12 am »
I can imagine a very satisfactory evening could be spent there. I had some nice beers on one of the sightseeing boats on the Vltava . .

Well truth be told, I had some nice beers everywhere there.

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Re: Prague
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 09:53:26 am »
The old clock is in business again as of today.  The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410.
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Re: Prague
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 09:55:40 am »
Kev,

I will be spending 18 hours in Dublin on the way back.

The difference in the price of the air ticket was $700 - and for that kind of money I will be happily waiting in Dublin  ;D

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Re: Prague
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 10:23:55 am »
there are far worse places to spend 18 hours , try and get some sight seeing in , oh and there is also beer that will need drinking

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Re: Prague
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 11:14:43 am »
there are far worse places to spend 18 hours , try and get some sight seeing in , oh and there is also beer that will need drinking

If it's near Christmas time, it will be a very festive mood !

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Re: Prague
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2018, 11:15:19 am »
The old clock is in business again as of today.  The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410.

9th October, but at what time ??

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Re: Prague
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2018, 02:10:14 pm »
nice clock,didnt know they had batteries back then.

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Re: Prague
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2018, 05:52:27 pm »
Wouldn't it be peasants in squirrel cages in those times taking the place of batteries ?
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Re: Prague
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 03:58:54 am »
We used to have a big statue of Josif Dzhugashvili.
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2018, 04:04:08 am »
Did not last long, after his death they destroyed it.   Mass murderer was bit too much even for communists

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Re: Prague
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2018, 04:18:41 am »
The old clock is in business again as of today.  The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410.


Very cool clock, fantastic craftsmanship!
Gorgeous place from all the photos I have seen of it.


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Re: Prague
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2018, 04:42:36 am »
Did not last long, after his death they destroyed it.   Mass murderer was bit too much even for communists

Have you seen the movie "The death of Stalin" Prokop ? It's good for a laugh  ;D

Here is a morceau :
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Re: Prague
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2018, 04:53:39 am »
Are the Batchelors from Prague still alive and kickin'?
I liked their style.
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Re: Prague
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2018, 07:35:06 am »
I remember visiting Praque from Germany, when the "Iron Curtain" was still in place. Changed money on the black market (on the Karls Bridge), for a rate of 1:12 (official rate was 1:4) had a great time eating caviar and drinking champagne, which we could not have afforded otherwise.  8)
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Re: Prague
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2018, 07:58:32 am »
Not yet, Kev.  But this is a funny movie too:

Good Bye, Lenin.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301357/

Mick:  I was not aware of Batchelors, but seems like they are doing ok:

https://www.facebook.com/BachelorsFromPrague/

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Re: Prague
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2018, 08:00:01 am »
OK, not Prague but golf with view, anybody?


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Re: Prague
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2018, 08:39:16 am »
OK, not Prague but golf with view, anybody?

I took the train out to there - well worth the trip.

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Re: Prague
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2018, 06:01:02 am »
They built this in eighties. The rumor was the main purpose was to block Voice of America and Radio Free Europe.

The name for on the street was Jakes's Prick - Jakes was the general secretary of communistic party at the time.

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Re: Prague
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2018, 06:05:39 am »
Good King Venceslav has a square in Prague,  hmm, maybe it was a different king, but this is the very center of Prague.  Statue of Vencleslav.

And I promise I will shut up about politics and communists from now on.

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Re: Prague
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2018, 06:07:06 am »
OK, last one.  Russians in 1968  ;D

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Re: Prague
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2018, 06:11:56 am »
For romantic dates, Prague is one of the best, trust me  ;D

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Re: Prague
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2018, 10:27:19 pm »
beautiful last shot Prokop, and no need to keep quiet on politics and commies.   Enjoy the homeland...Larry

 

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