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A Week in Prague: Day 5

By Tuesday, August 19, 2014 ,

On Sunday, we met up with our friend at the so called Dancing Houses, also known as Fred and Ginger, by architect Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry.


It was late morning, so we grabbed an early lunch at Cafe Mistral, and decided to cross the Charles Bridge again (in the sun this time) and walk around the Castle District.


We passed a bridge covered in locks, graffiti of "Claire #Tinkerbell" and...


 ...a family of ducks.
 


We walked to a park along the edge of the river, where we stumbled on a photo exhibit in a park on Winton's Children- 669 mostly Jewish kids who were evacuated to the UK from then Czechoslovakia shortly before the Nazi invasion. He and his colleagues are credited with saving their lives, as many of the children's parents died in Auschwitz.


After the somber exhibit we sat by the river for a while in the sun. 



 

We walked over to the Castle Gardens, where we witnessed a duel between an organist and a drum circle.
 

Afterwards we made our way to Sleepy Cat Crepes.

After crepes we bid adieu to our friend, and since it was my husband's birthday, we had dinner at the restaurant Klasterni Pivovar Strahov, which is the Strahov Monastery Brewery.

The Monastery is located high above Prague, near the Castle. As a result it was both a steep climb and a wonderful view of the city.




There wasn't too much food suitable for pescatarians like me (vegetarian +fish), so I went with the trout. And OMG they brought me a whole fish, with the tail and head still on. It had been cleaned, stuffed with herbs and baked in the akin, and while it actually tasted quite good....

I had to decapitate my dinner at the table and hide the head under a lettuce leaf before I could eat.
Plus, I had to slide the flesh off of the bones, and sometimes pick them out. The whole process made the meal a lot less enjoyable.

Did I mention it still had a head? I'm so glad it came with some frilly lettuce as garnish to hide it under, otherwise it would have been looking at me. While I ate it.

This is why I gave up most meat in the first place.




I forgive you though, Prague.



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