Saturday, March 7, 2009

Prague-Day One

Justin and I getting ready to ride the subway for the first time as we head to the train for
 Kutna Hora.

The family crest made of actually bones.
Justin in the Church of Bones.
Stained glass in the St. Barbara's Cathedral in Kutna Hora.
Joe and I on the bus in Kutna Hora. I am smiling but behind the smile is pain from being sooooo cold! That day I had on thermals, socks up to my knees, a scarf, hat, gloves and hand warmers in my gloves as well as in my pockets and was still shivering all day long. But I pushed through and was very grateful that it warmed up a few degrees the next few days we were there.
I decided that since we had six full days in Prague that I would blog about each day individually so that I could add the pictures that I wanted to as well as being able to remember what exactly we did and saw each day. 

The first full day we had there we took a train about an hour out of town to Kutne Horna. While there I experienced many firsts. As I mentioned above we took the train which I had never done. Finding the train station we thought would have been very simple which it was. The tricky part was finding the place to buy our tickets as well as finding the correct platform that we would need to be at to get on the right train. We found it in the nick of time boarded and headed out to visit the Church of Bones and St. Barbara's Cathedral. 

The Church of Bones is exactly that, a small church which houses actual bones which make up the chandelier, a family crest, and basically every thing in there you see. The bones had been dug up from near by graves, cleaned and sterilized and finally used to decorate with. Sounds creepy? Well it sort of was. 

At St. Barbara's Cathedral was beautiful. The stained glass and old wood pews are beyond description. The pictures don't do them any justice. I tried so hard to get them as true to what the eye was seeing but failed miserably. 

We had some really great food while in Kutna Hora too. This was the first meal we ate that I thought "oh I won't actually starve in this country."  We rode a train, walked for miles, saw some great and interesting sights, ate good food and returned to Prague on day one.


Salena said...

So exciting to get away for a while and go somewhere cool. I don’t know if I have left a comment on your blog before (shot…I mean short memory.) Your family is beautiful.

Thatcher family said...

Wow! How incredibly interesting. I'm excited to be updated for each day!

The Pea said...

Oh, I am so excited!! Keep them coming!!