Posts Tagged ‘Charles Bridge’

Charles Bridge Museum Café

April 2, 2016
Charles Bridge Museum Café

Charles Bridge Museum Café

cappuccino

cappuccino

cake

cake

A lovely little coffee shop within the museum on the Prague Old Town side of Charles Bridge.

Cappuccino was passable, but served in a cold mug. Cake was fine. Ambience fine.

But 20 crown to use the toilet. That is around a euro. A blatant rip-off.

I bent the ear of the guy serving the coffee, as did several girls who also wished to use the toilet.

He said it was not his fault, which is fair comment, and to his credit, he knocked 20 crown off my bill.

On my way out, I thought I would inquire how much to visit the museum. After about five minutes wait, I gave up.

I saw one of the sailors touting boat trips and asked him.

He said inquire. I said I tried, and there was no information anywhere. He said he thought 175 crowns, but recommended go on a boat trip for I think he said 275 crowns and the museum was free.

Sadly the charge to use the toilet, being ignored when inquiring of entrance fee to the museum, is all too typical of poor service and rip-off tourist mentality that is all too prevalent in Prague.

Technoshock

April 1, 2016
Technoshock

Technoshock

I found Technoshock, a string quartet, playing on Charles Bridge in Prague.

They were good, but let down by a poor choice of repertoire.

We had a chat and I suggested they placed their music on bandcamp.

Technoshock albums

Technoshock albums

I picked up all three of their CDs.

Buying CDs off the street is always something of a risk. Sadly I found their CDs to be something of a disappointment.

Bridge Band

March 30, 2016
Bridge Band

Bridge Band

Bridge Band

Bridge Band

I found this jazz band playing on Charles Bridge.

They are good.

No surprise then their CD selling like hot cakes.

We had a chat.

I suggested they put their music on bandcamp.

Bandcamp would also be a better way to sell their CD, than as they are doing at present through a poorly designed website.

Jan Křtitel Novák, the singer, author of lyrics, is the founder of the band, which came into existence soon after the Velvet Revolution (1989) with the intent to play at Charles Bridge.

Charles Bridge

March 30, 2016
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Construction of Charles Bridge (Karlův most) started in 1357, so named because built in the reign of Charles IV, connects Prague Old Town to Prague Castle. It was completed in 1402.

Either side of the bridge is lined by saints.

Either end of the bridge are Bridge Towers.

On the bridge people touting their wares, musicians.

Bridge Band and Electroshock are very good.  Their CDs a must to buy. Or so I thought. Buying CDs off the street always a risk. On later listening, I sadly found something of a disappointment.

Bridge Band were selling CDs like hot cakes. But then they were good.

Electroshock need to improve their repertoire.

Charles Bridge early hours of the morning

Charles Bridge early hours of the morning

During the day, the bridge is very crowded.  Early hours of the morning the bridge is deserted.

The bridge is pedestrianised.

Old photos of Charles Bridge show trams running across the bridge.

One of the best views of the bridge is at night from the downstream bridge, with stunning views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.


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