Magdalena's Family Blog

22 September 2009

A Friday afternoon stroll

Even though Magdalena was made and born in Prague, she doesn't remember much, or any, of the sites since we left her hometown when she was only 1 1/2yrs old. So, to "refresh" her memory, we took a stroll through Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas Square), Stare Mesto (Old Town), and across Karluv Most (Charles Bridge). In Old Town's square we watched the Astronomical Clock strike 4 and Magdalena was entranced. She called it the "Jesus Coo-coo clock." In Tyn Chapel, as we looked at paintings of Jesus in Mary's lap after his death on the cross, she asked me why Jesus died on the cross. She also asked why the people were mad a Jan Hus (John Huss) and burned him. So, she had lessons in history and Christianity.
Checking out Charles Bridge - the live music, boats floating underneath, and the crowds all seems unimportant to Magdalena after she saw a bottle in the river. "That's not supposed to be there. Who put that bottle in the water?" She kept repeating. Then, the kicker, "It can be recycled!"

Watching the boats and hot-air balloon with Daddy (Charles Bridge statue in background).
The new kids' playground just off of the Charles Bridge. Magdalena had a lot of fun playing there. We'd read about this new addition to Prague's parks, but hadn't yet visited it. I think it was a winner and we'll be going back!
A picture Magdalena took of Prague's "Venice Canal." Some people actually do ride little boats up to the doors of these houses. Also, the aforementioned hot-air balloon needed to be documented!


At 23 September, 2009 15:57, Blogger Jessica G Smith said...

I love all the questions Maggie was asking! I think it's so great that she wanted to recycle the bottle, she is a crazy head. I was just looking at a picture of me standing right were the last picture was taken, that's funny. Love you and miss you!

At 23 September, 2009 16:23, Blogger Emily said...

Owen says that he will meet Magdalena at that park!

At 23 September, 2009 18:41, Blogger Sunny said...

Awww --- it makes me smile to see you getting to introduce Magdalena to this part of her heritage. At the same time, I must confess that there's a little pain in my heart because I so much wish I could teleport myself there (today especially) and meander my favorite spots with you! At least I can see them on your blog -- keep posting! Love and miss you all!

At 24 September, 2009 05:59, Blogger Gale said...

Tell Magdalena she has to take Gigi back to all these spots next month! I'm finding I'm missing them all myself!


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