Prague Archives

August 17, 2009

Czech It Out


I arrived in Prague after a relatively short (90 minutes or so) flight from London. Plenty of empty seats on the plane, so a very comfortable trip. Had a wild ride into the city center from the airport thanks to a crazy driver, but I am now settled in at my hotel and ready to head out and explore.

Two Movies That Exceeded Expectations


Of course when expectations are really low, it's not hard to exceed them. But I watched 17 Again on the flight from London to Prague, anticipating it would be wretched, and so was pleasantly surprised there were some good moments contained within. Then this evening I unwound with Knowing, a film that is sort of hard to classify (suspense/thriller? horror? disaster? science fiction?). While neither of these movies should be considered especially memorable, they were reasonably entertaining escapist fare.

August 18, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody

Had a great day exploring Prague. I can see why it's widely regarded one of the world's most beautiful cities: the winding streets, the majestic churches, the bridges over the River Vltava, and the castle dominating the cityscape.

A Different Sort Of Shakespeare


Tonight I trekked up to Prague Castle on the other side of the river to see The Comedy Of Errors performed in the Czech language. Of course I understood almost none of the dialogue, but I've seen the play a couple times and I wanted to see how much, if any, of the humor came through without the language. The answer is: not much. Comedy is probably more dependent on language than tragedy, I suppose. It was interesting to follow the structure of the play without getting all the jokes. An interesting experiment, though one I don't feel compelled to repeat again!

August 19, 2009

Heading Home

Packed up and about to head to the airport. Prague was an all-too-brief treat, but I am anxious to get home at this point.

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