We’ve just come back from a lovely trip to the beautiful city of Prague and thought you might like to see what we got up to while away. We had a brilliant time – we got up at the crack of dawn to beat the tourists to the Charles Bridge, ate all sorts of delicious food (including deep-fried cheese!), climbed all the way up to the castle and back down again, saw lots of people touring the city on Segways, went to see The Magic Flute at the Estates Theatre, played with a Don Giovanni puppet at the National Marionettes Theatre and saw lots of incredible buildings and gorgeous cherry blossom.
Highly recommended as a place to visit! We hope you like our pictures.
Have you been to Prague? What did you see?
St Nicholas’ Church in Old Town Square
Beautiful Prague buildings
Traditional Bavarian treat Trdelnick – smells like vanilla!
Trdelnik – quite tasty!
Playing with Don Giovanni
The Magic Flute at the Estates Theatre
The boxes at the Estates
The Estates Theatre ceiling
The astronomical clock
Prague at sunset
That’s one gorgeous front door!
Up the hill to the castle
The view from a hilltop
Roaming around Prague castle
One of our favourite photos!
Padlocks of love
Penny Adie by night
On the way to the Charles Bridge in the morning
Very early at the Charles Bridge!
You may all have heard of our grand piano disaster a few years ago that saw our newly bought Two Moors Festival piano delivered to our headquarters in Devon only for it to fall into the daffodils just a few feet from our gallery door. (It was even a question on University Challenge!)
So we do have our hearts in our mouths ever so slightly to hear that another festival – the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival – plans to celebrate the fact that the Tour de France will be starting in the town this year by pulling a grand piano up a hill by bicycle!
On April 5th, a team of the hardiest cyclists to be found in Calderdale will pull the piano up the longest continuous ascent in England – from Mytholmroyd to the top of Blackstone Edge, a route that’s been included in the Tour de France as one of the more gruelling features.
We think this really will be a true sight to behold so if you’re available, make sure you take up prime position along the route to see it all unfold on April 5th – and make sure you take some photos so we can all see it as well.
The Hebden Bridge Piano Festival takes place between April 11th and 13th. Tickets are available here.