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Convent of St. Agnes

18 July 2013 It's our last day in Prague. We spent the last hours on art and culture: Convent St. Agnes .  It is the earliest Gothic building in Bohemia.  Decoration inside was simple.  Treasure of art was abundant, mainly medieval art in Bohemia and Central Europe.  Subjects were predominantly religion related: annunciation , Mary and Jesus , cruxification , etc.  I like Bohemian art for some paintings are down to very details, cracked stone floor, little flowers, cute animal, nameless but very beautiful. Let's appreciate the beauty by theme. Announciation Annunciation is the scene that angel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary that she would conceive from the Holy Spirit and became the mother of Jesus.  She was afraid but accepted it and praised the Lord. Painters at different periods expressed the scene in their own ways.  Among all, I like the one from Fra Angelico .  Others like Leonardo da Vinci or Botticelli are also famous.  Those shown

Prague - Pub Food

Among our 6 days and nights in Prague we only visited 5 restaurants for either lunch or dinner.  2 of them are pub restaurants, U Pinkasu and Lokal .  For environment I prefer U Pinkasu.  For service and sincerity Lokal is the obvious option.  For food, I also opt for Lokal. At U Pinkasu one has choices of sitting outside or inside, ground floor or 1st floor for more refined versions of Bohemian cuisine.   We picked the outdoor dining as it was high summer and during the day time.  Tables were long and seating was spacious.  Comfy and feel closer to the city beat.  It's near the Wenceslas Square . Beer was good.  Hey, it's Czechs.  Beer will never disappoint.  At the restaurant's website, it highlights Bohemian sirloin and beef goulash with dumplings.  My goulash was OK but not something to wow or delight.  The dumplings were so so.  My friend's duck leg was crispy.  Written in my guidebook is weekday lunch menu for 89Kc.  But it w

Prague Restaurants with Modern Twist

It's our first lunch in Prague.  Klub Architektu is located next to the Betlémské Chapel . Situated at the basement and decoration as a cave adds atmosphere. A good impression right at the start.  It's modern and chic.  Lunch menu is served Monday to Sunday.  You've got a few choices of main courses. We ordered Chicken thigh roll with red cabbage and dumplings from the lunch menu .  Chicken is my rare choice for Continental dining.  But this was good and I liked it.  The other dish was pappardella with salmon.  It was delicious, creamy but not too filling. Soup with bread or dessert were offered at 38kcduring lunch.  Of course, meal in Czechs Republic cannot go without beer.  Cheers!  It was served on our table. Klub Architektu - Betlémské náměstí 5 Mozaika My pen friend from Austria and her daughter came all way through from a small town to Prague to meet us.  Friendship is dear and precious.  We spent nice time together and here was our dinner on the se