Posted by Michael P. Thiele on 9/11/2020 to
September has always been perfect time to visit Prague medieval city center and to enjoy calm sun shining from clear sky under sharper angle. This year it has another dimension - few tourists, low prices in pubs, no crowd in front of the Astronomical Clock. The almost empty space on the Old Town Square might feel slightly odd, but I got used to it quickly. There are tourists around, no doubt about that, but not in such huge numbers like the years before. So I relaxed in one of the "tourist trap" pubs which I would never enter during peak tourist season before and enjoyed the open view to the whole square. There is one new item there - the Marian Column which was returned to the Square after hundred years. The previous one was destroyed right after establishment of the independent Czechoslovakia State in 1918.