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A Weekend in Prague – Part 2

Since was a very summery Friday afternoon, and the previous winter being very long and hard, it seemed as if every man and his dog was outside enjoying the heat and sunshine.

Prague Weekend

Prague, at least by the river, reminded us a lot of Paris with its canals and elegant townhouses.

Prague Weekend

But go back a block or two, and you’ll find evidence of other communities. This is the biggest Jewish synagogue in the city. It looked pretty new to us. Before WWII Czechoslovakia had a very large Jewish population of around 350,000. All that changed, and now there are just 4000 in the country, but there were still quite a few signs of what had once been.

Prague in spring