End of a great day in Prague – a Gershwin concert in the Spanish Synagogue followed by pizza – Marilyn and Alf

Taking the slow road to Cyprus

Prague - Spanish Synagogue Prague – Spanish Synagogue (Photo credit: discopalace)

Following our first full day in Prague, we went to an excellent Gershwin concert in the famous Spanish Synagogue.

The concert included a number of old favorites like:

The Spanish Synagogue was built in 1868 on the site of the Prague Jewish house of prayer (“the Od Shul“). It was designed in a Moorish style with a large dome surrounding the central space, with amazing stained glass windows. The interior decoration features stylized Islamic motifs which are applied to the walls, door and the gallery. 

Prior to the concert we got into a lively discussion, swapping travel tales, with a couple of New Yorkers, now living in Colorado – they gave us some tips for avoiding altitude sickness (for another adventure).

Finally, we rounded the evening off with some excellent…

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Slow road to Cyprus – places for revisiting?..

Monument to Franz Kafka by the sculptor Jarosl...

Monument to Franz Kafka by the sculptor Jaroslav Róna (2003), next to the Spanish synagoge, in Prague, Czech Republic. Bronze, height 375cm. Note: Freedom of panorama#Czech Republic Français : Monument à Franz Kafka, œuvre du sculpteur Jaroslav Róna (2003), près de la la synagogue espagnole à Prague, en République tchèque. Bronze, hauteur : 375 cm. Note : Liberté de panorama#Tchéquie (République tchèque) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you read our last blog about our most precious memories on our epic road and sea trip from Bath, UK to Cyprus, I suppose there were plenty of clues as to where we enjoyed most and would perhaps like to revisit.

There were just three places that really stood out:

  • Vienna
  • Prague, and
  • Budapest

To recapture a few of our moments, here are some links to our earlier blogs:

Thoughts?

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