In other news, Prague experienced its first snow of the season last night. When I headed for the bus in the morning, there was a layer of snow pellets atop the cars and portions of the ground. I am curious as to what meteorological conditions cause snow to form in pellets rather than flakes... It looks very peculiar and unnatural, in my opinion.
As for why I was taking the bus rather than the tram, there has been road construction in Holešovice, which prevents the 17 from going past the Vystaviště. This means that the best route to the archive is via the metro, which must, however, be reached by bus or a different tram. I can only say that presumably the eternal road work in Prague is improving the city rather than being a project to keep its denizens confused and late.