Thursday, November 02, 2006

Karel Čapek

The grave of Czech author Karel Čapek is, I think, rather oddly designed (to say the least!), but was lovingly adorned during last year's Dušičky celebration. Čapek's grave is not far from that of Mikulaš Aleš at the Vyšehrad cemetery, where particularly famous people (although certainly not all of them) are buried.
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.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kristen said...

Wow is that thing phallic!

Snow pellets form in much the same way that hail does. They always make me think a giant beanbag chair has broken open somewhere.

November 03, 2006 7:43 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Yeah, there are plenty of phallic tombstones, but not many that also look like some sort of rocket.

November 05, 2006 1:31 PM  

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