Summer has finally arrived here in Prague which means it’s hot, hot, hot. I’m not complaining. It’s just that while I may be fortunate enough to live in an apartment with a view of Prague Castle, don’t imagine that it’s a penthouse: there’s no rooftop garden with a pool or even a balcony. In those long gaps between lessons, if I want some fresh air and sunshine, this is the place to go.
There are lots of pretty things to look at.
I like the fact that there is a statue with its head missing and a fountain with no water in it: everything here seems a little bit rough around the edges, a little bit lawless, just like Czechland itself.
If it’s raining you can go and have a look in the greenhouses for just 50kc. They have a huge lily pond there and an impressive collection of cactuses.
See the flowers? They’re lilac. That’s all I know about them really. And there are fish in that pond too: huge orange ones.
All in all, it’s a good place to go with a book if you want to spend an afternoon in peace and quiet and sunshine. But shh… don’t tell anyone. It’s a secret. The 18 tram will take you there – it’s one stop from Karlovo Namesti.