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April 24, 2010:

For the first time in way too long,  Sarah & I went for a short birding walk, my first since breaking my foot mid-March.   Since my foot is still tender and rather weak from being off of it for 5 weeks, we decided to check out the Chain of Lakes in Golden Gate Park.

Dragonfly

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Near the main entrance to Prague Castle is the intricately-frescoed Schwarzenberg Palace.

Schwarzenberg Palace exterior

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Located on Petrin Hill, between Petrin Tower and Prague Castle, Strahov Monastery (official site; prague-wiki) is a lovely place to spend a bit of time.

Illuminated manuscript

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For more information about Prague’s charming house signs, see Praguescape’s article on them.

The Red Lamb

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We spent a good amount of time in Malá Strana (“Lesser Town”), both because it was where we stayed during the non-business part of the trip, and because it is a pleasant place to spend time, conveniently located between Old Town & Prague Castle.

Malá Strana metro station

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