Prague, evening

Started Apr 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
snake_b
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In reply to Thomas Wieser, Apr 24, 2012

Yeah, they've changed the language a bit. The "Meiser", on a previous account, was described as "stereotypical jew", unfortunately, as when the clock was made, the four figures were designed to represent things hated in that region. I guess they are trying to move away from the anti-semitic past a bit.

Tour groups in German and English also confirm that detail.

Thomas Wieser wrote:

snake_b wrote:

Prague is a very nice city and I'm there often. The food is fantastic.

The clock is a very nice touch and operates every hour or half hour (I forget which one).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Astronomical_Clock

The details of the animated figures there is quite revealing.

I, too love the food - and the beer!

Thanks for the link regarding the clock - despite haveing watched it a lot of times I learned something new!

Thomas

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