Prague in a day.


Don Giovanni premiered at this theater in Prague.

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Oldest continuous university in Central Europe (they claim).

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Old wall/gun powder tower.

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Central square, famous astronomical clock.







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More of the central square.





City architecture.

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Franz Kafka statue, and the oldest Synagogue in the city.   


Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.


Memorial for Jan Palach, victim of self  immolation, protesting soviet occupation. On the left, the Prague Concert House.

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Charles Bridge, and Fox People.   



The old city, Prague Castle.


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Charles Bridge.




Views from the Vltava River.



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More city architecture.

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Good luck saints and some holy birds?


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Street music!


Detailed wood carving.




“Lovers Bridge” all over Europe.




The Lennon Wall.



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St. Vitus Cathedral




Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler.

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Statues at the Kafka museum (no pictures allowed), something that is experienced.


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Natural History Museum.


A really big chunk amethyst from Brazil found in 1904

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On the left, a Acadopardoxides biareus from Morocco. On the right, Bradysaurus baini, 265 million years old, found in South Africa.


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On the left, Ceratops montanus, 76 million years old, found in Montana. On the right, the leg of an Ultrasaurus, weighed 70 tons, 140 million years old.

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On the left, “Life size model of a terror bird,” which was hanging out 17,000 years ago in South America. On the right, a Prodeinotherium bavarcium, apparently this one is small.

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On the left, Tetralophodon longirostris, Jaw bone of a Mastodon. On the right, the jaw bone of a Deinotherium giganteum.

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The largest turtle in the world, 74 million years old.

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Ichthyosaurs, a dolphin marine reptile from 245 million years ago.


A “Terror Claw” or Deinonychus antirrhopus.


Dorygnathus banthensis, 150 million years old.


Cretaceous, 85 million year old.


The oldest human figure (yet) known to the world: 32,000 years old.

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On the left,Homo neanderthalensis, 40,000 years old. On the right, Homo neanderthalensis, 36,000 years old.

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On the left, Homo sapiens, 40,000 year old. On the right, Homo erectus, 1.1 million-750,000 thousand years old.

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On the left, Homo antecessor, 780,000 years old. On the right, Homo heidelbergensis, 1.3 million – 780,000 years old.

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On the left, Homo heidelbergensis, 530,000 years old. On the right, Homo ergaster “Turkish Boy,” 1.6 million years old.

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On the left, Australopithecus anamensis, 4.2 million years old. On the right, Homo habilis, 1.9-1.8 million years old.


Australopithecus afarensis, 3 million years old.


Mandatory saber-tooth tiger.

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Winter Palace, National Library.

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Winter Palace interior buildings and statues.


Xenophon’s Hellenika Egyptian papyrus from 2nd or 3rd CE.

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Text order was lost on the photo upload: 1. Isocrates “Phillip” (2nd Century CE), 2. Demosthenes “De Corona” (2nd Century CE”), 3. Thucydides. 

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Church History and St.Luke’s Gospel 5th Century.

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Austrian Modern Military History Museum.

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10 cm and 7 cm field cannons.

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Franz Joseph’s personal pistols and in a painting.


1907 early machine gun “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” 1 Samuel 18:7.

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The car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and his bloody uniform.

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8 cm modern field cannon.

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German Anti-tank gun 7.5 cm.


Early version of a halftrack?

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German 2 cm and  8.8 cm FLAK (anti-aircraft) guns.

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Bigger half-track and another antitank gun.

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Light M41 (USA) Tanks.


KFOR= Kosovo Force? in which case this may be a Leopard 1 (West German).


AMX-13 (French?) Tank.


M-24 (USA) Tank.


Charioteer (British) Tank.

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Centurion (British) Tank.


Russian T-34 (WW2 Era).

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The naval exhibit was difficult to photograph. Germania personified(?).


Bottom left: excessive.


Appiani, “Napoleon I King of Italy” 1805.


4 pound field cannon.

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Excessive cannons, and a SAAB 350E “Dragon”.

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The Ephesus Museum

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Otto Benndorf, excavated Ephesus. Bronze statue of an athlete from 320 BCE.

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On the left, an original bust of Homer, and on the right, an idealized bust of a wandering poet.

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Two Hermes and a Corinthian column from the Roman Imperial Period.


Mars as an emperor.

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Roman Frieze of soldiers fighting.


Marcus Aurelius, Antonius Pius, Emperor Hadrian, and the boy Lucius Verus. Solidifying roman succession line.



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Casual National Service Day

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Instrument Museum.

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On the left, a cello, viola, and two violins, from Vienna from 1806-1811 by the maker Franz Geissenhof. On the right, Mozart’s Father had a nice violin from the second half of the 18th Century.

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Quartet table and an early violin prototype “Lira Da Braccio” from 1511 (Venice).

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On the left, a cister from 1574 and on the right a lute from 1580.


A casual wall piano, from 1700s.


Two Baritones from around 1782.

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