This morning we woke to the chimes of the Sunday church bells ringing in the Old Town area. After breakfast we visited the Jewish Quarter neighborhood and learned about the present and past of the Jewish people in Prague. We walked through a number of synagogues, but you won’t see any photos because taking photos is not allowed within the buildings.
After spending the morning there, we went to Wenceslas Square. You might know the name “Wenceslas” from the Christmas carol and was a much loved Duke in the Czech Republic. There is a statue in his honor in the Square. This area was also the sight of many huge, historic demonstrations in the past 50 years from when the country was trying to free itself from communist rule. Today the square is lined with fancy stores and lots and lots of tourists.
If you have time, I hope you will vote for our One and Only Ivan video in the ChangeMySchool competition. Here is the link. Voting ends on November 30th and tonight as I write this post, we were in the lead by a few votes!
From, Mrs. Hembree