Upon our arrival, we attended a performance of the Czech Philharmonic at the Rudolfinum. We heard a piece by Antonín Dvorák and Symphony No. 10 by Shoshtakovich. Talking to the music majors on this trip and Dr. Powell allowed me to better understand the context of what the symphony was about.
Day two of Prague included a rare daytime concert; a performance by the Benda Quartet, all string instruments. After getting slightly lost and confused -who knew there were two Lichtenstein Palaces? No one on this trip -we made it for the second half of the performance. I was lucky enough to have a front row seat, close enough for me to see the cellist's sheet music. Pictured below is the stage from my seat.
Within the Prague Castle area is a street referred to as "Golden Lane". It is said that alchemists once lived in these tiny houses and all they needed to turn metal into gold was in the street outside. Today the houses of "Golden Lane" are small shops dedicated to jewelry, handmade puppets, and Christmas ornaments. Additionally Franz Kafka lived on this street for a time; you can even buy his books in the house that he lived in. If given the opportunity, I would gladly live in this small blue house.
I can't wait for more adventures in Prague.