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Monday, May 19, I'm 26 now and on waking, Amanda told me not to get up, there is no need to prepare breakfast dèj 'and I'll have a surprise. Eyes closed I therefore expected in the bed while she prepared a surprise. She then told me that it's ready while I feel chocolate, opening her eyes, she apologizes for not having found candles, it's a nice (and good) chocolate cake. She tells me blow the undercover yesterday and we eat voraciously cake. I must say I was not expecting that and touched my attention.
After this birthday breakfast lunch and in fact, lunch, we set off for the Charles Bridge. During the tram ride, I finally get the portrait of the tag of the green-normally-pink-panther that mocks me for days I see without getting to do a photo:
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville panthère panther rose pink verte drogue

We get off the tram at the stop Malostranské náměstí, in full heart of Malá Strana. En route to the Charles Bridge, this time under the sun! (It was my birthday happens to finally have good weather.) On Malá Strana, a bench for anti-communist propaganda and a facade of Mostecká street leading down to the Charles Bridge.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Malá Strana banc benche place anti-communiste anti communist
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Malá Strana rue Mostecká street façade architecture

The Charles Bridge ... Karlův most ... without contest the most beautiful bridge in Prague. Under the sun, buildings, much brighter, bring a whole new face of the city: bright, open, like a city on the Mediterranean coast.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Pont Charles bridge Karlův most vltava river rivière

reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville panoramique pano panorama Pont Charles bridge Karlův most vltava river rivière reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville panoramique pano panorama Pont Charles bridge Karlův most vltava river rivière
We walk along the Vltava River, enjoying the sun and the ballad, often stopping to enjoy the view under the sun. Like here Bridge Legií (Most Legií) :
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Most legií pont vltava river rivière

The inhabitants of the banks of the Vltava really lucky, the view is beautiful in good weather (and not unpleasant in the rain!), As for us, we passed the island of Slovanský (Slovanský Island) and stop at Jirasek level bridge (Jiráskův most) ...
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville vltava river rivière île island Slovanský ostrov
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville vltava river rivière île island Slovanský ostrov
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville vltava river rivière pont Jirásek Jiráskův most bâteau restaurant resto ship
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville vltava river rivière pont Jirásek Jiráskův most île island Slovanský ostrov
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville vltava river rivière pont Jirásek Jiráskův most
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville vltava river rivière pont Jirásek Jiráskův most

And we have arrived at our destination of the moment: the house dancing! The Dancing House (Tancici Dum) so called because of its particular form, is the work of two architects: Czech Vlado Milunic (born in 1941 in Croatia) and the American-Canadian Frank Gehry (born in 1929 in Toronto). Built in 1994 and completed in 1996, will serve as a trial run to Frank Gehry to build the Guggenheim Museum in Bilba (in 1997). Originally named Fred and Ginger (in tribute to Fred Astaire and Gingers Rogers) but soon she is called by the name we now know him, the Dancing House, more neutral terms and without imposing Hollywood kitsch in the words Frank Gehry. Promoted in 1996 by the Times, best design of the year, is an example of deconstructivist architecture, however unusual as it is eccentric. The building consists of ninety-nine concrete panels of different shapes and sizes, requiring the use of many wooden forms.
It shows that nobody is indifferent to this very special architecture, the people of Prague are also barely 16% did not enjoy it.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville maison qui danse dansante Tančící dům architecture excentrique

Palackého náměstí Advancing a little along the Vltava to take the tram towards the city center, we arrived at a beautiful building and the church to 2 points (the cloister of Emmaus (Emauzský klášter)) Palackého náměstí.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville architecture Palackého náměstí
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville architecture Palackého náměstí cloître d'Emmaüs Emauzský klášter

Return by tram, the Čechův most, a small photo of the Faculty of Law (Právnická fakulta) we went to náměstí Republiky.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville faculté de droit Vtlava rivière river faculté de droit Právnická fakulta pont Čechův most

Once náměstí Republiky, we, on foot, the direction of the astronomical clock. We pass the Municipal House (Obecní Dum) and the Czech National Bank (Česká banka národní) resembling Soviet.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville maison municipale Obecní dům
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville banque nationale Česká národní banka

reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville panoramique pano panorama maison municipale Obecní dům reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville panoramique pano panorama maison municipale Obecní dům
Passing under the powder keg of Prague (Prašná brána) tower we see the emblem of Prague with its motto: 'Praga caput regni', meaning 'Prague, capital of the Kingdom. And a little later, another Masonic symbol (decidedly ... unless it's a simple architectural symbol) on the corner of a building:
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville architecture symbole emblème praga caput regni capitale royaume
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville architecture symbole maçonnique franc-maçon franc maçon secte templier malte chevalier rosecroix

Here we are on the famous 'Manufaktura' with crystals bohemian garnets, and everything that makes crafts and Prague as Czech.
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville bijou joaillerie cristaux bohême bohemian crystal Pb plomb lead swarovski

And then this is the place of the clock (Staromestské náměstí) with several things here (which I will discuss tomorrow): Astronomical Clock (Prague and orloj), home of the minute (Dum U minuty), instead of the clock obviously (Staromestské náměstí), the Jan Hus monument (Pomník mistra Jana Husa), the Church of St. Nicolas (Chrám Svatého Mikuláše), home of Franz Kafka and the church of Our Lady of Tyn (Chrám Matky Bozi před Týnem).
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville panoramique pano panorama Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj église Saint-Nicolas Chrám Svatého Mikuláše
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj église Notre-Dame-de-Týn Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj église Notre-Dame-de-Týn Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj église Saint-Nicolas Chrám Svatého Mikuláše
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj house maison façade dům
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville Staroměstské náměstí place horloge astronomique orloj sculpture rue street

After a quick round-up of the place, we leave the other way, in an alley along Notre-Dame-de-Tyn to find our place tonight ... By the way, we see a good sign of a sushi bar:
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville resto restaurant bar mr.sushi japonais japs nippon

We finally found our place and we go to the hostel to eat and prepare for tonight. RDV at 20:30 at Bernard.
Bernard, or rather his beer, we had purchased shortly after we arrived. And in Geneva, flipping through a guide, the mother of Amandine found this: a beer spa! We are in an old stone cellar, it is pleasant, greeted by a young man who shook our 'domestic' (sorry, I do not know how to describe it otherwise, there is a bell to call, it executes everything you could ask for, etc ...). The latter explains the concept and operation of the spa: we will be the only (! Logic, each booking spa reserves the spa, in full) and it is entirely at our disposal, just ring the bell copper placed on the edge the tub.
It shows us where we change (naked under a towel), once this is done, we go into the first room that is the most interesting (to me anyway) piece: the bucket. Here, two large tubs where we can be elongated in 2 by 2 (so 4 people max for a spa tour) with a tablet in the media to ask the tankards of beer. Because yes, it's a beer spa, so we drink beer (beer Bernard) in a tub filled with warm beer ... still active. Each tub is wood-rimmed metal (like a huge barrel) and equipped (as standard, hahaha!) Shooter with a beer can heat / cool beer bath as well as be full of bubbles everywhere. We therefore take 30 minutes of this dream bath and drinking our tankards of beer volontée while a small romantic music in the background is passing, total relaxation guaranteed! Besides the mood light is the candle ... it's truly royal!
After the first half hour in the beer, we could have 30 minutes of massage to the beer, but we decided to go directly to the third step: the heating bed. Bordered by the 'home', it said we could call to fill our tankards of beer as we wanted. He also showed us the great wooden statue of St. Bernard, the Czech patron saint ... beer!
In the end, we spent a little over an hour here and drank 2L 2.5L beer each ... for me that was not at all used to drink (because of the bitterness ) I found it particularly good. Leaving after being dressed we receive a diploma spa and a bottle of beer.
For those who would like, their website (in English, Czech and Russian). The prices are really low, we had about 40 € each, given the excellent quality of service and the spa itself (not counting the beer that was named the best beer in the world), you really enjoy (but reservations required!).
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville bière pivo bernard spa beer Pivní lázně panneau affiche
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville bière pivo bernard spa beer Pivní lázně baquet bois wood baignoir bath bain
reportage 2014 république tchèque tchéquie czech prague praha cz ville bière pivo bernard spa beer Pivní lázně baquet bois wood baignoir bath bain choppe verre amandine chérie amour mousse moss

We go out and it is already 22h, returning with the tram, 2L of beer are a little effect and we do the trips cheerfully offered the bottle in our hand like a good Prague ultimately. Direction room and to bed, tomorrow we will return to the place of the astronomical clock. But tonight, it's bedtime. Just before falling asleep, we hear a big 'HO YEEES !' (passionate) out of the window... we look Amandine and I jokingly before finally falling asleep.

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