Tuesday started off rather grey which fitted the sobering start to our visit to the various Synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery. By coffee time the weather had improved and the sky was beginning to turn blue. In front of the Spanish Synagogue is a statue of man with another man on his shoulders. The focus of the statue is on a native of Prague called Franz Kafka..
Directly across the road from the statue is a Coffee Shop and Cafe called Nostress. It advertises itself as the best coffee in town since 2001. We certainly enjoyed our coffee and choice of cakes.
Refreshed we were ready to cross the river by the bridge known as 'Mánesův Most'. Before crossing the bridge we had a great view of the castle and cathedral through an arch spanning the pavement. On the approach to the bridge we looked over to the impressive National Theatre.
Across the River Vitava we sat down to take in the area known as Malostranská and to admire the colourful houses. It is a busy tram stop with trams going in at least three or four different directions.
We then struck out along the Letenská road hoping to visit the (free) Wallenstein Gardens only to discover that we were a month too early - they were closed for the winter! From there we proceeded to a place where the tram runs through (or under) the middle of the house.
Close to the bridge leading to Kampa island was an old mill wheel. More than once the buildings at Kampa have had to be restored following severe flooding of the island. Here was to be found a very different view of the Charles Bridge and the Old Town.
On the island is a park, museum and several statues - including the crawling children. We could have spent longer in the Malá Strana but time was marching on.