Part 28: Ostrava and back to Praha, 38-30 March 2008
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and host to a
relatively new University (Ostrava University) where Paul gave a lecture
about anarchism and I did one about the foundations of property rights.
Here Paul is 'hamming' for the camera in the town square.
A picture of Ostrava's town square from the window in our university
housing. The city is mostly an industrial center and thus not a tourist
mecca, although some of the buildings and churches were nice.
Back in Praha for a final day on Sunday before we all returned to our
respective homes. Another amazing building in Prague.
The 'Powder Tower' in Prague. I also got to see an organ where Mozart
performed as a child (in the Klementium), just in case anyone was
On Sundays many of the state public buildings are open (for free!) to
tourists. So we visited the Czech Senat building. The building used to
belong to Wallachstein (the defender of the faith against the Swedes in
the Thirty Year's War in the 17th century) and is impressive on the
On the far side of the castle is the Loreta Church. The church and
grounds are beautiful, but it is famous for housing a solid gold
starburst monstrance. I got to see it (no pictures were allowed).
Eventually we had to leave and our week in the Czech Republic ended.
Our papers went well, I think, and we got to see 'the old country.'