On the bridge we threaded our view through the crowds to see the castle and views of the other side of the river.
While we waited for the lights to cross this is the view under Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace looking down Smetanovo [ed sic]
Back through the square we were now clocking up too many steps and remembering our route through Tyn Square we walked back through there.
Gambero Rosso, Prague
On Jakubska, we looked through the restaurant windows and everywhere looked full. In front of us, two girls went into a restaurant and came out a few moments later. The menu did look good so we thought we would have a try at finding a table inside Gambero Rosso.
Once inside it was lovely and warm. We were greeted by a friendly guy. No, we didn’t have a reservation, but after a moment of decision he split a table into two and took away the reserved sign.
The pizzas when they came looked great, and after looking at the wine list, we saw our favourite Italian wine was there, Nero d’Avola from Sicily. The restaurant was indeed full and for the majority of walk-ins were turned away. This was when we realised just how lucky we had been to get a table.
The pizzas and wine were excellent. Next to us a couple from Australia had been given the other table. Their travels around Europe were extensive. Next they planned to be going to Berlin for Christmas.
Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky)
Rather than go back to the Old Town Square, we passed our hotel and went to Republic Square. Trams swing through the pedestrian precinct there.
We walked up towards Sonakshi to the small (but busy) Christmas market there. This was close to the Metro station and a supermarket. The majority of people in the market were I think locals rather than the tourist crowd in the Old Town Square.
One of the drink stalls in particular had a long queue and and there we bought more mulled wine and even had loyalty cards stamped!
On the way back I finished off my day’s images with more mannequins in window displays.