The astronomical clock

We had an early breakfast but there were still plenty of tourists about when we arrived by tram into the old town. We headed straight for the astronomical clock and watched the animation as it struck ten o’clock as people took their turn to pose in front of it, some doing the strange arm out making a scissors sign with two fingers which is currently in vogue. Installed in 1410, the clock is still working as designed.

We spent most of the afternoon at the castle and cathedral then a long time finding our way to a supermarket for tomorrow’s lunch provisions. Google maps doesn’t work well amongst high buildings and complex street patterns. It would have been quicker to have taken a less direct but more straightforward route.

We’d intended to eat at the hotel restaurant but when we got there we found it’s closed on Sundays but the receptionist directed us to a nearby restaurant that served some vegetarian options so we ate there.

Lázně Bohdane