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Prague astronomical clock birthday

Today is the 605th birthday of the amazing Prague astronomical clock. We were lucky to have seen it on our trip to Prague 2 years ago. You may have noticed that Google have made it their doodle for today.

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It chimes every hour, and every time I look at it I notice something different moving in the intricate clockwork mechanism.

For example if you look closely at the pic above you will notice the skeleton on the right holding a handle. He (she?) pulls the handle to ring the bell at the top of the clock.

According to Wikipedia, it is third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.

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Trdelnik from Prague

These amazing pastries are cooked fresh and sold on every street corner in Prague. They are cooked on rollers above hot coals, then doused in sugar and cinnamon and eaten hot. While I don’t usually eat pastries, these are worth making an exception for. They are cheap and yummy. If you want to be really decadent you can sometimes find them dipped in chocolate.

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