As the night comes to a close so does our Lady Cove tour! As some of us re-arrange, stuff and possibly leave un-needed items in our suitcases (all the while wondering how we possibly could have bought so much…) we prepare for our return home tomorrow. Some are spending the last few hours taking in as much of Prague and the beer as they can, while others are in their beds mentally preparing for the long flights tomorrow and pitting the people who may be doing it hung over! There were many conversations today about how the cheap beer will be missed but the free water in Canada will certainly be a blessing! 🙂
After an incredible week in Riga, Latvia some of us headed home while others went on to Prague, Czech Republic. After an intense week of rehearsals and competition this was definitely needed and well taken advantage of. Below are some highlights of Prague that different people experienced!
Sedlic Ossuary aka Bone Church in Kutná Hora. Over 40 000 skeletons in this cemetery chapel. This is one of 4 pyramids where the bones are just laid on top of each other with nothing holding it together. Somehow it has remained structurally sound.
Huge bone chandelier, that contains at least one of every bone in the human body.
St. Barbara’s Church, Kutna Hora. Gothic architecture
Delicious Beef, whipped cream and jam dinner!
Hrad Kost Castle
Medieval Restaurant! Food was delicious, all cooked without the use of modern technology! Also, the servers certainly acted the part! There was a lot of yelling…
Dinner Boat Cruise on the Vltava river!
Don Giovanni in the Teatro di Praga theatre where Mozart himself conducted the world premiere in 1787!
Terezin Concentration Camp
Beethoven Manuscripts! Photo Cred to Lori Shortall for almost being kicked out because of it!
Some People Went to the Zoo!
Some people even went to a sex machines museum. I will not add photos for this one…
A couple of us hiked up to Prague castle today in the blazing heat with over 200 stairs… Lets just say we sweat a little bit. We entered one of the many courtyards and found a statue where people were touching it inappropriately, we were told that it will give you good luck. So we did it…
There was also a lot of sitting around and enjoying the view and the heat with a refreshing beverage!
The final day of tour we found out some very exciting news!! Sarah and Dave Halliday are getting married!! Congratulations you two! 🙂 Such a perfect way to end this amazing tour.
Our final evening of tour we had a goodbye dinner!!
These past two weeks have been such an amazing time and experience. We as a choir have grown so much with the preparations of competition, pulling together and working as a family unit who love, respect and care for each person. This did not just happen for the members on tour but also the members who were not here but at home. Those who sent their love, those who planned a get together to show their support and to those who cheered us on with inspiring and positive messages. We are so proud to belong to an amazing community who stop at nothing to show their love and support. Thank you to everyone who has been by our sides during this incredible journey! We love you! 🙂