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Prague at the moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOg_q9OKJD0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1Tx8EO7PZUByCcKV-EI1g7vwYDMcKYEcxQhXAE4Vil0SRpgZGGBANAj0I
hopefully this works, my friend Jason from Living Prague showing you what the city is like at the moment and giving you a look at the city that you will never see again .
Jason often comes on the forum and answers questions with his in depth knowledge of the city.
I do remember being in Prague during the great floods of 2002 (before I became friends with Jason) Old town Square and the Jewish area was very much as he sees it just now but I could get nowhere near the Charles bridge as the whole area was flooded and they even thought that they might lose the bridge.

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That was very nice, thank you. Such a beautiful city.

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Thanks. It brought back memories of my 3 trips (so far) to Prague, easily my favorite city in Europe. Although Copenhagen, Oslo, Aachen, and Bradford on Avon are also on my favorites list.

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Thanks. Great memories of a beautiful city.

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If you want more of that, most cities have webcams set up near public places. Check in on your favorite city.

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Fond memories from our stay 7 months ago. Thanks for sharing lovely Prague.

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Thank you for the link. We made two trips to Prague and are always hopeful for future trips.

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Lovely video, I hope to get there someday and I sure feel for everyone in tourism struggling right now.

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I am meant to be in Prague in 3 weeks time, and would be meeting up with Jason, this will be the first spring/summer I will not make a trip to Prague in about 15 years. I was there in January but being in the city during the warmer months is brilliant.

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Incredible to see the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square with so few people. I sure enjoyed my 2 walking tours with Jason. Thanks for sharing this rare view!

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Nice Uncle Gus, thanks.

Interesting that he specified St Nicholas Church "Old Town" as there is one also in Mala Strana. At the time, this caused us some 11'th hour confusion as we were to attend a Tourist concert at St Nicholas Church. Fortunately we ended up at the right one!

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Fingers crossed that I get to take my tour with Jason in November. Booked the trip last December (and the tour in early Feb.), so we’ll see. I actually HAVE seen it that empty - but it was at midnight in mid-January a few years ago. :)

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I enjoyed this trip down memory lane (although I didn't quite remember it that uncrowded). :) Thanks for posting it.

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Thanks for posting UncleGus -

I was there November 2015 for Christmas markets. I am to go again with work for Christmas markets in December 2020.! Not sure if it will happen. We will see

Kim

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Kim if you go to the Living Prague facebook page you will see some videos of the Markets and maybe some pictures of myself and Jason enjoying the delights of the markets in 2018

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We did an airbnb walking tour of Prague last year and our guide pointed out to us the measurements painted on the side of a building showing previous high floods and the 2002 level was incredibly high! He also pointed out to use this metal 'path' (for want of a better word) and told us this was where they would put in water barriers should the river rise again. It was an interesting walk!

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Thank you Uncle Gus and special thanks to Jason.
I was due to fly to Prague tomorrow evening so this is a nice little comfort.
Best to all

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That's the Prague I know from the early 90s. Back then you didn't see a single tourist at the Jewish cemetery. I actually received a free tour by an old Jew, who returned after '89.
BTW: the video also illustrates that almost no Czech lives there anymore. After '89 locals still lived there, life in the old town was buzzing, but you rarely saw other tourists. Now it's the other way around.

That's the first thing for me after Czechia lifts the lockdown: visit Prague, before the tourist hordes return.

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Gus, thanks for posting. We enjoyed our tour with Jason last August. Only downside was it was the tale end of the heatwave that week and it was plenty hot for a walking tour. Its unbelievable to see the Charles Bridge like that. Looking back, I sure wish I had visited Prague in summer of 1989 when I visited Budapest. I hope Jason is doing ok with everything going on.

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Hi Rob, yes I'm still here. It's been a bummer year so far in terms of business but look on the bright side. Loads of time to read and improve my knowledge of the city. More time to cook. Less traffic. Lots of "free entry" to keep people interested. Reduced food prices because centrally located cafes and restaurants are having to realign to local Czechs who won't pay the regular prices for food etc. And no kidding, I saw 1 peddalo out on the river, nothing else, no other boats. It's definitely giving me memories that I'll be able to tell people about in the future.

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Hi Jason,
Thinking of you with fond memories of our wonderful tour last September. We've been reviewing our photos and wishing we could relive our time in Prague. All the best for getting back to what you do best- sharing your city. Be safe and well.