I came across this hooded falcon in Budapest. I've never seen one this close up before. Evidently, a hood is used in the manning process (acclimatizing to humans and the human world) and to keep the raptor in a calm state. Often it also sports strips of strong leather called jesses on both legs. Quite stylish, don't you agree?
We've had a fabulous trip, but all good things must come to an end.
We were blessed with a beautiful day - no rain! We were on a mission to see as much as we could pack into our last day.
We watched these happy brides and grooms line up in front of the Astronomical Clock to get their pictures taken.
Over to the Prague Municipal Library to view the sculpture "Idiom" created by Slovakian artist, Matej Kren made of numerous books.
We had a hard time finding "Slight Uncertainty," dozens of cement people dangling from umbrellas, by Czech artist, Michal Trpak. We knew the street name and the building name - but not the address. It took a lot of back and forth asking questions of passerby's to finally locate the work - an even hard time conveying to the doorman we wanted to see and photograph it too - it all worked out happily in the end.
I had heard of the "Lennon Wall" (think the Beatles) and quite by chance we came upon it after lunch in the Castle District .
We took our first Metro ride to find David Cerny's "crawling babies" on the Zizkov Television Tower. I think there were 10 babies. We took the elevator to the top of the tower for some magnificent views of Prague.
It rained off and on most of the day. The temperature is mild. The rain was little more than a drizzle - not enough to dampen our spirits.
We spent the day looking for unusual street art. We saw so much it is impossible to post it all here.
I have no idea who the artist is - but I love this piece. At first I thought it was for recycling - but the holes go straight through to the ground...
"In Utero" by David Černý
Franz Kafka monument by Jaroslav Rona
When you gotta go, you gotta go. (This sign is not exactly art, but I was looking for it more often than I care to say. ) We always make sure to have coins in our pockets while out and about here. The old adage "you get what you pay for" is so true!!