Just around the corner from yesterday’s boutiques, I am now in Josefov (the Jewish Quarter), named after Emperor Josef II who tried to ease the living conditions of what was once the Jewish ghetto. There are synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Jewish Town Hall in this area, and just as throughout Prague, the structures represent various architectural styles depending on when they were built.
It’s a solemn walk through this part of town and, time permitting, it’s a real treat to take a personal guided tour especially if you are not familiar with the Jewish faith. I’ll do that next time, but for now, I’m going to wander through the narrow streets and soak in the architecture and sights on the streets:
All this walking can make a girl hungry, especially when there’s this kind of suggestion everywhere:
Everywhere I turn there is a charming restaurace (restaurant) calling my name. The selection can be maddening; should I eat here in this courtyard…
or in this cute corner:
And that’s exactly how every street seems to look, just tons of pretty restaurants. It’s so hard to decide that I almost want to have an appetizer in one place, entree in another, and dessert at a third restaurant so I could try them all. Well, this is how I feel on my first day in Prague anyway. Upon walking by the 500th restaurant I finally realize that they are all serving more or less the same menu. Anyway, I’m not too hungry yet so I’ll head toward Nové město (New Town) next. I’m going to see if I can hitch a ride with these people: