TRAVEL – PRAGUE
One of the main things to see near the Old Town Square in Prague is the special clock.
It is currently being repaired and was covered with a sheet that only showed the picture of the clock.
This is a pic off the internet to show the real thing – when it is not covered by a sheet.
It is an astronomical clock first installed in 1410, so I guess it is due for an overhaul. The 12 apostles pop out on the hour.
I’m ashamed to admit I have no idea what this building is, but I like the architecture. I popped the signage into Google translate and it told me it’s the Law School.
HISTORY – ISABELLA OF SPAIN
Now there were quite a few important and powerful people who didn’t want Isabella to marry Ferdinand but despite that, the two young people sign their agreement on February 7th 1469. Now all that remains is for them to meet and do the marrying thing.
The princess sneaks off but someone tells on her and Henry’s soldiers are sent to arrest her. (Told you this was an exciting story).
Just in time the Archbishop of Toledo rescues her and takes her to Valladolid where she is safe.
Isabella summons Ferdinand from Zaragossa 200 miles to the east to come at once and marry her. Will he? Find out next time!
We were filming in a deep rural school and the teacher had prepared a Q & A session for the cameras. The question was “Who is the greatest man in South Africa?”
Rows of eager little faces were desperate to answer. “My Chief – Mr Magwane (the Headmaster) – Mr Sonenze (a teacher) – a famous footballer.”
After each ‘wrong’ answer, the teacher became more and more frantic. She gave them hints – such as prison on Robben Island – where is that? they wanted to know. Nobel prize winner – what is that? they asked.
Finally, she gave up. “Mr Nelson Mandela,” she told them brightly.
“Who?” they asked.
She gave up.
We wanted to laugh, but as an ex-teacher I felt for her.
Till next time, take care.