I didn't realize so many people had been to the Czech Republic. If so, some of you following my website and blogs might like to see this drawing of my view of the Charles Bridge from the Lesser Town section of Prague. It may seem familiar but slightly out of proportion. Call that "artistic license".
To make the scene dramatic with the right amount of "silhouette lighting", I noticed the angle of the sun and decided it a good time to break away from our tour group in late afternoon. To get a different perspective I had to carefully climb down the inclined cobblestone bank almost to water's edge. Then squat for a "point of view" with cell phone "looking up" to photograph. Nothing to hold on to and no way to safely sit to sketch. Then scramble up again without sliding backwards into the Moldau River. I'm reminded I'm not as nimble nor well-balanced as I used to be.
Sara displayed her typical sanity, standing safely above on level ground, arms folded, shaking her head wondering what possesses an old man to do this. She wasn't making plans for what to do if the inevitable occurred. She didn't know the Czech word for "HELP!" Bystanders sitting on benches drinking coffee or beer stopped their conversation to grin at her dilemma, and mine.
She likes the picture now. We don't discuss my artistic foolishness, however, leading to it's creation.