The State Opera in Prague opened in 1888 was the New German Theatre. Although the outside of the building is rather drab, it is nothing compared to the incredible neo-renaissance decoration in the interior. The exterior of the building does feature decorations of busts of famous musicians such as Goethe, Mozart, Schiller as well as characters from mythology, always significant in Operas, such as Pegasus, Icarus, Cupid, Athena, Leda and others.
Something not many people think about when they're on vacation is going to the movies. It might seem like a waste of time, doing something you can do anywhere in the world, during your vacation when time is precious. But it is the very fact that it can be done anywhere in the world that makes it so fascinating to experience. Every movie theatre is different, especially when you move outside North America, where the giant movie-plexes monopolise everything. In Europe, you can find true gems, old-fashioned theatres that feel more like going to the Opera than to see the next James Bond.
As the afternoon wore on into the evening, we headed for the famous Gion District of Kyoto for an evening walking tour. The Gion district is known the world over for their famous Geisha's who walk up and down these streets, on their way to tea houses where exclusive guests enjoy an evening of traditional Japanese entertainment.