I agree, whizkid.

Prague is often used as a location for shooting European and American costume drama films. Relatively unscathed by bombing in World War II, its many splendid dwellings, buildings, and churches, still show much of the cultural heritage lost in the major wars of the 20th century.

Someone I know once called it the Kyoto of the West. This is high praise indeed.

Of course, as with Kyoto, despite various measures by the civic government, modernization has brought many changes, not all of them felicitous.

[Editor's note, 3/29/2003: Referring to other writeups is now conisdered bad form. But /me misses sensei and I don't have the heart to delete this writeup.]