Monday, 15 June 2009

Prague


Mayke, me and my mum went to Prague by bus and spent there 3 days. Prague the capital of Czech Republic is the most beautiful city I've seen sofar. It is as if you are in the Middle Ages when walking through the old City with its small streets paved with cobble stones. It is like walking through a huge museum with the most beautiful buildings in every possible style and with so much detail. Everywhere you look there is so much to see that you don't have enough time to take it all in. In two posts I'll give you a glimpse of this place I hope to go back here one day.
A ride starting on the old town square, going through the old town
A crowd is gathering to watch the astronomical clock
photo by mayke
Every hour the 12 apostles appear to bless the city. The clock shows the most important astronomical events like the movement of the sun and phases of the moon. Anything except the time.
We were not standing in the crowd but watching the clock through the window while eating one of these. Mmmm
On the left bank of the Moldau river and separated by the devil's stream from the lesser Town is Kampa Island where this beautiful street is
Mayke at the end of Charles bridge in front of the bridge tower. There are many artists on the bridge who sell their work.
Prague florished under the reign of Charles IV (1316-1378) He inhereted Luxembourg and the Kingdom of Bohemia. He was elected King of Romans and crowned King of Italy and the Holy Roman Empire. Some of the monuments by Charles include the Saint Vitus Cathedral, The Charles University and the Charles bridge.
The Vtlava (Moldau) river looks peaceful. There are many bridges connecting the centres at both banks of the river. The historical centre has 6 districts which were once independent cities. On this picture you look at the old city close to the Charles bridge

26 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely stunning, Marja. It kind of reminds me of "Shrek" for some reason. (I'm not a big fan of that film, I just remember the setting.)

    Those delicacies in the bakery look delectable!

    Kat

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  2. Beautiful photos Marja. Prague is a city I've always wanted to visited and to explore. In fact, my son asked me last week if I had a choice of where I would like to go, my first response was Prague. :) I look forward to seeing it through your eyes.

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  3. Looking forward to readimg more. Prague is top of the list of cities I have not visited but would like to.

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  4. Lovely old city, so interesting, I would love to watch the special clock too; specially while eating those yummy looking treats. And traveling by horse and cart must be a sensation in such a place, the slow steady pace would insure you saw lots..

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  5. It looks such a beautiful old city. You take wonderful photographs! Love the clock and the cakes!

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  6. Hi Marja, you seem to have gone to a life time of places. And so many pictures. They are amazing and they all tell a story.

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  7. I have heard so much about the city in books, it seems to have a strong literary background

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  8. A beautiful and interesting city, you make me want to visit, too.

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  9. Beautiful photos and experience. I always wanted to visit but my vacations was also always in December. But hope someday I will.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Now and Then

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  10. Beautiful tour shots.
    Luiz Ramos

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  11. Loved the astronomical clock, I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to the mechanical working of stuff. I was in West Germany in 1987 while in the US Army and after several lectures provided by officers stationed there heard a good bit about the countries that were then behind the "Iron Curtain." Would love to see Prague and places like Berlin, and Budapest. Great pictures and information.

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  12. Beautiful pictures from a old architectual perl in old Europe. The clock was amazing and the patesserie looks good. Have a great week!

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  13. Thanks for sharing these. It does look like an amazing place and has the feel of being a little lost in time.

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  14. thank you for the excellent pics of Prague, would like to visit there myself one of these days.

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  15. amazing Prague, it's really beautiful. I do hope i can visit it someday. your pics are beautiful.

    My world is here

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  16. I have always wanted to visit that city - SIGH!!!

    Now, I have to make plans to go ... SIGH!!

    (HUGE bear hug) .... b

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  17. The pictures are so nice. My wife and I were just talking at dinner about how we want to go to Prague on our next vacation.

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  18. Wow. Beautiful city indeed. I would definitely have the time of my life shooting pics in there and mingle with the people. Great. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Prague????
    Sounds like a dirty word ta me

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  20. Marja: A wonderful trip to a beautiful town, so well maintained.

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  21. Thank you for your lovely Prague post. My pictures are pre digital and it is so good to see these reminders of the wonderful time we had there at a conference with the head of the Childrens' Hosp. arranging our accomodation.
    The Prof spent some time there as an infant while moving further away from the Nazis.

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  22. Prague looks delightful. Interesting contrast of apostles and an astronomical clock. Which is very cool. Who cares about time anyway.

    Thanks for the great tour and captures.

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  23. I'd have so much trouble choosing between that apple cake and the blueberry cheescake (trust me to comment first of the photo with food in it!!) .. :-)

    The reat of the photos are glorious !! What a beautiful place to visit ..I don't think I'd want to leave !!

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  24. Wonderful images..and I do wish I could go there one day.

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  25. Oh you visited Prague !How wonderful!Fantastic photos! Prague is a very beautiful city and not so wide away from the area where I am come from - near Dresden!

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