Monday, 13 July 2009

Prague last part


Last pictures of Prague You could easily fill a whole Blog about Prague It breves history and art from every corner.
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Prague castle and St Vitus Cathedral. Charles IV started to build The Cathedral in 1344 It was finished in 1929. It has numerous beautiful side chapels. The Parler's Chapel of St Wenceslas houses the crown jewels and the tomb of King Wenceslas. The door towards the jewels has 7 locks. The 7 most important people in Prague have a key each. Prague castle is the largest castle in the world and build in the 9th century. It started with a wooden fortress The last face lift was in the 18th century. It always was and still is the seat of the Czech rulers.
The Czech already made marionettes since the 18th century. They are hand carved from wood or made from plaster. Some other typical souvenirs are Chech crystal and Becherovka Herbal Liquor
The powder Gate was build in the 11th century, when it was one of 13 entrances to the Old Town of Prague. Later it was used to store gunpowder.
The Municipal House, an Art Nouveau building which was completed in 1911. On 28Th October 1918, the historic proclamation of the independent state of Czechoslovakia took place here.
Look over the Moldau with the Charles Bridge in the background The bridge is protected by three bridge towers and is decorated with 30 statues.
A street in the Old Town
Two Czech people chatting in the park on Kampa Island. The building on the right with a golden crown on top is Prague national Theatre Opera
A beautiful house in Josefov (Old Jewish Town)
This statue of Jan Hus dominates the Old town square. Jan Hus was a Priest and lecturer at the Charles Univerity. He was one of the most important Czech reformers and nationalists. Because he criticised the Catholic church he was burned at the stake for heresy in 1415.

24 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to visit Prague and your photos have made me want that even more..

    Those old buildings are lovely and that stained glass window is absolutely stunning !!!

    Very cool photos !!

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  2. The Architecture of the buildings is amazing. I kind of got chill bumps. Love the puppets, they are so colorful and happy. This is such a beautiful place. One day maybe I'll see this part of the world.

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  3. Now you've done it!!! Now, I really have to make a trip there ... what wonderful picture and "teasing" comments ...

    (HUGE bear hug) ... b

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  4. What a fabulous tour you've taken us on! Marvelous photos and history and, oh yes! I would love to visit and see it all for real. Such gorgeous old buildings! Great! Thanks!

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  5. another place on my list of cities to visit in europe and has been for a while. beautiful architecture and enjoyed the history.
    by the way do the 7 important people/distinguised people change from time to time as to who might have the key(s)?
    just curious.
    have a wonderful week.

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  6. Prague is one of the European cities I have not visited. It looks wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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  7. What a lovely world Prague is ...so detailed so beautiful The architecture just astounds me

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  8. I love the house in Josefov! What beautiful architecture. I saw a movie about Jan Hus when I was younger. I did not know that he was Czech! It is an inspiring and troubling story!

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  9. All these photos are so interesting! especially love the Art Nourveau Municipal Building with its receded mural in the dome. I don't think I have ever seen a building quite in this style!

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  10. the house at the josefov makes me wonder, how it would feel to live there

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  11. Thanks for the tour Marja...though honestly, I wish I was there. Happy week ahead/love..........M

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  12. very beautiful and majestic place i should say. Lucky you :)

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  13. The photos are great! Thanks for the history. I don't think I was taught a single thing about Prague in school. What a cryin' shame!

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  14. Marja: What a beautiful country to visit, wonderful capture from the neat city.

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  15. I love Prague with a passion, the old town, Karl's Bridge, the puppet theatres, the glorious concerts, the garnets and crystal. Just a magical town!

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  16. That is a stunning stained-glass window! Do you visit Protege's blog at Life, Work and Pleasure? She just returned from Prague as well.

    Kat

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  17. A fantastic post with the most beautiful photographs. Thank you so much for sharing a part of the world I know only a very little.

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  18. I like the marionettes, they look very well made, wish we could see the puppet show.
    The city has some wonderful old buildings, how nice it would be to wander the streets, I know next to nothing about the area, thanks for showing us some of it.

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  19. Absolutely stunning artwork and architecture. (I love stained glass windows!) It makes one wonder what happened to the modern world that leaves our modern buildings so ordinary and undecorated.

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  20. Wonderful selection of photos. The marionettes are absolutely wonderful!

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  21. I know next to nothing about architecture, but I do at least recognize how beautiful those building are. Especially the one in the old Jewish town. I wonder what events took place in that home before,during, and after World War Two?

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  22. What a breathtaking photos,really wonderful and fantastic....

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