A thousand years has seen many changes
into what you see today.
A place so intensely packed
with stunning structures,
crisscrossed by countless narrow
giving forth to an amazing
skyline that literally
takes your breath away.
This is my third visit.
It's certainly quaint.
It's alarmingly charming.
It's totally romantic...
in any season.
At night, the city shines
Golden ancient dollhouse,
Golden ancient dollhouse,
at once transporting you back through
the reminder of a dark past,
tourism was prohibited.
with a population of 1.3 million people,
5 millions tourists visit annually.
It has it's own currency...Koruna.
And safety is a non-issue.
one big sensory seduction after another.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Good news is,
city's cosy scale
makes it very manageable on foot.
The airport is a short drive away.
Go with the flow...
and let the city in!
Coffee shops are plenty.
And smiles are free.
the historic centre of Prague has been
included into the Unesco list of
World Heritage Sites.
From Prague Castle,
the city is spread out below,
with spires and towers dotting the horizon,
medieval chess board.
This spectacular view is a small reward for
those who make the trek up.
Quaint hidden courtyards are there
to be discovered.
Nowadays, many are turned into
galleries & cafes.
As you wander,
gaze & wonder!
That rust colored building was not photoshopped!
The local fare is
from the "earth".
Think ...Roast Pork Knuckle!
But the above is from Belgium!
Tons of souvenir shops cater to varying
taste & expectations.
Great buys would be bohemian cut crystal ware.
This is Antonin Dvorak,
the famous Czech composer,
who wrote the equally famous opera
about a sad mermaid-like water nymph
who falls for a prince.
"Song To The Moon"
is truly a joy to listen to,
although somewhat sad.
This place is heavy on sights.
Old Town Square to the Castle
you'll be panting for more!
You'll burn those calories,
tire your eyes
exhaust your camera.
In & on buildings, doors, alleyways
Decorating & decoration
a national pastime.
Stop for coffee at the Bakeshop Praha!
Whoever's in charge, is doing it right!
has caught up in a BIG way.
All the famous brands are represented in this tiny city.
VAT refunds make shopping more fun!
Charming trams run all throughout the city.
Clanking it's way over cobblestones and bridges.
You may also "Segway" around with many tour
operators offering even night runs!
|Prague is host to countless festivals as diverse as|
dance to music to opera to marathons.
There's bound to be one thing to catch your fancy.
This former European Capital of Culture
certainly lives up to it's reputation.
Yes, there may be crowds but personally,
I think it adds to the atmosphere.
Come one, come all!
In a way, we are contributing to the conservation
of this remarkably beautiful city.
Case in point!
|Beyond the old walls,|
Hotel Josef is my preferred choice...
with a grassed inner "glass-encased"
And an extremely good breakfast!!!
Old World elegance at
As you can see,
everyone has been here!
|"There are no small parts.|
Only small actors".
Prague National Theatre
is a must "attend".
Opened in 1881,
it houses the three artistic ensembles of
Opera, Ballet & Drama.
opulence & grandeur
Satisfaction is guaranteed!
Prague's Old Town square
is "the" focal point.
It's busy & bustling...
exactly what a town square should be.
|Here, you're exposed to the onslaught of|
architectural & historical
highlight after another.
If your room has no view,
The entire city awaits outside.
Walk, wander & gaze.
|The non-violent |
converted the country to a
the only velvet you'll see are on the
Another view of the splendor of the
Prague National Theatre.
Just make sure to dress up when you're there!
"Tretters New York Bar".
Great cocktails with locals.
makes all the difference.
Creativity does not happen in a vacuum.
arrived many years ago
judging from everything around,
it ain't all that bad.
|Just look at that!|
window is just a window
it's done this way!
|And this artistic hand extends to buildings too,|
making the city an
outdoor museum of sorts.
The morphing of an
a must-visit destination
takes more than good PR.
The foundation of such a
transformation lies in the people.
A newly liberated country
has enough hungry determination
to meet any challenges.
The Czechs recognize
this need to be
up next is perhaps
an exciting time for this
beautiful historical city.
What people are talking about is
Put gears into place...
Eat, Stay & Love!
"The salvation of this human world lies nowhere
else than in the human heart,
in the human power to reflect,
in human meekness