So Prague is amazing. I’ve been suspecting that for years based on rave reviews from friends and pictures in books, but I have finally confirmed it with my own eyes. In my childhood (and admittedly more recently) I had romantic, fairy tale ideals of what European cities would be like. Paris, London, Vienna. They were all perfect in their own not-quite-what-I-expected-but-still-exceeding-all-expectations way. But Prague, Prague was the closest thing I will ever find to my European fantasy city. Somehow the castle looking down upon the city and the regal, yet not pompous, buildings, combined with the glow of the lamps lighting cobblestone streets that wind through so much history. I can’t really explain it, but you can feel it. So as I am at a loss of appropriate words to explain my Prague experience, I’ll share my pictures and perhaps tempt you to experience it for yourself.
Coming upon the Old Town for the first time as dusk was falling. A very pleasant coincidence.
The Astrological Clock. One of those things you have to see to say you’ve seen it. However, once you keep in mind the time it was created, it’s pretty technically amazing.
Our Lady of Tyn Church in the Old Town
Of course, there are street musicians galore, but this guy had the most heart, and the most style.
View of Prague’s famous bridges from above
Gargoyle on St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague’s castle
Newlyweds trying to create a perfect moment in front of St. Vitus. Not the only pair we saw running around the city taking pictures in front of magnificent backdrops either.
Now you see why they wanted their picture in front of it.
Christopher examining some impressive history.
A mosaic on St. Vitus which is said to have more than a million pieces. What’s more, it has been protected against weathering by a special coating designed by NASA.
Prague Castle on the right overlooking the River Vltava.