Spur of the Moment Travel
My new passport was burning a hole in my pocket. I had to use it. Two days after it arrived, I booked a week long trip to Prague, Czech Republic. A week later, I departed. Prague was a wonderful choice. The old city is compact and walkable, transportation is easy and efficient, my hotel (Century Old Town) was incredible, and the weather was great for wandering. There was only drawback for me. After six days of walking on uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, my feet needed a vacation. I’m still processing my photos but thought these turned out well.
View of the Charles Bridge from the Prague Castle
Sunset on Charles Bridge
View from the Bridge, Vltava River
Old Town Square
Dusk on Old Town Square
Old Town Square
Tyn Church after Dark, Old Town Square
Astronomical Clock, Old Town Hall
Clock Tower, Old Town Hall
Art Nouveau stained glass window in the Obecni Dum
Dome with cupola, Obecni Dum, Prague, Czech Republic
Old Jewish Cemetery, Josefov district
Headstones in the Old Jewish Cemetery, Josefov district, Prague
Old Jewish Cemetery
New Old Synagogue
Decorative Arts Museum
Decorative Arts Museum, Stairway to exhibit space
Decorative Arts Museum Exhibit Space
Portion of detailed beaded garden
The Slave Epic, Alphonse Mucha. Twenty monumental panels in Prague for an indefinite period. A must see!
The Slave Epic, Alphonse Mucha. Detail from panel 6 of the twenty epic panels.
The Slav Epic, Panel 1, Introduction of the Slav Liturgy
The Slave Epic. Detail from panel.
The Slav Epic.
The Slave Epic. The Final Panel (20).
Prague Castle Complex. St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Church
St. Vitus Cathedral, Nave
Alphonse Mucha window, St. Vitus Cathedral
Alphonse Mucha window detail, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle complex
St. Vitus, Apse Exterior
St. Vitus and the Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge
Just for fun. The picture above with a few adjustments.
Ceiling in side chapel of St. George Church
St. George Church, in the Prague Castle complex
Ceiling detail from St. George Church, Romanesque Building
Our Lady of the Snows Church
Czech Souvenir Shop, Easter Egg
Beer Hall by the Church
Mannequin posing on Old Town Square
Jan Huss, the religious reformer, Old Town Square
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We visited Prag in the early nineties. We should go back!
Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for taking me to a city I only met briefly.
Thanks so much. I loved Prague. My maternal grandfather’s family was from Bohemia/Czechoslovakia, so I felt a bit like it was in my genes.
Wow! Would love to see the Mucha panels. Tyn Chiurch after dark and Old Town Hall really stand out.
Mucha’s Slav Epic paintings are incredible. The pictures don’t convey how large they are. Huge. Apparently there is a dispute about who owns them and whether they will stay in Prague or will be returned to the small town in which they were displayed for years. I’m so glad I saw them.
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