Prague

    I had been looking forward to seeing Prague. I had heard quite a bit about it. We came into town and stopped at a monastery which had this amazing view out over Prague. It reminded me a lot of the towns in Italy - lots of red tile roofs.

    The river cruise was very nice, I always enjoy looking at things late at night. The Prague Castle complex contains St Vitus Cathedral which I think was the best cathedral on the trip. Spectacular gothic style building, magnificent gargoyles and lavish decorations.

    I also took a walking tour of the Jewish quarter, if you're ever in the area, I recommend it. The synagogues didn't do much for me, but bang in the middle of town is the old Jewish cemetry. Its a surreal place, big leafy trees, deep shadows, mouldering headstones. Its not in use any more, but quite a place to visit.

    The rest of Prague was fascinating. Amazing amount of history around every corner. I loved just walking and seeing what was around the next corner.


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They have nice gates at the Stralov Monestary in Prague
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Looking over Prague toward St Virus Cathedral
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More of Prague
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And more
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Me in front of Prague
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A buiding near Prague Castle
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Entrance to Prague Castle
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Streets of Prague
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Parish of our Lady Before Tyn church
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Old Town Square
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The Ministry for Regional Development, Old Town Square
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Prague Hospital from the Vltava River
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Ministry o fIndustry and Trade
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Columns at the end of Svatopluk Cech Bridge
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Prague Castle
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Charles Bridge
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Svatopluk Cech Bridge
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Svatopluk Cech Bridge
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Prague Castle
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Prague Castle and the Vltava River
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Castle Guard at Prague Castle
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Kohl's Fountain, Prague Castle
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St Vitus's - Prague Cathedral
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Gagoyles on St Vitus's
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More gargoyles!
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One of the Windows inside St Vitus's
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Spectacular ceilings
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Inside the cathedral
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The back half of the cathedral
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I do like a good pipe organ
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Main alter
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This panel is actually an old map of Prague
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Tomb of John of Nepomuk, made out of pure silver
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The alter and tomb
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Pulpit
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St Wenceslas's Chapel inside the Cathedral
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St Wenceslas's Chapel, yes, that St Wenceslas's
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Outside of the cathedral
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Statue of St George and the Dragon, Prague Castle
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A bull and detail at the end of a beam
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End of the cathedral, just check out those butresses
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Monastry of St George
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Another shot of St Vitus's
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Looking out over Prague from the east end of the castle
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Poppies!
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Its me! Proving I was in Prague.
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Grapevines and Prague
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Another shot of the grapevines, never seen them grown like that before.
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Fountain at the Wallenstein Riding School
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Peacock at the school
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The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square
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The High Synagogue
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Statues on Svatopluk Cech Bridge
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Looking downstream of Vlvata River
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Looking upstream
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Franz Kafka Memorial
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A Tribant, iconic Soviet car.
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Charles Bridge
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Karlova Street, quite typical
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An Absinth Museum. Very cool.
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The National Museum from Wenceslas Square
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Rijna street, one of the more major street
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St Wenceslas Square with the National Museum in the distance
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Powder Gate
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Municipal House (The Concert Hall)
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Astronomical Clock
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St Vitus and Prague Castle
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