Pretty Prague – Part I

Prague city center is picturesque. I’ve divided my photographs of the city into two groups. Part I shows Old Town and New Town, the popular tourist areas on the east side of the Vlatava River.

The entrance to Old Town from Charles Bridge

Old Town Square

St Nicholas’ Church

The famous Astronomical Clock. It announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by the window above the astronomical dial and with symbolic sculptures moving aside. Very sweet, but not too exciting to watch. A tour guide called it the ‘anti-climax of Europe’.

Rudolfinum Concert Hal

Evidence that I was there…

Memorial for Jan Palach – the Czech student who committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest in 1969.

The Spanish Synagogue

The Old New Synagogue. According to Jewish folklore, the attic stores the remains of Golem – a giant creature created from clay by a rabbi to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

A Frans Kafka memorial

A ‘beer tour’. I did a ‘free tour’ instead. The ‘free tour’ guides are very informative and entertaining. Highly recommended.

The view from the National Museum in New Town

Wenceslas Square with the National Museum in the background

I ate tasty goulash here.

Tian, a traveller I met while browsing Old Town. We had a pleasant day together.

One comment

  1. Madeleine

    Praag was vir my een van die mooiste stede wat ek ooit besoek het. Dankie vir die terugreis in tyd.

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