Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poland in Pictures #5: Side trip to Prague



Prague Old Town Hall Tower at night, built in 1338.  Reminded us of Hogwarts.




The Prague Castle is perched on a hill, overlooking the town.  This amazing structure, established around 880, is the largest castle complex in the world.  It is jaw-dropping.

 




St. Vitus Cathedral, established in 1344, resides within the complex of the Prague castle.  The most amazing thing about Prague is that it was not destroyed in the war, therefore treasures like this are all original.



The Interior of the St. Vitus Cathedral




The Charles Bridge that crosses the Vitava River in Prague.  The construction of the bridge started in 1357 and was finished at the beginning of the 15th century. It is protected by three bridge towers and is decorated by 30 baroque-style statues.


11 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Wow, so much beautiful there! Did you get inured to it after a while?

Melody said...

Beautiful!

Beth Hoffman said...

Oh my .... The interior of St. Vitus Cathedral is breathtaking! The craftsmanship knocks me out.

Rita_h said...

I have been looking at all of your photos--the concentration camp ones nearly brought me to tears, but that photo of Prague at night is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these with folks like me who will probably not ever get over to Europe :)

Darlene said...

Wow, these are just amazing. I would love to see the Prague Castle in person. It looks so majestic!

Ti said...

Did your relatives lives in a castle? And then you came...here? LOL.

bermudaonion said...

I know several people who've been to Prague and they've all raved about it. Your photos are beautiful!

Iliana said...

I went to Prague about 13 years ago - loved it! Would love to go back and see more. So nice to see your pics and reminisce :)

Tasha Brandstatter said...

Beautiful!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I love Prague! We had the best goulash there when we ran into a little restaurant after getting caught on the Charles Bridge when a thunderstorm blew in. They have wonderful jazz clubs too!

caite said...

did someone say goulash??
I love castles...and cathedrals.