Mandy Does Berlin: Prague!

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I have been back in Australia for around 10 days.  However, I still have things I want to post about my month in Europe.  My time there was such a mixture of emotions for me, with many new experiences.

Moving around the city by way of train, bus or tram was cheap and easy.
Moving around the city by way of train, bus or tram was cheap and easy.

One of the most wonderful things I did was to travel. with my son by bus, for a 4 day visit to Prague, in the Czech Republic.  Why Prague, you may be asking?  The answer is because we wanted to visit a place that neither my son nor myself had been to before, so that we could discover it and make lasting memories, together.  We, also, needed to find somewhere that was close enough to Berlin so that the travel was not too taxing for my recovering son but was quite different culturally and finally, was reasonably cheap to stay at.  Prague, fitted the bill perfectly on paper and exceeded our expectations in reality!

The view, looking down on the mosaic footpaths, from the window of our apartment in the district of Žižkov.
The view, looking down on the mosaic footpaths, from the window of our apartment in the district of Žižkov.

The beauty of this city was totally mind blowing to me.  It’s ancient buildings mostly made it through the war years with minimal bomb damage.  Every corner we turned, opened up another gorgeous vista with colourful art deco buildings interspersed with dark gothic or baroque churches, towers and bridges.  The fact that much of the city is built next to and  around the  Vlatava River definitely adds to the charm.

Yellow penguins Art installation, Old Town Prague. These light up at night.
Yellow penguins Art installation, Old Town Prague. These light up at night.

I intend showing you this beautifully, clean city by way of sharing some of the photos we took.  Just try to keep in mind that I am not a photographer!!!  Enjoy!

Charles Bridge:

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Views from on the Charles Bridge.
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Looking towards Old Town from Charles Bridge.
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Statue of Christ between Saints Cosmas and Damian – one of thirty statues on Charles Bridge.

 

 

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Saints Norbert, Wenceslas, Sigismund on Charles Bridge Prague.

 

We had a wonderful day visiting Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world and the very beautiful Gothic Cathedral, St Vitus which is located within the castle.

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Inside St Vitus Cathedral.
Inside St Vitus Cathedral.

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This large working metronome was erected to take the place of a large statue of Joseph Stalin, that was pull down in 1962. It is 23 metres tall.
This large working metronome was erected to take the place of a large statue of Joseph Stalin, that was pulled down in 1962. It is 23 metres tall.

Wandering around New Town Prague took us to the more colourful and eclectic art deco buildings and away from the bohemian gothic ones.

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Finally, my son took the following photo of me walking the streets of Prague!  It accurately shows my awe, delight and bewilderment at the wonders I was seeing and I love it!

Tourist Mandy in Prague

 

Mandy

Hi, I'm Mandy! Wandering my way through life using words. Family and friends. Connection and community. I care. I write. I share. I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and if you'd like receive updates via email please click HERE.

5 Comments
  1. Mandy
    Loved this blog such an amazing place to visit – what wonderful buildings and statues
    Glad you shared this special time

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