A walk through Prague
During our visit to Prague, the weather was a little crazy, but in general all get round. In addition, the greyness and rain Prague very much to face.
We stayed in a small otelchike, in the center, on the side of Mala Stransky. It was extremely cozy place for a reasonable price, so even before the bridge was a couple of minutes walk ... in short, very lucky, and even armored at the last moment, when nothing else is simply no choice. Lived in the attic, with a 5-meter high ceiling and for some reason, a second bathroom with a large double bed (room would be quite enough for four). However, the 5th floor without an elevator, but it's nothing. Patio, view of the door:
In recent years, Prague was enclosed notably in tourism, there were numerous information desks, are very popular walking tours: Segway or retro-car, for example.
Immediately I say, that it was written in a hurry, so I will be laconic. In general, Prague - a hell of an interesting city, everywhere some stories (remember the same Svejk with his tales).
It was thrust into the Josefov, the Jewish cemetery (one of the few places where you have never been), but feared the terrible price and fled in terror. For such there can overeat, burst, and still have ...
Kapal light rain, but he did not interfere. I was messing tele ...
Funny how couples always look alike.
And how to live longer - the more similar.
Chinese tourists are beginning to take on individuality, increasingly take off their yellow caps and break away from the tour groups. Many DSLRs got to the Japanese was only one step - tripods.
Mom, sit down! Oh, let's ride!
Tube in Prague. 3 presents from 4 kinds Prague trams. Most zdorovsky - the evil, in the center. Huge salon and lower floors.
The title kind of more fun weather. But overall it was not quite sunrises, sunsets and, if so, then some vague.
One day, when the weather was not impressed, we decided to climb to the Petrin Hill. For normal people go there a funicular, but we are, as we know, always go to bypass ... At the top of the hill is broken cute pink kindergarten. Just like that, he himself, the rose garden ...
And then the clouds suddenly burst. I had to hide in the Petrin Tower.
In the eye it is often called the Eiffel though someone designed it František Prášil and Julius Souček. Interestingly, the price tag on the entrance ticket two: the actual entrance and comprising lifting the elevator (three times more expensive). Saving the cable car, then we bypass is not gone.
View down to the old city "Hungry" the wall, still preserved on the hill. According to legend, Charles IV ordered'll stand to it only in order to provide work for the poor citizens of the crowd, and indeed there occasionally moonlighting. He was a good emperor.
Fortunately, most terrible cloud again touched only tangentially and flew away before. While the north of the city was flooded with notable. Photographing accounted for the following technologies: open the window, stick your neck out, is clicked, barely (for draft) close the window, wipe the lens savagely shirt, repeat ... Kind of good, yeah. Hradcany with its majestic dominant - St. Vitus Cathedral. Far from being the largest Gothic cathedral, but certainly the most spectacular.
Strahov Monastery, a former suburb of Prague. Actually, Strahovský - Sentry.
Mala Strana - Stare Mesto. Once these were two different cities connected by only one Charles Bridge and its predecessors.
Slowly descend view toward Nove Mesto and Vinogradov. Left-bottom - pavilions mirror labyrinth 1800 of the year. I regret that I have not looked.
In one of the mornings was quite desperate to catch something interesting in the sky, we still crept out of the Charles Bridge. The weather was as gloomy as usual in those days, there were no signs of interest dawn. But it did happen. 5 minutes thermonuclear glow - and again a dull, gray morning. I would not see - would not believe, but that's how it was. And when the sun has not risen ...
To start somewhere climbed higher. For example, the Basilica of St. Nicholas.
East: Lesser Town Square.
Carmelite street, looking south.
West: Strahov Monastery (Strahovský klášter).
Prague is still a lot of runs so dear to the heart of the Soviet man Tatra T3 trams. Definitely the best way to get anywhere, if there is no time or too lazy to walk through half the town to scratch.
City got a whole team of folks in ancient costumes every hour's trumpeting characters are all high points of Prague. And every time it's a ritual. In his spare time, they collect taxes for the climb to the tower and follow the procedure. At the bottom of the entrance to all these objects necessarily dogging halberdier helmet and cuirass. In addition to the free photographed with everyone, they work as a reference desk. For example, 100 times a day, smiling, answer the question: "How can I get to Karlov bridge?" - which is just around the corner. In my opinion very nice, a great idea.
The interior of St. Nicholas' Church and St. Vitus Cathedral...
Oh, let's ride!
always found funny statues with birds on their heads.
And it is such an incomprehensible installation (Castle and Bridge purely for couples).
Each Pivnyak strives to outdo the neighbor funny sign. In the "Behemoth", by the way, will enter hell: jam-packed with locals. But accidentally wandered here onlookers not particularly favor.
Where do without a pair of classic Vaclav?
And Jan Hus & Co.
was pretty entertaining night sky on the first evening. Sorry, too lazy to take a stand: I think even filmed.
In the evening, as elsewhere in Europe, the city is dying: all the people moved to the Pivnyak.
You can walk and calm povtykat for all sorts of attractions in the most beautiful time. It is a pity that the backlight is turned off at night, and see no longer possible at full illumination in the morning. I remember that there was not too much sober and everywhere nakosyachil with exposure. Sometimes it is necessary to be able to fit even in the two frames.
St. Vitus (Katedrála svatého Víta)
St. George's Basilica (Bazilika svatého Jiří).
And a little more with it.
We lived next door to the Wallenstein Palace (Valdštejnský palác), and on the last day they decided to put the visit. It turns out, a cool park with all sorts of pretentious fountains, directly under the Castle. Oh, I feel podvorovyval the field marshal Wallenstein ... But the hero was, yes.
Even the peacock is. Chicken-chicken.
Then he decided to visit Visegrad. I really like the types of here ...
Nuselsky bridge over Prague 4.
ST. Peter and Paul (Bazilika svatého Petra a Pavla) - one of the oldest buildings in Prague. Initially roman (1070-1080), was reconstructed under the Gothic in 1249, after a fire. In contrast to classical Gothic clean stone inside it all painted. Very unusual.
Next to the cathedral is the Vyšehrad cemetery - the resting place of all sorts of cultural figures. Beautiful place. But to join the fair company still does not want to.
Yes will not bad news. That's better: the embankment. Remarkably still look the trees and the pattern on the paved sidewalk ...
The remains of the fortifications of the 14th century ...
Rowing team coach with cunning ...
Family picnic on the grass ...
A pair of elderly twins ...
No, in Prague is definitely good!