Weekend in Prague

Images from last weekend in Prague, with Laura.

Click on any of the images for the larger versions. I have uploaded fairly big files as I feel the details in some of the buildings and landscapes are worth it.

Prague is a beautiful city.

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The Crucifix and Calvary, one of the 30 impressive statues on Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge at night

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I had a lot of time to appreciate Petrin Hill as it took me a long time to get down it (with bones intact) in the most innapropriate footwear for icy Prague hills!

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St Vitus Cathedral

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Laura enjoying a snowy Saturday morning

View from inside the Astronomical Clock Tower

View from inside the Astronomical Clock Tower

Looking back towards the Old Town and our apartment for the weekend

Looking back towards the Old Town and our apartment for the weekend

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Tram passes between the entrance to Charles Bridge (reflected in the tram door) and the Old Town

The Astronomical Clock

The Astronomical Clock

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Charles Bridge

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“Take my photo”. A view through the bridge tower to the rather unfortunately (and unfairly!) named Malá Strana, or “Lesser Town”

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A night time view towards Petrin Observation Tower (a small version of the Eiffel Tower) from Prague Castle

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Laura looking…

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And laughing.

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On the bank of the river Vltava

A view from Petrin Observation Tower

A view from Petrin Observation Tower

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The Statue of Harmony (Sri Chinmoy). “If you can create harmony in your life this harmony will enter into vast world”

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Smoke billows on the west bank of the river Vltava

Prague has some pretty great doors

Prague has some pretty great doors

Over the door

Over the door decorations are common too

View towards a water mill from Charles Bridge

View towards a water mill from Charles Bridge

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Looking out from the Dailborka Tower at Prague Castle

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St Wenceslas

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St Vitus Cathedral

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The first Czech president, Vaclav Havel

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Faces on their way to Charles Bridge

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Old Town Square

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View down the steps up to Prague Castle

Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral

Snow melting on the base of a lamp post on Charles Bridge

Snow melting on the base of a lamp post on Charles Bridge

One of Prague's many ornate wells

A fountain, dating from 1560

Old Town

Old Town

The Dancing House: Photo by Laura

The Dancing House: Photo by Laura

David Černý sculpture outside the Kampa museum, which houses the permanent collection of work by the abstract artist František Kupka

David Černý sculpture outside the Kampa museum, which houses the permanent collection of work by the abstract artist František Kupka

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Just another Prague building!

And another...

And another…

Okay, last one!

Okay, last one!

Another shot of my favourite statue on Charles Bridge, this time at night

Another shot of my favourite statue on Charles Bridge, The Crucifix and Calvary, this time at night

Looking down from Petrin Observation Tower

Looking down from Petrin Observation Tower

Old Town

Old Town

Laura jumping on Petrin Hill

Laura jumping on Petrin Hill

The Vltava flowing under Charles Bridge

The Vltava flowing under Charles Bridge

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Posted on February 20, 2013, in Architecture, Photography, Tourism, Travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 80 Comments.

  1. St Vitus Cathedral is so amazing – thank you

  2. Fantastic images – the clock tower just stopped me in my tracks. Do you know the origin of placing flowers on the entry points? Lovely custom. Thank you for taking so many pictures and sharing them with us.

    • You’re very welcome, Dawn. I hope you liked them. I’m afraid I don’t have the answer regarding the flowers, that one particularly caught my eye, maybe due to the heart shape 🙂 The astronomical tower is amazing, I was delighted we got to see it in action at 9 p.m. on Sunday night. But no photos of that unfortunately.

  3. I’m really drooling right now. Hahaha.

  4. Amazing storyboard of Prague . . . thanks for the tour.

  5. Your posts are sheer happiness to my soul. Incredible images. You guys seems had loads of fun, I’m so glad. 🙂

  6. Such beauty and history, captured by a wonderful photographer. Thank you so much for this tour Conor.

  7. Thank you for the city tour, Conor. Prague is really a beautiful city.

  8. Makes me want to get on a plane! thanks!!

  9. What an incredibly beautiful place Prague is. Stunning photographs and now I most definitely want to visit there.

  10. Liked the lighting and composition

  11. I’ve been daydreaming about traveling to Prague. You’re not helping with these gorgeous photos. 😉

  12. these really are fantastic pictures! thanks for sharing!

  13. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Hi Conor, wow what a full on visit you had to Prague, thanks so much for sharing the images you took, I love the Astronomical Clock… Take care…

  15. Wonderful set of images. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Beautiful pictures Conor! Thank for bringing us on a virtual tour around Prague. I’ve heard so much about this beautiful city and cannot wait to visit it!

  17. What great shots you got. Your weekend sounds like something I need to do soon.

  18. Wow. I love all of them, but the view from Petrin tower is like a Bruegel painting. Love it! Now I want to go to Prague.

  19. it’s a good title for a photobook – and every one is a brilliant taster of the city- p.s. for a moment there I thought I’d forgotten having gone there!

  20. Great series again! Love your use of colour.

  21. Really good series of images. Prague is definitely a place I would like to visit and your post makes it even more intriguing. Love the shot of inside the astronomical clock tower

  22. Outstanding series of images of this amazing city! Very well done Conor!

  23. lovely photos really like the ones through the bridges. thanks for sharing

  24. I miss Europe, Fantastic photos !

  25. Shanna’s eyes. Wow,she is so beautiful.

  26. Some really great shots! I’ve been, but before I got into photography – would love to revisit with my camera. One day.

  27. Loving the pictures! Great captures!

  28. So beautiful. How I envy your talent and access to such beauty.

  29. Fabulous Conor! It’s a shame I won’t get a chance to see Prague while I’m in Europe.. but as they say, there’s always next time! 😉

  30. Another fantastic post Conor! You took pictures of things my eyes and interest gravitate to when I visit historic places – the ancient architecture, intricate small details of color and design…emotion (the victims of communism statues) and of course the cathedrals! LOVE the stain glass and “epicness” of the inside of these places. I enjoyed Prague – thank you for taking me along 🙂

    • Thanks so much for the kind words, it was my pleasure 🙂 I’m guessing if have similar tastes you get your hands on every local pastry/cake too!

      • Yes Conor, I’m a foodie too lol and you forgot chocolate on the list 🙂 When I was stationed in Europe I enjoyed some of the best chocolates EVER!

  31. Mate!!! some exceptional photos among these beautiful captures – I really like that eye you have that so expressively captures the the mirror of the inner artist that you are. Hahah I laugh at my words but they are true – in the short time I have been coming to your blog site it seems to me the ‘Artisitic Conner’ is blossoming and is conveyed in your photography.

  32. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and experiences. I visited Prague once only for a couple of days. I felt cheated having to leave so soon, but your photos brought back great memories 🙂 I definitely have to go back.

  33. Mike Schultz Paintings

    Wow! Beautiful shots! I haven’t been to Prague in a decade so it was really great to see a lot of these iconic places like that crazy clock in the old city and the castle. Thanks for sharing. <<>>

  34. Nice shots, the winter feel is a great theme. I’ve got to get there someday. I really think the astronomical clock tower was the highlight. That shot from the inside is pretty special. You are progressing rapidly, keep up the good work!

  35. I love Prague. Your images bring back lovely memories of a trip in 2008, especially since I lost all of my images when my computer crashed and nothing could be recovered. 😦 … Thanks for stopping by my blog today so I could discover yours … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

  36. Great shots, looks just as cold as I remember it.

  37. Amazing gallery. Love it!
    Cheers!

  38. Beautiful images – thanks so much for sharing them! I want to go to Prague right this minute now!

  39. Glad to see you are back. I really enjoy your photos. I have nominated you for the BEST MOMENT AWARD. See my post tomorrow, May 28th, for details and other nominees.
    Martha

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