The Prague Castle, sitting atop a hill overlooking the Vtava River, is the largest ancient castle in the world. Construction began in the 9th century. Modified several times over the centuries, the current version was "completed" in the 13th century. The Prague Castle is the seat of the current Czech Republic government. Other famous landmarks in … Continue reading Prague Castle
The Old Town Square is full of street vendors and musicians, surrounded by shops, cafes and churches, and serves as the meeting place for natives and touists alike. Its the perfect place to "people watch". This little girl was very comfortable riding her bike in the Old Town Square, moving in and around the pedestrians and … Continue reading Prague – Old Town
Early morning, two blocks off the Old Town Square in Prague where we were staying, I stepped into the street and saw that the coffee cafe across the street was open for business. After taking this picture, I struck up a conversation with the lady, thinking she might be the owner. I greeted her in … Continue reading Where’s Waldo?
I didn't find the Czech's to be particularly outgoing, they weren't unfriendly, but definitely more reserved than the Germans. And the Irish, well they're in a league by themselves when it comes to "open and friendly". But, the Czech's sense of humor was evident -- at least I found some humor in a few sights. … Continue reading Czech Humor
Prague is a beautiful city, especially the Old Town, rich in history and culture. Sometimes referred to as the "Paris of eastern Europe", meals, lodging and entertainment certainly reflect metropolitan areas of western Europe. This photo, taken at sunrise, does not do justice to the size of this castle; a wide-angle lens is needed to … Continue reading Prague (Praha)
Czesky Krumlov is a charming little town about 100 miles south of Prague near the Austrian border. During mideivel times, it was the center of commerce in eastern Europe, but now its major attraction is the Krumlov Castle, the world's second largest, built in the 1300's. Built so well that visitors can still climb to … Continue reading Czech Republic