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Week in Prague – Part IV

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Saint Vitus’s Cathedral is the most important church in the Czech Republic. The cathedral is located entirely inside the walls of Prague Castle. This cathedral reminded me of Strasbourg Cathedral due to the beautiful gothic architecture.

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Inside Prague Castle walls just near the cathedral.

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Steps going down from the castle back into the city. There are gardens off to the right side but we didn’t get a chance to visit them. It turns out that you must pay to see them and we wouldn’t have been willing to do that anyway.

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We would have liked to visit the Museum of Communism in Prague which is the first since the Velvet Revolution.

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Each day we passed these puppets in the street market my girls would stop giggling for five minutes or longer. If you clapped your hands hard the witches would start heckling and jumping up and down.

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Notice the details on the building.

In Prague, the buildings are works of art.

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I knew this photo would be beautiful as soon as I saw this man sketching with this fabulous background.

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Charles Bridge.

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This couple was enjoying lunch and the magnificent view together on the banks of the river.

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My camera didn’t capture the bride completely as she headed into the city hall. There is a small delay between when I click the button and when my camera actually takes the photo. It has caused me to miss more than one ‘perfect picture’.

There were light rains on and off during our last day in Prague. We didn’t mind because it only made the city seem more romantic.

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More buildings with painted detailing.

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Window shopping in Prague.

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Amber and garnets are found in many shop windows. I would have loved to have been able to afford one of the necklaces or bracelets.

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Blown glass is another item you will see in Prague shop windows.

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Majestic statues watch over mere mortals passing below.

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Prague is know for marionettes. The children would stand admiring the puppets from a far. They were too afraid of them to get too close.

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Czech Bohemian glass and crystal pieces line some of the best shop windows.

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A side street somewhere below Charles Bridge. There is a great park near here where the children played while we rested watching Charles Bridge and the boats.

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A tram in Prague.

The trams are not overly crowded and are very clean. In fact, I found Prague to be as clean as most of the cities in Switzerland.

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Next, I will post some of our photos from the Prague Zoo and some random photos making it the last post about Prague.

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  • sissi August 11, 2008, 7:45 pm

    I have to say, I have enjoyed more and more what I saw from Pragues thanks to your “reportage”.
    At first, I was like So?
    But now, I can see why you say it is a beautiful city!

  • Julie August 12, 2008, 5:30 am

    Some of my ancestors are from Prague. Looking at all the photos made me dig up this book we have on our family history. I ended up finding a folder I never noticed before with a letter written in whatever language they speak there. There was a copy of translation my grandma had made of it…It was mostly about trying to marry their son off! lol

  • Pumpkin August 12, 2008, 2:39 pm

    Sissi,
    Prague is a very beautiful city and we will go back for sure to see all the things we missed. The kids will be older and that will make it easier as well. You should definately go!

    Julie,
    That is really cool that you found a letter written in Czech and then translated by your grandmother! Is your grandmother from Prague?

  • Julie August 14, 2008, 5:09 am

    Sorry, I wrote some of that comment wrong. lol My grandma isn’t from Prague. Her grandfather was from Czech. (however its spelled.) I thought it was Prague but now I remember they were farmers, so it couldn’t have been Prague. I assumed that it was. My Grandma had someone else translate the letter. That’s what I meant. But I didn’t write it clearly. :) Sorry, I got carried away.

  • expatraveler August 14, 2008, 5:17 am

    Wow – so beautiful!

  • Pumpkin August 14, 2008, 9:11 am

    Julie,
    It could have been just near Prague since there is alot of farm land all around the city. :)

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