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Prague Photo Diary - Part II

(View of Prague Castle from Petřín Hill)
Sunny days and warm evenings are long gone but not the memories of my trip to Prague this summer. As mentioned in my previous post from a few weeks ago, I was in Prague over the summer visiting family and attending my cousin’s wedding. During our visit we stayed downtown in the city center and were able to walk to all of the main historical sites. One day I took R around Old Town and Wenceslas Square, you can read and see the photos from that day here



(Walking through the rose garens

(Left: Petrin Tower - yes it's like a mini eiffel tower; Right: Stairs up the tower
(Petrin Tower in the background)
The second day I got to play tour guide we ventured to the other side of the Vltava River and took the cable car to the top of Petřín Hill. One of my favorite rose gardens is there, right when you get off the cable car. It’s always so beautiful in June when all of the roses are in bloom. I couldn’t believe I had never been up Petřín tower, so R convinced me to climb the 299 steps up to the top to see a panoramic view of Prague. You always see so much more of your own city when you are showing it to someone for the first time. 

(View from Petrin Tower towards Charles Bridge and Old Town Square)

(Walking towards the castle gates)
(Watching the changing of the guards)
(Changing of the guards)
As a tour guide I like to make sure we never have to walk up hill (unless you are forced to climb the Petrin tower)  so I like to take the cable car up the Petrin hill and then walk along the top to the Prague Castle. As you follow the paths you always have a breath taking view of Prague and the Vltava River.  Prague castle is one of the largest castles in Europe, the entire grounds covering 70,000 m2 and. The one of the oldest parts of the castle’s complex is the beautiful Basilica of St. Vitus. Built in three series, the basilica turned into a cathedral in the early 14th century. Inside are some of the most exquisite stained glass windows and soaring gothic archways. Around St Vitus are government offices and the official residence of the Czech president.

(Left: Strahov Monastery; Right: Inside St. Vitus 
(Front of St Vitus Cathedral)
(St George's Basilica behind St. Vitus Cathedral)
(Behind St. Vitus Cathedral)
Another well-known part of the castle grounds is Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička), a series of small colored houses tucked away to the northern part of the grounds. In the 16th century alchemists lived there looking for a reaction to produce gold., hence the name – Golden Lane. Today the houses are filled with shops and exhibits depicting the history of the street.

(Shops Zlatá ulička)
(Traditional marionette dolls in the windows)
(Koi fish pond at Wallenstein gardens)
(Peacocks roam around the garden)
(Fountain at Wallenstein gardens)
(Malostranské náměstí - for some reason I am obsessed with this photo)
Take the royal steps down (always walking down hill never up) to the 17th century Wallenstein Garden where you get to look up at the castle from below, walk around a koi fish pond and feel like you are a royal strolling through the garden. By this time of our tour we were extremely hungry so we walked a few more streets to Malostranské náměstí and stopped  at U Glabicu, a fantastic restaurant with a variety of Czech foods. We settled down to eat and have some beer while we waited to meet up with my family. Just a few blocks from U Glabicu is the John Lennon Wall. During the 1980s the wall was used by the younger generation as a way to express their grievances towards the communist government. Today visitors from around the world come and sign their names or write poems and lyrics that inspire them.



(Potatoes dumplings stuffed with bacon and sauerkraut)
(John Lennon Wall)
(Art on the John Lennon Wall)

 Every time I visit Prague I always experience something new in the city. This time it was climbing up the Petřín Tower and seeing the city of red roofs from a new perspective. I will never become tired of walking around the cobbled streets of Prague =o)

(Small bridge of locks on Kampa Island)

x the Adventurer

113 comments:

  1. So nice to see these photos! I visited Prague when I was younger and remember loving it. The cathedral and little doll windows definitely brought back some fun memories Xx

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    1. So glad to hear you liked Prague =o) It's such a charming city, I hope you get to go back one day =o)

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  2. I went to Prague when I was 17, this takes me back for sure. Great photos, I so want to go again. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you've been to Prague and want to go back one day =o)

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  3. I always had a feeling that Prague is like a small city even though it's not! Maybe because of its vibrant colors and cute cafes & buildings, made me think it's like a little village in fairy tale! Love all those pictures xx

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    1. Prague is quite the charming city and can feel small but I like how you say it's like a little village in a fairy tale =o) Made me smile

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  4. Wow, these photos are gorgeous! I love all the red roofs... and that peacock! We had a bunch of peacocks that liked to stay in our backyard in the house I grew up in, I adore them so much.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! I love watching Peacocks wander through the gardens =o)

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  5. Beautiful photos! Prague looks like a pretty city!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment =o) I hope you get a chance to visit Prague one day =o)

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  6. This post was such a visual treat! The photos seem to have taken me to Prague too. :)

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    1. You are so sweet! It was so fun taking pictures of my city =o)

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  7. Oh gosh I love Prague, went last summer for like 10 days and had a fab time, amazing post babe! x

    Love from NYC,
    Whit

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    1. So happy to hear you love Prague =o) Thank you for the sweet comment =o)

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  8. Wonderful impressions! I have not been to Prague yet but it looks really worth a visit.
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    1. thank you! I hope you get a chance to visit Prague one day =o)

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  9. Nice to see Prague from a different point of view!

    ANOUK

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  10. These are great photos!

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  11. This is so pretty! I want to go so badly! I love it!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to explore Prague one day =o) You would love it!

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  12. Prague is so beautiful...love all the photos....xoxo, Neha

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    1. Thank you =o) I'm so happy you like the photos!

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  13. Wonderful photos :-) I was in Prague last year, I love this city :-)

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    1. So happy to hear that you love Prague =o)

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  14. Prague is at the very top of my travel list, I can't wait to visit there one day. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images :)

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment =o) I hope you get to explore the streets of Prague one day!

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  15. These photos are amazing, I want to go there
    xo
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    1. Thank you! I hope you visit Prague one day =o)

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  16. Prague looks beautiful! Love the shot of you walking through the rose gardens!

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    1. Thank you! It's by far my favorite rose garden =o)

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  17. Love these photos so much!
    Amy xx
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    1. So happy to hear you love the photos =o) Thank you!

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  19. Lovely photos as always!xx

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  20. This is a very beautiful post dear!

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  21. How lovely to have spent time in Prague earlier in the year both to see your family - and or your cousin's wedding! I can imagine what a lovely occasion that must have been :) The architecture is so special and I would definitely check out the changing of the guards should I ever find myself in Prague!

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    1. Thank you for the comment! It was such a memorable trip =o) I hope you get a chance to visit Prague, I am sure you would love exploring it =o)

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  22. wow this is amazing :D

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  23. So beautiful photos and amazing city! I'm wish I could go soon, maybe in 2017.

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    1. I hope you get to visit Prague this year! You would love it i'm sure =o)

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  24. I wish I would have done the Petrin tower while I was there! The views are incredible by the looks of your photos! Sounds like you had a blast. :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. It's quite the view isn't it? I'm so happy by boyfriend convinced me to go up =o) Next time you are Prague you can go =o)

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  25. These photos are gorgeous.
    Good vibes, FOX
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  26. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow! Prague is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post. :)

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  28. How gorgeous! Prague is definitely on my bucket list!

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  29. Very scenic and interesting places, the photos are sharp and clear. Enjoyed reading this.

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  30. Wow, gorgeous photos! I love the architecture-- very unique. Prague is def a place I dream of traveling... I hope to go there someday! Looks like you had a nice time, thanks for sharing :)
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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment =o) I hope you get to go to Prague soon =o) You would love exploring the charming streets =o)

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  31. You look amazing dear

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  32. Looks so incredible. These photos make me want to visit right now.

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  33. Oh my, what a beautiful blog and what beautiful pictures! That food looks so yummy too. I'm glad you had a great time, girl! xx

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  34. Beautiful scenery! The plate of food is now having me hungry, ah lol

    Funmi xx
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    1. haha the food was amazing =o) thanks for the comment!

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  35. I've never visited Prague before, but I have no doubt that it has no shortage of things to see! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. You must visit Prague! I am sure you would love exploring =o)

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  36. These photos gave me a small throwback to when I visited Prague myself. I loved it sooo much!
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    1. So happy to hear you love Prague =o) Thank you for the comment!

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  37. WOW! I love these photos! It made me realize how beautiful Prague is! <3

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  38. This places looks wonderful

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  39. Prague looks amazing! I'd really love to visit one day. Your photography looks gorgeous (I'm obsessed with the same photo as you).

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    1. Thank you Alice! You have to visit Prague one day =o) I think you would love it!

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  40. I absolutely loved Prague, though I visited in the winter but it was still so beautiful!!! You're my kind of tour guide if you avoid hills!!!

    Megan
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    1. I'm so happy to hear you loved Prague! Haha thank you =o)

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  41. Wow!! These pictures are truly breathtaking. Really makes you want to hop on a plane and visit Prague. I just discovered your blog and I'm really lovin it <3

    Louise

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    1. Thank you! Your comment made me smile =o) Hope you get to visit Prague one day!

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  42. Beautiful photos! Everybody I know who's been to Prague has loved it so I hope I can visit it some day.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to visit Prague, you would love it too! =o)

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  43. Beautiful photos! Looke like you had an amazing time
    xx

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    1. Thank you! We had a blast exploring the city =o)

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  44. Lovely to see your photos! The cathedral looks beautiful! :)

    Much love,
    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like them =o) The cathedral is breathtaking isn't it?

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  45. Lovely pics!

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  46. I was holding my breath the entire time I was browsing your photos. I am awed! I hope that someday, I've got to witness this beauty not only in photographs but face to face.

    Xeph.

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    1. Thank you! You are the sweetest =o) I also hope you get to visit Prague one day and explore the streets =o)

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  47. These pictures are beautiful! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

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  48. Prague is definitely one of the places on my bucket list. Heard its a beautiful place and your photos shows it.

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  49. Love this city so bad!!!!!

    XOLB
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  50. Beautiful images of Prague - wanted to go for a long time! Looks like you had a great time there :-)

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    1. You must visit Prague! I think you would really enjoy the local cuisine =o)

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  51. Lovely post! Looks beautiful, I've never been to Prague.

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    1. Thank you Julie! You have to visit Prague one day, I think you would have a blast =o)

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  52. It seems a wonderful and magical city
    a sweet kiss
    Sara M.
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    1. Thank you! Prague really is quite charming =o)

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  53. I adored Prague! I was there a few years ago now, but your photos have brought back such lovely memories!

    The Little Things x

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x the Adventurer