Friday, January 18, 2013

Holiday in Prague

This Christmas  was a weird year for our household. Christmas was very low key o real Christmas tree,  no lights on the house and no presents around the small artificial tree,  How can these things happen? Well, the hubster was unable to come home for the holiday this year. So, if  the Christmas spirit won't come to me I will go to it. I really wanted to find a place that really had all the Christmas I could soak in.
Our original plans fell through so  I was desperate to find a spot for our rendezvous. I was at a loss, Pairs, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Moscow? Nope, no and no. SO, where to go? We chose Prague. We have never been there, didn't speak the language didn't really know much about it, so why not?  It's know as the Art Nouveau capital of Europe and did not disappoint. Most of the buildings are painted lovely shades of yellow, blues, greens and pink. Exteriors are adorned with fancy trim and some even have statues.
It was everything I had hoped for cold, snowy and Christmasy.  The city was old world Europe. With cobblestone streets twists and turns and all the streets all seemed to bring you back to Old Town Square. Prague is very walkable city  and we boy did walked it, everyday. The view from our hotel was right in the heart of the old square across from the famous Astronomical Clock and main hub for the annual Christmas market.  Looking forward to going back, oh Yes!


One of the many decorated buildings

Up close

Astronomical clock in the Old Town Square

One of the many church spires

Painted facade

Buildings in Old Town

Franz Kafka

View of Prague Castle

One of the Christmas trees in the market

St. Charles Bridge

View of the city from the castle

One of the many ornate doorways

St. Vitus cathedral

Turn a corner and there is an other painted building

Ornate work over a door

Ornate decorations

Iron Work

Old Town Square

Ornate door work


1 comment:

  1. The seventh annual Puckerfest starts tonight at Belmont Station; Portland Brewing's new smoked beer fest begins at noon Saturday at the brewery once known as the "Pink Palace"; and the Portland International Beer Fest brings a dazzling array of international beers to the North Park Blocks next weekend. Holiday Square

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