1 October 2009

Prague Old Town

On Monday we visited all the spots in the old town. We walked along the Vlatava river from our hotel and visited he Jewish quarter and then walked through the Stare Mesto (old town) and checked out all the old buildings. Prague has a huge array of different architectural styles and they are all very cool (except for the Communist era concrete cubes). Everything is adorned with statues and colour and a bit of extra something to make it look that little bit more attractive. We had a great sunny day and were pretty tired by the time we got home in the afternoon.

We have so far been really impressed with how friendly the Czech people have been and we have not been harassed by anyone which is great in such a touristy town.


Some little winged women guarding the approach to the Cechuv Most (Cechuv bridge). St Vitus cathedral is in the background in the castle district


Another cool statue on top of the Rudolfinum, another grand building that acts as a concert hall now.


The Rudolfinum


I think this is the Pinkas synagogue in the jewish quarter.


Just a random building that looks brilliant


Looking across Manesuv Most to the Castle District (Hradcany).


The Eastern Tower of Charles Bridge


Corinne on Charles Bridge. The bridge is being resurfaced with new cobbles and has lost some of its romanticism and appeal. It is still a great big stone, pedestrian only bridge though and leads straight to Hradcany.


The Western end of Charles bridge.

1 comment:

Auntyjan said...

How beautiful it all looks. I love old towns and their history. xxx