Monday, October 06, 2008

Prague Day 2

On the second day of our trip we crossed the Charles Bridge and went to see Prague Castle.

This is the Astronomical Clock in The Old town Sqare


















Prague Castle from afar.












Czech composer Bedrich Smetana


















Regrettably unable to identify this statue.














With beer ad obscured.














One of the many statues on Charles Bridge. Here's a site that will give more detail and background than I could supply about these.


















Charles Bridge cont.



















Charles Bridge cont.


















Charles Bridge cont.













Note the Royal.














Prague Skyline. That's the Zizkov Television Tower in the distance (we didn't make it there though)












St Vitus' Cathedral, Prague Castle's main attraction.
















The stained glass windows inside are stunning.
































This one was done by Alphonse Mucha!

























































The extravagant tomb of St. John of Nepomuk













More St. John













Cannonball fired at the cathedral by the Prussians.











































































St. Ludmilla, with the scarf she was strangled with.
































The great hall of the palace, jousting tournaments took place in here.












Prague skyline again.













Courtyard













The Golden Lane













Miriam standing in front of a house Kafka once lived in.












Dungeon pit.













Grim statue















































That evening we went and saw Don Giovanni, performed in the Estates Theatre, where it premiered, also where scenes from Amadeus were filmed. Pictures will appear on the next post along with Petrin Hill!

3 Comments:

Blogger Volker The Fiddler said...

Those bastard Prussians! Also, the Mucha-window was wonderful; he's one of my all-time favourite artists.

8:49 PM  
Blogger BrendonHarper said...

is prage in mexico? My parents went on a cruise down there.

4:43 PM  
Blogger BrendonHarper said...

more pictures!

3:11 PM  

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