Sep 4, 2012

Adventures in Prague: What to Do-Part 2

Aside from Old Town Square, another beautiful area of Prague is Charles Bridge. It connects the Lesser Quarter (where Prague Castle is located) and Old Town Prague. The views from this bridge are absolutely breathtaking. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.


{Entrance to the Charles Bridge from the Old Town side. On the particular day we were in Prague, a processional for Jesus was making its way through Old Town to the Charles Bridge and into the Lesser Quarter. They were waving ribbon flags, playing horns, and shouting for Jesus! It felt like I was right in the middle of a weird combination of Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat musicals. Very cool to see.}


{Views of the Lesser Quarter from the Charles Bridge}

While wandering along Charles Bridge you can see in the distance a structure that's quite large sitting atop a hill. That massive compound is Pražsky hrad, more commonly known as Prague Castle to us Americans. Inside the castle walls holds a large-scale composition of various palaces, government buildings, and churches, all beaming with amazing architecture. Our first stop within the castle grounds was the Cathedral of St. Vitus, the largest and most important temple in Prague.






There are many more things to see in the Prague Castle compound, but we decided there were a few other things around the city we'd rather see. On our way out of the castle area we did stumble upon some gorgeous views and a beautiful vineyard (called St. Wenceslas Vineyards...you know the holiday song, "Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen"...yeah that guy apparently was from Bohemia, so his name was everywhere in Prague).






Gorgeous, right? And how much whimsy does that little floating balloon give the whole city? I felt like I was in a fairy tale...and then subsequently became obsessed with taking photos of the Prague skyline and that adorable balloon. I literally have 50 photos. Don't worry, I won't bore you with all of them. Wanna ride in that sweet balloon? Click here for info! I swear, next time we're in Prague, I'm doing it!!

Ok, so there is still so much more to show you guys. Insane, I know. FYI, this is how jam packed we fill our days exploring new cities. See why I'm always exhausted? It's serious business, you know. If you don't have bleeding feet and aching bones by the end of the day, you're not doing it right. Ok, maybe you have bad shoes like me and we should probably go shopping for some better ones...but, you get the idea. Check back later this week for more sights from Prague! 
Happy Tuesday, y'all!

19 comments:

  1. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I'll definitely be checking back later this week for more sights!

    New follower via the GFC blog hop :)

    Brittany
    secondhandsolace.blogspot.com

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  2. Gorgeous pictures! It definitely looks like fairytale land. That may have to be another place on my bucket list. Have a great week!

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  3. Prague looks stunning. Those red roofs are so beautiful.
    Love your blog, chica! Ciao from your newest follower.
    Anticipationblog.blogspot.com

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  4. okay you are going to be my travel agent someday! Prauge looks gorgeous and I've always wanted to visit. I love the architecture and that statue!

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  5. i just got back from prague! my mom is czech and grew up there so we've been several times, but every time i love it more and more!

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  6. I really don't understand why I even read this post...I AM DYING TO GO TO PRAGUE. this is torture! just look at all those red roofs! they city looks amazing and all your photos are so pretty, it's really not helping my desire to go travel.

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  7. Gorgeous photos! My oldest sister and her husband and two kiddos live in Prague and I always love seeing her photos of the city. Such a beautiful place! :)

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  8. What a darling blog! So excited to be your newest follower! Found ya via GFC! Nice to meet ya :)
    xox
    Ash@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  9. Absolutely stunning pictures! The balloon just set the mood! :D I can´t believe I haven´t been to prague yet! Shame!

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  10. Amazing! I can't wait to visit the city someday. You're getting me all pumped up for it.

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  11. I found you through the blog hop. Those pictures are gorgeous! I'm jealous of all your travels. I'd love to visit Europe one day. I saw where you're from NC. That's where I live currently. I'm from Alabama, though. I look forward to following along and reading more about your adventures. :)

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  12. Ok. How about this: We all four go to Prague together and bring our Pot Barn magazines with us!? I want to go so badly, as does my other half!!

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  13. Since we do not have a car I am very familiar with the horrors of longs walk in Europe, in Sweden there is very little paved road for walking as well and I have found TOMS are good but get worn out fast from the cobblestones. The best shoes I have had for it were a pair of Nike ballet flat style shoes, they had an elastic band over the top and were cute and cushiony!

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  14. Awesome Pics
    New follower from Yours Truly blog hop
    Hugs, Jen @ frazzled5

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  15. I absolutely love your blog lady! It's so much fun looking at all your photos, they're gorgeous! My husband I went to Prague about 2 years ago and I loved it, such a charming city :) Have a great day! xoxo

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  16. I've heard Prague is amazing, and now I'm entirely convinced!!!! Stunning architecture - my gosh, and yes, that sweet little balloon was the perfect whimsical touch :-)

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  17. Visiting from weekend blog walk! I grew up in Germany, because my Dad was in the Army. I really loved it over there. I love seeing your pics of Europe!

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  18. Oh my gosh! I love it! Looks so beautiful! Thanks for posting!

    I defiantly have to plan a trip!


    Brooke


    =)

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  19. Newest follower from the Travel Party and girl your pictures are gorgeous!! :) Look forward to seeing alot more.

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