The Land of Rustic Castles

Prague, “the City of a Hundred Spires” is a preserved medieval town filled with Gothic churches, detailed architecture and indescribable views.
When we first arrived to Prague our public transportation skills were not up to par and we had one interesting time attempting to find our hostel; Post Prague. With a 14.5kg backpack bouncing on your back and sweat rolling down every which way the only thing i craved was to ditch the pack and jump in freezing water. Luckily after turning up and down and left and right way too many blocks we found a tiny door believed to be our hostel. After a 20 minute long stand under cold running water (sorry environmentalist, it was needed) the next more important thing to conquer was food and explore the old city.

11896116_10152993628616825_7071123324059054144_nwaiting for the FlixBus from Amsterdam to Prague – traveler style

11215097_10152993633426825_1730157746311841644_n

img_0448you can’t leave Prague without trying the delicious and heavenly filled with calories… the Trdelník. This cake pastry is made from dough that is rolled around a stick, then grilled and toppled and toppled with sugar and walnut mix

                                       _____________________________________

Old Town Square:
Jump back in time to the 12th century wandering through the Old Town Square of Prague. The Astronomical Clock was built into one side of the Old Town Square Hall back during the 15th century. The best way fully appreciate the artistic appeal of this fine artwork is to stand with the other tourist and when the clock strikes on the hour watch the procession of the Twelve Apostles. A small door at the top of the church opens and Christ marches out in front of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell.

IMG_1676.jpgUnderneath the Clock are the 12 astrological signs of the Zodiac

On the other side of the town square sits a beautiful church belonging to “Our Lady Before Tyn” or the Tyn Church founded in 1385
img_2305
legend has it that Walt Disney got his inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty from gazing upon the beauty of this sanctuary

The St. Charles Bridge (another masterpiece within the city of Prague) is said to be the connection between Old Town and Lesser Town; crafted in 1357 by Petr Parléř. Spanned across the bridge are a series of 30 Baroque statues. The first statue completed was St. John of Nepomuk, a bronze plated statue that is said to bring luck to those fortunate enough to touch it.
img_2242The Statue of St. John of Nepomuk

img_2254We decided that the best time to see all the statues and their glory (i.e.: without the thousands of tourists blocking your photo opportunities) was bright and early with the sunrise. It was worth it.

img_1683View from the end of St. Charles Bridge

…until next time Prauge

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s