Prague – A Photo Essay

The following is a guest post by Amber Hoffman, of the travel blog With Husband in Tow.

After almost 50 countries of travel, one place continuously evaded me. I had never been to Prague. Even my little sister, 14 years younger, had Prague under her travel belt. When people asked me about my experiences in Prague, I was almost embarrassed that I had not visited one of the top tourist destinations in Europe.

View of the Charles Bridge, heading into Lesser Town. Prague Castle looms

When I finally arrived during my second RTW trip, I was left breathless. The city is easily one of the most beautiful I have been to. Crossing the Charles Bridge from Malá strana to Staré město was nothing short of surreal.

The Lennon Wall, a graffiti homage to Lennon, in Lesser Town

The storm clouds roll in over Lesser Town

View over the Vltava River, from Charles Bridge.

Prague Castle, on a perfectly blue summer day.

Malá strana, or Lesser Town, founded in 1257, shows off medieval architecture, with streets winding up to Prague Castle. Across the Vltava River, Staré město, or Old Town, houses the Jan Hus monument in the Old Town Square, as well as the Astrological Clock, which animates on the hour. More impressive is the people watching in the Old Town Square, one of the few free things do after watching the clock pass the hour. To demonstrate the age of Prague, Nové město, or New Town, was established in the 14th Century.

 

The narrow streets of Old Town

 

Monument to Jan Hus in Old Town Square. Hus, a Czech religious reformer, was burned at the stake

 

A skeleton, representing death beating on an hourglass, on the Astrological clock

Some of the sights while people watching in Old Town Square

In addition to wandering the streets and enjoying the classic European architecture, Prague is a foodie paradise.

Sausages at a stand near Charles Bridge

Pork, cabbage, and Czech bread dumplings

 – if you enjoy sausages, pork, and bread dumplings. Although international food is prevalent through the city, it’s the traditional Czech food, and the availability of sausages on the street, which really makes the city shine.

About ahoffman

After 10 years as an attorney, Amber left her job at the largest law firm in the world and decided to start living her life. She is now a recovering tax lawyer, traveling the world with her husband. This is her second RTW trip. Her first RTW ended with a return to the tax world. This trip hopes to explore Europe, Latin America, and ultimately end in a happy existence somewhere in Asia, where her passion really lies, outside the law.
This entry was posted in Photos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>