Friday, November 30, 2007

More Prague Vacation

I did take a video of Max last night, intending to post it this morning, but left my camera at home. So, more Prague photos!

We got to our hotel around 8 am Prague time, but we weren't able to check-in until after noon. We were able to leave our bags at the hotel. So, we took our sleepy selves on a walk around Prague. We found ourselves on Petrin Hill, which was close to our hotel. We thought this tree was incredibly beautiful, and I just love the way it frames the buildings down below. The blue house, #22, is located on Golden Lane, in the Castle District. It was Franz Kafka's sister's house, and he is known to have stayed and written here.
And here is Thomas on our last full day in Prague. We had seen most of the sights that we wanted to see, so we were slowly ambling towards the few we had left. We came across this small city park and took a stroll through it. As you can see, we had a light dusting of snow the night before.
Here's wishing everyone a fantastic weekend. I will try to remember my camera on Monday for more parrot photos!


Linda said...
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Russel said...

One of the deepest joys in life is to discover a great new city, and Prague is one for me. My first day there seemed as rich as a week's vacation, staying to dinner past midnight and walking through rainy streets crowded with young people, hearing Irish and British and French and German and American voices as well as Czech.I was equally impressed at the low cost of Czech beer and took advantage of this as often as possible. Prague was my first stop in a trip through Europe and was definitely the highlight. Cheap restaurants and Prague hotels are at good value. This place has a New York-like energy, probably more so than Chicago or London, but the energy takes place within a labyrinth of centuries-old narrow Gothic streets, with more shops on them than I've ever seen anywhere. There's a perfumerie on every block, it seems, and the density of cafes, beer pubs, restaurants, and sweet shops -- all of them overlapping in function -- far exceeds that.