|July 1-4, 13-15
|Namesti Repubilky (Republic
Square) and one of Prague's many
|Building overlooking Republic
|The Powder Gate built in 1475 more for
appearance than defence. It was modeled
after the Old Town Bridge Gate.
|Staromestske Namesti (Old Town
Square) dominated by a
temporary concert venue.
|The Number 1 site in Prague is the
Town Hall Clock (1490) which was
perfected between 1552-1572.
|Roman looking painting on the
side of a building near the Town
Hall on Karlova Street.
|Narrow Karlova Street leading to
Charles Bridge. The red car is
one a local tour company.
|The Hotel I stayed at in Prague was
the Hotel Meteor (Best Western) -
the pink looking building.
|Narrow tourist shop street leading
to the Charles Bridge. A marionette
theatre sign hangs over it.
|The Old Town Bridge Tower (late
14th Century) was an integral part of
Medieval Prague's defenses.
|Building that look to be built out
over the river near the Charles
Bridge (Old Town side).
|The Vltava River and a weir
designed to protect the Charles
|Center is the Little Quarter Bridge
Tower, to the left is the Judith Bridge
Tower (1158) from an earlier bridge.
|Bridge Street leading from the
Charles Bridge up to the Church
|Clever (modern) door on a shop
on Bridge Street.
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dÁzur - Prague 2011
|The First Courtyard of Prague
Castle, largest castle in the World.
It was remade in 1541 after a fire.
|Copies of the original statues of
warring titans (18th Century) by
|Panorama of the Second
Courtyard of Prague Castle.
|The Rose window (1925) of St. Vitus
Cathedral and the West Portal. The
Cathedral was begun in 1344 AD.
|The vaulted Chancel of St. Vitus.
It dates from 1372. Large crowd as
their was a service at the time.
|The newest part of the
Cathedral, the West Portal and
Rose Window (1925).
|The Chancel of St. Vitus
|Flight of Frederick of the
Palatinate carved in wood shows
17th Century Prague in detail.
|Tomb of St John Nepomuk crafted
from solid silver in 1736.
|The Renaissance Tower and
Golden Portal of St. Vitus. Once
the main entrance.
|Charles Bridge and the Old Town
Bridge Tower from the heights of
|Facade and towers of St. George's
Basilica a Romanesque Church
dating from 915 rebuilt in 1142.
|Chancel and buttresses of St.
Vitus Cathedral from outside.
|Interior of St. George's Basilica.
The interior has been restored to
the original austere appearance.
|Alter of St. George's Basilica.
|A glassmaker at work in a shop on
the Golden Lane.
|Small shops on Prague Castle's
Golden Lane. Originally the
homes of guards of the Castle.
|Faux Medieval suits of armour in
the battlements of the White
|The bizarre grotesquery in the
Wallenstein Palace Gardens.
|The Powder Tower of Prague
Castle is now a mundane museum
of the Prague Castle Guards.
|The Prague Castle Picture
Gallery resides in a former stable
(1600s). This is the North Hall.
|Every tourist destination needs a
local pastry to sell to visitors. Trdelnik
is actually Slovakian in origin.
|St Wenceslas vineyard on the
slopes of the Castle hill overlooking
the Vltava River.
|Little Quarter Square with the
Church of St. Nicholas (1703) in
|Apostles with swords adorn the
facade of the Church of St.
|Panorama of the interior of the
Church of St. Nicholas. Ornate
decoration from the 1760s.
|The Church of St. Nicholas from
the 2nd level. The organ was
played by Mozart in 1787.
|The Czech Boat a tour boat in
the channel leading to the
Vltava River locks.
|The small lock that lifts boats over
the weir upriver of the Charles
|Looking upriver on the Vtlava
River from the Legil Bridge.
|The Czech National Theatre
completed in 1883. It was gutted
by a fire during construction.
|Wenceslas Square and the
National Museum and St
Wenceslas statue in the distance.
|The Vltava River bridges as seen
from Letna Park above Prague.
|The Vltava bridge from the
highest point of Letna park.
|Hanavsky Pavilon atop Letna Hill.
A popular park it was completely
empty on this rainy day.
|A memorial to Czechs killed
|Karlova Most (Charles Bridge)
from the next bridge downriver
|Castle Prague was rebuilt in
Renaissance Style after a fire in 1541
giving it a fairly mundane appearance.
|The Old-New Synagogue in the
Jewish Quarter. Built in 1270 AD it
is the oldest synagogue in Europe.
|Souvenir vendor huts along the
Old Jewish Cemetery Wall.
|Ceremonial Hall for the Old
Jewish Cemetery. Where the
grave keepers dwelt.
|The Old Jewish Cematery was
used from 1478 to 1787. There
are 12,000 gravestones.
|The Restaurant U Golema. Rabbi
Low's creation is said to be hidden in
the rafters of the Old-New Synagogue.
|With the razing of the ghetto slums in
the 1890s much of the Jewish Quarter's
historic buildings were replaced.
|The Church of Our Lady before
Tyn (1365) and Old Town Square
on a rainy Sunday.
|The Jan Hus Monument in Old
Town Square. Unveiled in 1915
a full 500 years after his death.
|Jindrisska Tower the tallest (68
metres) belfry in Prague built in
|Jubilee Synagogue built in 1906 was
named after the silver jubilee of Emperor
Franz Joseph. Located on Jerusalem street.
|Modern looking Trams pass on
|The plain facade of the Armadni
Muzeum. Essentially an Army
|Clowning around with a Soviet
WWII era T-34 tank waiting for
the Museum to open.
|Soviet WWII era T-34 tank in
front of the Army Museum.
|Zizkov Monument atop Zizkov hill
with its enormous equestrian statue of
Jan Zizka built between the Wars.
|The Zizkov Television Tower (1985) voted
the second ugliest tower in the world. The
baby statues were added in 2000.
|Elevated rail lines leading into the
main Prague rail station - Praha
|The WWI Gallery in the Army
Museum. Not a lot of equipment
but a lot of information.
|The first plotted idea of the
borders of future Czechoslovakia
by TJ Masaryk in Geneva 1915.
|Documents signed by Hitler giving
him control over the enormous
Military ordinance of Czechoslovakia.
|Old Town Square on a clear day.
The Old Town Hall on the left.
Huge crowds of tourists.
|An enormous crowd of tourists waits
for the Old Town Hall Clock to strike
|Crowds crossing the street to
Karlova Bridge (Charles Bridge)
passing under the tower.
|Narrow shops and houses on
|Painful cobbles of Old Town.
They are tilted up at odd angles
and I kept tripping over them.
|At the Golden Unicorn, Poor
Wretch's, Stone Table, Stone Ram
and Storch House (left to right).
|The Church of Our Lady before
Tyn just behind Old Town
Square. Tycho is buried here.
|The Church of St. Nicholas
(1735) and the Jan Hus memorial.
|Where did all the tourists come
from? A lot more people in
Prague on this weekend.
|Close up of the Storch House
and At the Stone Ram. The rider
is St. Wenceslas.
|Faux Medieval jugglers and
musicians entertaining the large
|The Maisel Synagogue rebuilt at
the start of the 20th Century.
Original a private place of worship
for mayor Mordecai Maisel.