Hi blog-friends, Much as I would like to update this blog several times a week, the reality of editing & posting photos and writing up at least semi-coherent narratives has me on a slower schedule than I would like. Additionally I plan on launching a photography business in sometime in 2010, and so in support…Details
Behind a fairly nondescript gate near the Mala Strana metro station is the entrance to Wallenstein Palace gardens
On crossing the Charles Bridge from Old Town, one of the first landmarks in Mala Strana (“Lesser Town”) is the Baroque St. Nicholas Cathedral (yes, that Saint Nick).
St Nicholas’ dome and bell towerDetails
The Vltava River (AKA the Moldau if you’re in Germany) flows through the middle of Prague, bisecting the historic district. On the east side are Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, and New Town, and on the west are Lesser Town and Prague Castle.
The Vltava River, from VyšehradDetails
Per usual, I am very behind on photo editing and the associated blogging, but until the next entry in the Prague series, I wish you & yours a very happy holidays!
Our last stop in Old Town is the intricate Astrological Clock (Pražský orloj), according to the BBC, one of “the oldest and most elaborate clocks ever built,” as well as one of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions.
At the heart of Prague’s Old Town district is Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí), bustling, hustling, and very heavily touristy. At nighttime, it is much more mellow and charming, and that was our preferred time to see it of the 4 or 5 times we passed through the square.
Old Town Square at nightDetails