An autumn day’s walk in Prague.
Sixth in our series of beautiful, but normal for Prague, houses throughout Prague. This time focusing on some of the ornate decorations on houses in eastern Vinohrady.
A summer day’s walk into and around Prague’s staré náměstí. Just before the foreign tourists were to be let back in.
Fifth in our series of beautiful, but normal for Prague, houses throughout Prague.
Fourth in our series of beautiful, but normal for Prague, houses throughout Prague.
As developers built Prague in the 19th and 20th centuries, they often built a whole block at one time, either across two or all four sides of a city block. All of the building had loads of character and charm, but the most elaborate flourishes were built into corner buildings. Here are two corner buildings in Bubenec, north of the Prague Castle.
Second in our series of how beautiful are the houses throughout Prague. Most people in Prague live in these large ornate buildings, mostly five stores tall. They usually contain ten to fourteen units, but it’s unfair to think of them as typical apartment buildings. Prague had a tremendous building boom …
Looking through a folder of photos and video from my second visit to Prague in 2017. This was the slightly underwhelming Navalis boat festival. The boat festival is centuries old and still hanging on. It didn’t happen in 2020 because of the pandemic but in normal years occurs in May. Official site.
Prague is a beautiful city. Almost everywhere you look you see a a beautiful building and sites you don’t see elsewhere. This is the first in a series of photos of normal houses in Prague. Most people in Prague live in these large ornate buildings, mostly five stores tall. They usually contain ten to fourteen units, but it’s unfair to think of them as typical apartment buildings. Prague had a tremendous building boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the city expressed its grandeur as part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are thousands of these buildings in the city. Each one is unique with elaborate stonework and windows. They are painted in colors you seldom see elsewhere in the world.
This photo of some of these wonderful buildings D took on his arrival in Prague in 2016. It was our second trip to Prague, before we moved there two years later.
Jugoslávská ulice in Praha 2 has some wonderful views. The street runs only three blocks from Náměsti Míru to Legerova ulice, where it becomes Ječná ulice toward the west. The first photo below is facing east toward Kostel sv. Ludmily (Church of Saint Ludmila) and the second is facing west. You can see the bluff on the other side of the river Vltava.