Monday, October 20, 2014

Petrin Hill & Prague Postcards

Two blogs in one day! Prague is too beautiful... I can't help myself! Hehehe.... 

Sunday morning was a very still, foggy morning in Prague. I wandered up my street to the side of Petrin Hill, Prague's main gardens. As I walked through the park I could hear church bells ringing in the distance and to put the icing on the atmospheric cake, someone, somewhere was playing "Moldau" by Smetana. Another Czech composer! This piece is part his "Ma Vlast" (My Country) check it out here so you can get a feel for what it was like!

The park was beautiful. So peaceful, and actually kind of what I needed! Just get out of the touristy centre of Prague. Although, I did spot more segways in the park. The people of Prague must be so sick of them. All I can think of is Gob from Arrested Development when I see them. Haha...

I got asked out by the worker at a gallery called the "Magical Cavern". He invited me into his "magical cavern" but I declined. He then proceeded to ask me where I was from, what I did for work, what star sign I am - "Scorpio"... "Oh! I'm Cancer! We are a good match!" The only thing I regret on this trip so far is not getting his portrait. Such a character! 

That afternoon I stumbled across the Prague Senate gardens. They were in the Italian Renaissance style and featured many bronze reproductions of 16th century sculptures as well as an enormous drip wall with many weird and wonderful creatures peering out of it. 

I also visited the clock again... And went to the top of the clock. The view was lovely... The tourists were not. We were all sanchwiched in on this tiny walkway, fighting against others who were taking selfies or portraits of each other. To a certain American I know....if you go to Prague, don't do this... You'll hate it! 

And here are the pictures! First lot is of Petrin Hill and it finished at the dog tearing up the hill. And then enjoy the rest! 

Tomorrow to Venice! If I make the plane... Here's hoping.... Hahaha

1 comment:

  1. Lovely shots... and the "Magic" of a foggy Die Moldau.... swoon stuff.