Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Snapshot of Prague Part 5

Hi folks,
day one as we awoke I looked out of our fourth floor hotel window at the tramway with the metro entrance on the right. We didn't know at the time but the Metro would be our main mode of transport around the city. You could buy a ticket and ride on either the Trams, Buses or the Metro, you validated your ticket and off you went. We thoroughly enjoyed the Metro although Sue the wife hated the very steep and fast escalators.

Into the city with it's unique buildings.

The Municipal House built in the Art Noveau time, built between 1905-1911. Part of it is a concert hall in the middle of the building.

Mosaic called "Tribute to Prague" on the corner of the building.

Close up of the Mosaic.

The Powder Tower one of the most famous monuments in Prague built in the fifteenth century. The name is derived from gunpowder store below in the eighteen century

Link across two buildings reminding me of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.

One of the many decorated shop windows with Christmas themes.

When in Prague one rule is to look at the ground all the time as the cobbles are in a sad state of repair all over the city and you have to be very careful of tripping of twisting your ankle. Advantages of looking down was this manhole cover decorated with the city crest. 

Back to Wenceslas Square for another look at the Nativity Christmas tree wood carving in the daylight.

Thanks for looking, we had a great time in the city with lots more to come.
Regards, Mike


  1. I'm so enjoying my trip with you both to Prague! beautiful, beautiful buildings. So pleased they survived the war but I expect lots were damaged.... Loving all this Mike.... on to the next posting
    E xx

  2. .... just remembered. I thought of you and your knee injury when you mentioned the cobbles and watching your step!

  3. Looks like you had a fantastic time. I'm very envious!!xxx