Travel Scan: Prague, Old Town Square

The photos below were taken from the tower at at the Old Town Hall in Prague.

old_town_shops_web

Those beautifully colored buildings with amazing architectural details? Everywhere in Old Prague. Truly a stunning city. Would love to go back and shoot for days.

old_town_square_web

I had to turn the camera to take everything in. Sorry if it gives you vertigo. I’m not a fan of heights, but this tower didn’t bother me at all.

The statue depicts religious reformer Jan Hus, who was burned at the stake for his beliefs. Hus opposed Vatican control of the church and later became a symbol of anti-Habsburg rule. The memorial was erected on July 6, 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

old_town_crowd_web

As you can see, the square was a tiny bit crowded. We were there in July, peak tourist season, and the city was packed. It was OK in the early morning, but after that, wall-to-wall people. I’d like to see the city in the winter with snow and fewer tourists.
The large squares are umbrellas for outdoor cafes.

Seriously, if you get the chance, go see Prague. This city will not disappoint.

Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

Advertisements

About pearlsandprose

Photography. With a little life thrown in.
This entry was posted in photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to Travel Scan: Prague, Old Town Square

  1. thatssojacob says:

    Oh Prague how I miss thee! Perfect sunny afternoons on the Vltava.

  2. anroworld says:

    I have never been to Prague yet, but dreaming about it! Your photos made my wish stronger!

  3. Oh yes! I’d love to go to Prague! I will take your advice though and visit in the off season. That square looks pretty crowded.

  4. brittabottle says:

    Ohh lovely photos! The city looks absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Caroline says:

    I’ve been twice in autumn. Funny that your photos should be so colorful. I remember it rather dark, blakc and white almost, while BUdapest is more colourful.

  6. Awesome architecture.

Leave a comment if you wish. I love hearing from my readers.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s