It’s amazing how much formatting has changed over the years. I’m trying to keep this one as similar to the original post method as possible, and that means tables. Sorry.
9 shots and some corresponding captions
Okay, so you know I went to Prague. I posted about it on my Log many moons ago (it seems), and now I have scanning technology at my disposal and nothing to scan (liar!), so I thought I”d scan some pics. They”ve all been optimized for the web, which means that they”re only slightly less huge than they”d be otherwise, so good luck viewing them. If you like, be sure to let me know on the board. Enjoy.
|Prague in B&W could be the 1930’s. It’s no wonder that so many film productions look to shoot here. Amazing.|
|Row, row, row your boat! We rented a rowboat and paddled up and down the Vltava river with Prague on either side of (and sometimes above) us.|
|This looks just like what a small-town train station would look like, don’t you think? Well, it *was* a small-town train station.
And it’s cool-looking.
|Is this called crenelation?
I think it is, but I don’t remember my Medieval history too well.
|No wonder people were in awe of kings–they had such cool real estate. Imagine growing up in the shadow of THAT. It’d be enough to give one a complex.|
|What you can only barely see in this picture (but I couldn’t, in good conscience, make it any bigger) is the spiral staircase running up the inside of the column in the center. How I”d love to get a private tour of every inch of a good gothic cathedral like this someday. I really need to find some strings to pull or something.|
|Inside St. Vitus’ Cathedral.
The stained-glass (and lack thereof) really tells good stories about the town in the time the cathedral was built.
|Prague from the top of the eastern tower of the Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) – Looking East.
You can see a blue and white tram (likely the #22) going by, too, showcasing \r\n the Soviet-era public transportation that worked amazingly well.
|The Karluv Most spanning the Vltava. Can you see any tourists? Look hard.
The statues on the bridge are the main attraction there, but don’t tell anyone that the originals are safely hidden away in local museums.