Its been sometime since my last post.
I have been in the moment and taking them all in…
This past spring we traveled to some new countries and also one of our favorites.
It was truly full of so many meaningful moments.
We both (my husband and I) crave the unknown and really have a passion for new lands we have never stepped foot on. That initial step off the plane, to the drive to where we are staying. Our eyes light up seeing the landscape & architecture, to the smell of a new city. Where words can’t describe because they are greater than any feeling…
These chapters in our life I’m so grateful for. I learned years ago to not fear the unknown lands but to engage these experiences.
Seeing the other side of the moon has added so much depth to our lives.
I’m forever changing from these afar lands; evolving, learning & growing.
We arrived in the land of fairy-tales!
Castles and culture galore… and let’s not forget the happiness when my husband Rob found out beer was less expensive than buying a soda pop.
Roughly the size of seven football fields, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world.
The history of the castle stretches back to the 9th century (870). The Castle includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers
The ceremonial Changing of the Guard including a fanfare and the flag ceremony. This was such an incredible experience to see.
Traditional Czech dessert Trdelnik is honestly the most scrumptious. I will never forget the aromas and the incredible taste.
Yes, potato chips on a stick. Amazing street eats!
The fascinating mechanical performance which in the Middle Ages was considered one of the wonders of the world. The Prague Astronomical Clock, which for 600 years has been one of the greatest treasures of the city, still amazes people with its procession of Apostles, moving statues and visualization of time like no other instrument in the world.
Boston Strong was felt all the way in Prague
The Lennon Wall or John Lennon Wall- since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs.
After John Lennon was murdered in 1980, graffiti about him appeared on this wall as a protest against the Communist regime that still ruled Czechoslovakia, banning western pop music. The was wall painted over many times by the government, but artists kept coming back. After the fall of Communism in 1989, the wall’s art is here to stay. Visitors can sign their name or leave a tribute to the late-great Lennon.
And just around the corner “Lover’s Lock Bridge”
Monuments like this have cropped up all over Europe and this small bridge is no different- covered in colorful padlocks left by couples locking them onto the bridge and joining them together for eternity. Then just toss your key into the water below-eternal love!
One of the biggest culutral experiences is “dining in the cellar” All candlelit, stone walls and surrounded with historical decor.
This authentic cuisine had a bohemian twist to it and of course the soup was my favorite!
Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Lesser Town (Malá Strana). It was actually called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) during its first several centuries.
The most popular statue is probably the one of St. John of Nepomuk, a Czech martyr saint who was executed during the reign of Wenceslas IV by being thrown into the Vltava from the bridge. The plaque on the statue has been polished to a shine by countless people having touched it over the centuries. Touching the statue is supposed to bring good luck and ensure your return to Prague.
The Crucifix and Calvary; This sculpture is one of the most historically interesting sculptures on the bridge, which gradually gained its present appearance throughout many centuries
Around Prague; from the old town to the Jewish Ghetto the architecture is truly stimulating.
And the have a smaller eiffel tower…The Petřín Lookout Tower. Built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today the Petřínská rozhledna is a major tourist attraction.
This is an enchanting place full of Gothic spires & pastel houses. Walking around, you feel like you are in a fairy tale. The cobblestone sidewalks are hand laid and the streets are narrow and windy with impossibly long names, making it almost certain you’ll get lost at least once. My husband Rob would never admit this. With that it will give you more of a chance to explore the nooks and crannies of this city that time forgot.
Thank you for magical memories Prague