Eastern Beauty

February11

After Berlin we took the train to Prague. It was a lovely scenic ride along a river valley. Once in Prague our jaws dropped open at the sights. It was difficult not to take photos of absolutely everything. The intricate detail on the buildings was magnificent. I can now see why people rave about Old World architecture. Here are a few street scenes:
Far city view
Street scene
Beautiful building
Buildings
This is the famous Wencelas Square, where thousands have gathered over the centuries, beginning with horse trading in the 13th century and continuing up to 1989 when Communism came to and end.
Wencelas Square
Wencelas Square and the National Museum
We went to the Prague Opera House to see the ballet Cinderella. The girls were captivated from start to finish. It was a lovely show and we felt very cultured in our box seats in such a grand theatre.
Opera house
Here we are on one of the most famous bridges in the world, the Karluv Most, with the Prague Castle in the background.
Charles bridge
The girls were very interested in this artist sketching a dog from a photo.
Charles bridge artist
The clock on the Old Town Hall and the Tyn church beyond.
Clock and Church
Old Town Square
St. Vitus Cathedral within the Palace grounds.
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral
A few night shots:
Symphony building
National museum
As you can see, this city is steeped in history and art. We are very thankful to have had a chance to visit this place.
Charles bridge and Prague castle

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