“Prague on the Vltava River”
Prague, Czechia (The Czech Republic). May 2018 (14 photos)
This is Part 3 of my Czechia (The Czech Republic) 2018 photo series, and also Part 23 of my Europe 2018 photo series.
“Excuse me Sir, can you tell me how to get to Prague Castle please?”
Prague is a rather small city, easily walkable with beautiful architectural details everywhere you go. Of course, Prague Castle is one of the more famous icons of the city, and acts as an orientation marker should you get lost.
“Lost in Prague”
But you shouldn’t be afraid to get lost in Prague. Because if you do get lost, you’ll come across buildings like these…
“More of the same”
And decorated buildings like this…
“Move along, nothing to see here”
And doors like this…
“Sun and Moon”
And other surprise features like these.
“The Dancing House”
Prague also has its modern side. The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům) is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building on the Rašín Embankment. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in cooperation with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot. Designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.
But I was mainly interested in the old Prague such as the area of the Malá Strana.
“View from The Malá Strana Bridge Tower to St Nicholas Church”
“The House of Hlahol”
The House of the Hlahol Choir, built in 1906 by Josef Fanta for a patriotic choral society associated with the Czech National Revival, is decorated with elaborate musical motifs and topped by a giant mosaic depicting Music.
“New World, Old Prague”
This is the area of Nový Svět (New World), practically adjacent to Prague castle yet few people pass through the area.
“When you gotta go, you gotta go”
At the entrance to the Franz Kafka Museum is a fountain, evocatively named, Piss (Czech: Čůrající postavy). It was designed by Czech artist David Černý in 2004. The fountain’s basin is made of bronze and shaped like the former Czech Republic. Standing in the fountain are mechanical statues of men, standing 210cm (6 ft 11 in) tall with moving pelvises, “urinating”. Visitors can command the men to write messages into the water via SMS.
This is Part 3 of my Czechia (The Czech Republic) 2018 photo series.
This is Part 23 of my Europe 2018 photo series, including Czechia (The Czech Republic), The Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria, Greece and Germany.