Prague is a wonderful city. Like Vienna it is rich in history and has well preserved old buildings that contribute a lot to the flair of the city. Prague was also the center of Alchemy for a long period and when you wander the streets you can still feel why. Narrow streets, sharp corners, small houses with low entrance doors and walls of dark stone make you feel the magic.
The view from Charles Bridge to the castle of Prague.
The Golden Lane - a row of very small houses outside the castle's wall.
Here (they say) the alchemists lived, outside of the city where they couldn't do much harm
when they set their houses on fire while trying to create gold.
Tyn Church where Tycho Brahe, the famous astronomer, is buried.
The entrance to Charles Bridge
An entrance door to an appartement building
The astronical clock
The clock is composed of three components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the sun and the moon and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles (those are the two blue doors at the top) and a calendar dial with medallions
representing the months.
Although the song suggests that Paris is lovely in every season, Spring is surely the best one to visit this wonderful city. I spent the last weekend there and had a great time. Cole Porter was right and I can sing along with Ella Fitzgerald: I love Paris in the Springtime. See for yourself - here are some pictures I've taken.