I was in Prague last week at some meetings. I thought I would share with you some of the pictures I got while I was there. Thankfully I had a little bit of time to get out and explore the city. It really is fantastic! It’s a city that was barely touched by WWII, and has retained much of its original architecture and feel. I didn’t know really what to expect going over, though I had seen some pictures from some of my friends and heard it was a great place. It was my first experience in a post-communist country, and I have to say that my first taste of seeing Prague from where the airport is made me think it wasn’t going to be very good. However, when I got down into the city and began to look at it, I really was amazed. Overall, it’s a very interesting city with some great things to see!
This is a pic of the Charles Bridge in the middle of Prague and Prague Castle behind it. You may recognize this from the first Mission Impossible movie with Tom Cruise, and again in XXX with Vin Diesel…
Prague’s famous Astrological clock which tells time and the seasons (solstices)
On the Charles Bridge looking at Prague Castle at night
Random city building. I took this while waiting for my tram.
Czech National Opera House
This is the decor of the Metro’s in Prague – one of my favorite shots from my time there
Yes, I know…don’t take pictures on the tracks while the tram is actually going by. Typical street with high buildings and a cathedral in sight.
This building was used as barracks for the German forces when they occupied the area during WWII
Another view of the same building…
One of the squares in Prague. In 1945 during the Prague uprising (taking control back from the Germans) this was filled with people and tanks.
One of the strangest things I’ve ever seen…this is at a massage shop, and is one of the treatments. You put your feet in hot water filled with these fish that suck the bacteria off of your feet. It’s supposed to be a holistic cleansing technique. I did not try it, though I have to admit I was very curious!