First Impressions of Prague
Posted by Avital Pinnick on October 11, 2013
Prague is a fairy tale at night. We arrived last Wednesday, on October 2, 2013. After dropping off our suitcases in the apartment on Karlovy street, we wandered out around 11 p.m. to take a few photos. The photo of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral (above) was taken from the Charles Bridge.
We were across the street from the Klementinum, currently the home of the National Library. This photo shows one of the entrances into the complex, which is the second largest in Prague (the largest building complex is the castle and its grounds). The wrought iron lamps add a romantic touch.
The 14th century Old Town bridge tower is a splendid gothic structure, usually swarming with tourists.
The National Theater, with its distinctive gold crown can be seen from all over the city. It’s difficult to photograph up close because there are high buildings around it and the side facing the river is undergoing restoration.
The Charles Bridge is well-known for its religious statues. These are replicas. The originals are in the Lapidarium museum in Holešovice.
The Rudolfinum, below, is a concert hall and home to the Czech Philharmonic.
On the far side of the Charles Bridge are the distinctive Malá Strana bridge towers.