Prague is a beautiful city however and my cameras were certainly happy.
My friend Claudia and I took an express bus from Nuremberg to Prague which took just over four hours. Another work out for my bladder and my poor old knees - what's with British and European buses not stopping for breaks? I may bitch about the good old Greyhound but at least they let you get off now and again. Yeah yeah there was a toilet on board but I would have had to walk downstairs on a moving bus - no thanks.
We took this bus from Heiligenstadt where my friend lives and the stop was right behind her house. I thought the reflection in the window was pretty cool!
From the town of Ehermanstadt we took this train to Forcheim. From Forcheim another train to Nuremberg and then we got the bus....so a bus, a train, another train and a bus...no wonder we were tired when we got there!
First picture of Prague taken from the bus window...
The next morning we got up, had a pastry and coffee at a local cafe and we were off..
We somehow found ourselves down by the river - looks like the one pigeon is as enthralled by the view of Prague castle as we were - the other one was like "have any food for me"?
Tram heading over the bridge towards the bridge...hint: when I turn pictures to b/w or sepia it means it was a dull day but I really do love the effect of it as well.
I nicked the idea of this picture from Claudia - sewer cover!!!
Laurie trying to be "artsy". Prague brought out the mad photographer in me.
And then we walked over the Charles bridge, This is one of the most famous bridges in the world and was built in the mid 14th century. The statues that make this bridge unique were added in the early 18th century. It is stunning and we were so fortunate to see it uncrowded early in the morning. At the time we didn't realize how lucky we were until we attempted accessing it on other days....
I am a sucker for pastel buildings.
One unique fountain!
View towards Kampa Island...
We walked through a park and ended up by the water watching a tourist boat traverse the locks....hmmm...we thought....
I loved this structure - it's called the Dancing building for obvious reasons and was completed in 1996. It was originally called the "Fred and Ginger" building by the architect but the name was changed due to the fear of "importing American kitsch" to Prague.
Having a beer to finish the day. Not a beer drinker (thank goodness - I have enough fattening things I love without adding yet another one!) and to be honest I only got half way through it but I had to drink a beer in Prague. The goulash went down well though!
Stay tuned for the next 24 hours!