Category Archives: Prague

Eclectic Prague

Eclectic Prague

Posted on: 7th Jun 2019| By: Marielle

It’s goodbye Prague and hello Berlin. Which brings on some musing and introspection into our week-long stay in this city. Firstly, the really excellent choice (well done, Hirsh!) of the area we’re staying in, Karlín, just to the right of the Old Town, Staré Mĕsto, and on the south side of the river. Although filled…
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Prague’s Astounding Architecture

Prague’s Astounding Architecture

Posted on: 6th Jun 2019| By: Marielle

Sun-gilded buildings on the Old Town Square at around 8 p.m. One day left in Prague — we have explored it on foot from top to bottom, taken trams and the metro, and feel we’ve done it justice — but I can’t leave without taking another look at the astounding architecture. Every time you turn…
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Prague : it’s in the details

Prague : it’s in the details

Posted on: 5th Jun 2019| By: Marielle

Prague’s architecture goes all the way from Gothic and Baroque to Renaissance and Art Nouveau, so the wealth of detailing is astounding. I spend most of my time with a craned neck, looking upwards. A post dedicated to the details … Imagine stepping out onto your balcony and there are these gorgeous sculpted figures. An…
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Prague Castle & Palace Complex

Prague Castle & Palace Complex

Posted on: 4th Jun 2019| By: Marielle

From Prague’s Vltava River, which divides the city into two, you need only look up the hill to see the huge, sprawling Castle complex. By the time you get there (you can take buses, trams or do a long, winding, uphill walk — which like madmen we did), it’s a bewildering maze of leafy shaded…
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Prague Fun

Prague Fun

Posted on: 3rd Jun 2019| By: Marielle

It’s interesting being in a country where the language is so foreign you can’t get anywhere close to understanding the street signs, and just getting to say “Good morning” is a major challenge. The weird accents on the letters don’t help with deciphering the language either. The closest we’ve got to understanding any words are…
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Warhol, Dali, Mucha

Warhol, Dali, Mucha

Posted on: 2nd Jun 2019| By: Marielle

How fortuitous that we chanced upon an exhibition featuring a 3-in-1 … the crazy Spaniard painter Salvador Dalí, American Pop artist Andy Warhol, and Art Nouveau illustrator Alphonse Mucha. Granted, it was mainly posters, illustrations, postcards, calendars and so on, but we were excited nonetheless. Andy Warhol’s silkscreens of famous personalities (where he introduced the…
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Prague, Day One

Prague, Day One

Posted on: 1st Jun 2019| By: Marielle

I can’t remember when last I’ve ever been so tired. We were awake for 22 consecutive hours (you can’t count one and a half hours in the plane … and those are over and above the said 22). But we’re here, and our studio apartment is amazing … and thank you, Hirsh, for basing us…
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