Oh Prague... how we love thee! Prague has to be one of the most beautiful cities we've ever seen and is definitely included in our top five places in Europe. The city boasts an assortment of remarkable architecture, ranging from Renaissance, Gothic, and baroque, to neoclassical, cubism, and art nouveau. Looking out over the city we noticed that many spires dot the city in what seem to go on forever. All of these magnificent buildings tell the history of Prague throughout the centuries and made an imprint on us as we visited.
|View of the palace from the Charles Bridge.|
|St. Nicholas Church|
|One of the many streets with beautiful buildings.|
|I think the red gives it some pop!|
We walked (more like pushed) our way across Prague's famous Charles Bridge. It is a very touristy and crowded spot, and from what I've heard it's like that year round. As we made our way across, dodging other tourists trying to get their pictures and presents from venders, we took notice of the different statues that line the unique bridge.
|View from the Charles Bridge|
|One of the entrances to the Charles Bridge|
|Statue of John of Nepomuk|
|You're supposed to rub this for good luck!|
|View of the Charles Bridge|
|Jan Jus Memorial Statue|
|Rabbi Loew's tombstone (Golem legend)|
|Old New Synagogue|
|The Spanish Synagogue. Taken from The Jewish Museum|
|The Jerusalem Synagogue|
To end our stay in Prague we stopped by the John Lennon wall. After his murder, Lennon became a pacifist hero for many Czechs. An image of him was painted on this wall along with Beatles lyrics and political graffiti. The police tried to paint over the wall numerous times, but it became a focus for the youth of Prague who weren't allowed to listen to Western pop music. After 1989 with the fall of communism in the country, visiting tourists began to make their own contributions. It was only a few years ago that the city gave into the inevitable and "allowed" tourists and locals to leave their mark on the wall. Locals state that it never stays the same for long and you should leave your mark while you can.
|Within every light colored spot are hundreds of pen written signatures.|
|Leaving our mark.|