Prague

Two trips so far  :  July 2003 in a sweltering heat and March 2007 in freezing cold!

Prague, 07/2003

Charles Bridge - Symbol of Prague

Prague, 07/2003

I had to have a picture with my favorite desainted saint - St Christopher

Prague, 07/2003

The Prague Castle

Prague, 07/2003

Entrance to the Castle

Prague, 07/2003

General view from the castle

Prague, 07/2003

Prague, 07/2003

St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague, 07/2003

Prague, 07/2003

Prague, 07/2003

Part of the castle - gentility of the Middle Ages

Prague, 07/2003

Nerudova Street - named after the 19th century Czech writer and journalist Jan Neruda.

Prague, 07/2003

Houses were identified with images until 19th century. This is the famous fiddle house that belonged to violin makers

Prague, 07/2003

and a few more of the signs...

Prague, 07/2003

Prague, 07/2003

Prague, 07/2003

Old Town Square

Prague, 07/2003

One of many, many churches that makes Prague so special.

Prague, 07/2003

Prague, 07/2003

Statue of Charles IV - Holy Roman Emeror and King of Bohemia (1316-1378)

March 2007

We were back in Prague again as Stephan had an IETF meeting.  So while he worked I walked and walked and took about 1000 Pictures.  I did everything we had done 4 years before and more.  So here is a selection of the architecture, the statues and the spires.

Buildings around Old Town Square

   

      

The Powder Tower ( Prašná brána) is a Gothic tower in Prague, Czech Republic and one of the old city gates. It is one of the symbols of Prague, leading into the Old Town.

The Lennon Wall.  It has all kinds of depictions of John Lennon and graffiti inspired by him.  It changes all the time and layer over layer of new paint decorates it.  This is what it looked in 2007.

 

ST George slaying the dragon and gargoyles on St. Vitus cathedral in Prague Castle.

 

Flying butresses.

Nerudova Street

The spires of Our Lady before Tyn.  The view from outside the Old Town Square.

The The Municipal House - a Concert Hall

         

And finally our nerds and their laptops in the lobby of the hotel.  This is a common sight wherever the conference may be but the hotel elevators this time gave the best view.