For a number of years Rob and I had wanted to go to Prague. It’s a city steeped in history, art and culture. Occupied during the second World War and again in the 60’s it’s not surprising that it now has such a sense of openness and friendliness: everyone we met were lovely, helpful and friendly.
It’s amazing that the architecture has stood up so well from the immaculate St. Vitus Cathedral in the castle walls to the town center cobbled streets. There are reminders of the Communist era, though, with ugly buildings on the outskirts of the city and some ugly Metro stations. Other Metro stations had a ‘futuristic’ look to them that we couldn’t help taking photos of.
As we were there close to Christmas there were Christmas markets in every square. They sold everything from local (and no-so-local) crafts and trinkets to food – lots of sausages and sauerkraut – to full size hams, hot wine and cold beer. Our earliest drink of wine was at 10.30 in the morning!
It’s a photographer’s paradise and we only wished that we had better weather. Mostly it was a bit grey and damp. Whatever the weather, I’d go back again without hesitation.