A Cloudy Morning in Prague
On our first morning in Prague, Dan and I set out early to check out the Prague Castle before the mobs of tourists. To our surprise, we shared this plan with just the folks we were hoping to avoid. Despite the sometimes close quarters, a stroll around Prague castle is a must and certainly one of the more impressive castles I’ve ever seen. Which, now living within a mile from one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, gives me some level of castle authority, right? (No, probably not, I agree.)
Anyways, off we went – up, up, up to Prague Castle which is truly more of a small walled city with beautiful narrow alleys, churches and views of the old town of Prague. Stuart happily joined us on our trek!
St. Vitus Cathedral is a stunning structure. Originally founded in 1344, per usual the church has seen numerous changes over the years, my favorite though is the gorgeous stained glass throughout.
After St. Vitus, we headed down to the deer moat, just outside of the castle. It’s a neat little retreat, hidden just below the mobs of tourists. Constructed in 2002, it’s provides a solemn link between two large fields hugging the castle walls.
Finally, we navigated our way back to the Cechuv Bridge for some final shots of the Charles Bridge.
Oh, Prague. So beautiful, even on a cloudy morning. Sigh. Don’t worry, still (yes, still!) more Prague pictures to come!