Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Prague, the Golden City
Merisi's Viennese Escapes


Early Morning


in the Golden City


Photographed July 2014
© by Merisi

Link:
Prague is less than 200 miles northwest of Vienna and
"has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe
with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence.
Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras,
Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors
and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy
and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I
became the capital of Czechoslovakia."
Quoted from "Prague" at Wikipedia

27 comments:

  1. I have never been to Prague, but I have only heard good things about it. Seems like a lovely place.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. You will love Prague, and I am already looking forward to see YOUR impressions of this magical city!

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  2. And it looks wonderful too!
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    1. It's such a wondrous place, isn't it?

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  3. another blog friend Veronica Roth was 'just' in Prague! both your and her photos are making me want to visit!

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      I shall link to her Prague posts shortly!

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  4. Merisi, Your wall lamp light is beautiful. It in focus and foreground and background out of focus. yum! I get the impression that Prague is a little "long in the tooth" from your photographs. But if you are a 1100 years old you have a right to be.

    Looks like cobblestone patterns change often. I'll make a guess and say they changed with property lines?

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    1. I wanted to show the pink and golden hues of light!
      Prague reflects the unique architectural riches of centuries in the most beautiful way.
      Cobblestones are everywhere. I could fill a book with pictures of the various patterns and stones.

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  5. That street sure has character

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    1. Harbinger of more to come!

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  6. Such a lovely place and, yes, I would love to visit there, too!! Wonderful captures as always, Merisi!! Thank you for sharing! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

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  7. LOVE that cobblestone!!!

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    1. I can't tell you how fascinating those cobblestoned streets are. Hard to look up!

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  8. Cobblestone always appeals to me, and Prague is a place I must see someday.

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    1. Definitely, it needs to be on your bucket list!

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  9. In this case look down is the right thing to do...

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    1. The only problem is there is also so much to discover looking UP! ;-)

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  10. So nice that you visited my blog.
    Lovely place to show us.
    Have beautiful July :-)

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  11. So nice that you visit my blog -- have a nice day
    smile from monika

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  12. I am sad to say that, in all my travels, I have miss Prague. Another city I always wanted to visit was Budapest. I am running out of years...perhaps there really is reincarnation and I get all I missed on another go round. Hope I'll be wealthier next time.

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    1. Budapest is on my bucket list, too.
      Wishing you to see many more beautiful places,
      Merisi

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  13. Wonderful and fascinating series of photos, Merisi! I love the cobblestone road!

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  14. Really lovely images of Prague, Merisi! The worn tiles in the hallway make my imagination swim! When I see them, all I can think is how many silver-buckled shoes have worn the tiles to the point where they are now? How many swishing taffeta skirts have skimmed them on their way in the door for a social call, a party, a rendezvous? What tales these tiles have seen!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely images of your time in Prague with us!

    Betty

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