“… a diamond among the pearls”- Anynymous.

If European cities were a necklace, Prague would be a diamond among the pearls” – Anynymous. My dear readers, at times, it is the best to start a post with a quotation.

It was the summers of 2013, and we found ourselves hitting the autobahn to Prague.

zooom...and here we enter The Czech Republic
zooom…and here we enter The Czech Republic

Here is Prague through the lens of our iPhone camera.

view of City from the highest point
view of the City from the highest point

From Romanesque to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical, and Ultra-Modern, Prague completes the full circle in its architectural offerings (source Wikipedia).

View of the Old Town Square
View of the Old Town Square during the day
cute parakeet at Old Town Square in the noon
Cute parakeet at Old Town Square in the noon
Bells on display at Old Town Square in the evening
Bells on display at Old Town Square in the evening
Night view from the Old Town Square
Night-view from the Old Town Square

I have no words to describe the beauty of architectural richness of Prague. Yes, we did dare to capture but only a miniscule part of it through our camera.

St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral
Beautiful architechture
Beautiful architecture
Another beautiful building
Another example of exemplary architecture
The beautified bridge
A beautified bridge
The famous locks on the bridge
The famous locks on the bridge

Few visitors, standing in an extremely long queue on the Charles Bridge, informed us that rubbing our palms against this painting on the bridge would bring us good luck. So we too tried the same. Why avoid getting luckier? 😉

On the Charles Bridge
On the Charles Bridge
Glass paintings
Glass paintings
Another painting on glass
Another painting on glass

Even the Cafes look so exciting.

Can you guess the celebrities?
Can you guess the celebrities in the picture?

Apart from enjoying our evenings in the Hard Rock Cafe, we relished our meals in various Vegan restaurants in the city.

Top: vegetarian chicken on the menu in a Vegan Restaurant Bottom: Our favourite Hard Rock Cafe
Top: vegetarian chicken on the menu in a Vegan Restaurant
Bottom: Our favourite Hard Rock Cafe

Last but not the least, what caught our attention were statues the cross-roads and the decorative horses.

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Left: Horses with ears coloured in Blue Right: Horse with a red band
Left: Horses with ears coloured in Blue
Right: Horse with a braid and a red band

Also, it was only in Prague, where we loved unwinding ourselves to a super-luxe-and-relaxing massage at the Beer Spa that was located bang opposite to our hotel.

(My husband was already glowing with just a thought of being immersed in beer tub, even though it was a couple of hours left for us to take the Beer bath).

It was quite an experience, which we loved so much that we bought many home-spa-beer-products from a shop called Manufaktura in Prague. (nice shop with a huge range of home-spa items)

a beer-spa
a beer-spa

I think there is no better way than to end this post also with a quotation,

“In Rome the statues, in Paris the paintings, and in Prague the buildings suggest that pleasure can be an education”- Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors.

I look forward to enjoying our next visit to Prague (this time in winters) again to get  educated in detail about the various styles of architecture.

Thank your readers! I hope that you liked reading this post.

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