On our first full day in Prague we decided
to tour Prague Castle. The castle sits high
on a hill and is visible from many parts of
the city with a particularly good view from
We got our jet lagged bodies moving amd took
a taxi up to the castle. At the entrance to the
castle we were greeted by this lovely sculpture.
Not the most welcoming...
,,,and only to be outdone by the brawny guy
with the club. I guess it sent a message in
days of old saying don't mess with us.
Much of the castle facade is under
construction so I tried to crop the ugly
blue plastic out of the photos. Due to
all of the wrapping we weren't able to
get the full view of what this looks like.
Prague Castle is considered the largest
ancient castle in the world and dates
back to the ninth century.
The reality of Prague today is it is no longer
an eastern European outpost visited by few
travelers. Nowadays it is packed! We found
this at the castle, throngs of tour groups are
weaving their ways behind a leader holding a
ratty old umbrella with a scarf tied on to it.
We saw the long line at the church and all
decided we had no interest in waiting.
So, instead we wandered around and
enjoyed the architecture. The kids
found a tower they wanted to climb.
Meanwhile, Midi and I followed our
noses. Someone was cooking something
that smelled delicious ~ like something
that would come from Grandma Kosty's
kitchen. We ended up in a cafe, watching
the world walk by, admiring the view and
dreaming of what we would have for lunch.
I would say the best part of the castle
is the view.