Lexie J. Runge

The Czech Republic ~ Travels along the Danube Pt. 2

The train ride from Budapest to Prague is seven hours! In my journal on the train I wrote, “Hungry! Hot! Yuck! But so lucky!”

And, lucky I am. Prague is, “Romantic! Beautiful! Historic!” I instantly fell in love with this city, which was not something I expected for the Czech Republic.

Red rooftops litter the skyline of Prague, or Praha.

We spent our first evening relaxing, tasting Czech beer and doing laundry for the first time in two weeks. Whew! Here is what else we did while in Prague, and if you make it to the bottom of this post you will see the John Lennon Tribute Wall

The following morning was so-incredibly-fun. On our way to Prague’s famous astronomical clock we stumbled across a Saturday market, which is definitely my favorite thing to do in the world.

I would imagine the market had about 100-125 vendors.

We spent about two hours at the market, maybe more. I bought a lot of artwork and a hand carved wooden mask for my collection.

After refueling with some Korean food we were ready to see the Astronomical Clock, and we happened to make it right on the hour. When the hour strikes trumpets salute the Stare Mesto Square and a little skeleton pulls the string to ring the clock tower bells.

This clock is very similar to Bern Switzerland’s Zytglogge clock.

Taylor is obsessed with skeletons, so naturally she loved this clock.

Stare Mesto

We eventually made it Prague’s historical Charles Bridge, a pedestrian bridge decorated with 30 statues watching those who cross over from Old Town to the Prague Castle.

Statue silhouettes can be seen across Charles bridge over the river Vltava.

Statue silhouettes can be seen across Charles bridge over the river Vltava.

River Vltava Sunset – Prague Castle in the distance.

Entry to the Charles Bridge

Sarah on Charles Bridge

After making it across the bridge we ventured in and out of shops and cathedrals on our way up to the hill to Prague Castle.

Boats on the Vltava

Ruby red cars…

Prague Street Art

Photo by Taylor Michelle

We also tried Absinthe ice cream – don’t worry there were no effects!

I snapped this photo for fun after the ice cream.

Okay so I know this post is incredibly long but we covered a lot of ground in two days and I can’t leave anything out! So if you’re still reading – thank you :)

St. Nicholas Church

St. Nicholas Church

Prague Palace Cathedral – Gorgeous!!!!

Inside the Prague Palace Cathedral

Stained glass reflections…

Mirrored images

Stained glass and sharpened images…

Stained Art

Prague Palace – Changing of the Guard

You’ve made it! Yes, it is possible that this post will end. Only after I share the best part – pictures of the John LennoTribute Wall. Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Bye for now!

10 comments on “The Czech Republic ~ Travels along the Danube Pt. 2

  1. cravesadventure
    April 17, 2012

    Great photos – thanks for sharing!

  2. Sheila Hurst
    April 18, 2012

    Thank you for the tour. I’ve always wanted to go there so it’s great to see these pictures. Your scarf goes well with the wall too! :)

    • lexiejrunge1410
      April 18, 2012

      Hi Sheila! Thanks for the comment, I’m glad I could be your tour guide ;) And yes, that is my friend Sarah and her scarf does go very well, it’s one of my favorite pictures of her. :)

  3. The Imprismer
    April 21, 2012

    I also fell in love with Prague (as did everyone I know who’s been there) when I visited. It’s a beautiful place to walk around, and it seems to be very creative too – there was a lot of street art around when I was there. Gutted I never saw the John Lennon wall! Great post and great photos, this has brought back some good memories. Thanks for sharing.

    • lexiejrunge1410
      April 22, 2012

      Hi there! I’m glad I could take you back down memory lane, especially to a time that you enjoyed. Thanks for commenting and for the compliments! :D

  4. Nin
    May 8, 2012

    Great pictures, makes me wants to visit all those places…

    • lexiejrunge1410
      May 8, 2012

      Thank you! I would recommend visiting whatever your heart seeks :)

  5. gardenerat60
    May 9, 2012

    Brilliant captures and information. The place looks so rich in history.
    Thanks for sharing.

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