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Prague Castle and the Loreta...nothing tells a story like pictures

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11 and 12 September 2015

Friday and we're off to tour the Prague Castle. It's a huge complex. The tickets are 350Kc (about $14.50 USD) and the tickets are good for two days. We took in St Vitus Cathedral, saw the changing of the guard and wandered through the vast complex. It must have been nice to be reallllly rich back then!!!!

Enjoy the pics!!!!

St VItus Cathedral

St VItus Cathedral

Stained glass in St Vitus Church

Stained glass in St Vitus Church

Stained Glass inside St Vitus

Stained Glass inside St Vitus

Castle Guard Band

Castle Guard Band

Jim enjoying a bit of Czech food

Jim enjoying a bit of Czech food

Prague from the Castle

Prague from the Castle

View from Prague Castle

View from Prague Castle

View from Charles Bridge

View from Charles Bridge


How did they do that

How did they do that

Saturday we decided to head back to the Old Town, take in the Loreta and finish off the parts of the Prague Castle that we didn't see the day before. We actually thought, being Saturday, that it would be busy but we must have caught both sites before or after tours because they were both less than crowded. Before culture we started with food (we do have our priorities) at a place called Maly Buddha (an Asian type cafe which was very good) and just around the corner from the Loreta.

From Wiki:Loreta is a large pilgrimage destination in Hradčany, a district of Prague, Czech Republic. It consists of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, a Holy Hut and the clock tower with a famous chime. . We almost bypassed it but I'm glad we didn't.

Loreta admission 150 Kc (about $6.25).

Maly Buddha

Maly Buddha

Inside Maly Buddha

Inside Maly Buddha

Spring Rolls - Unlike any I had ever had

Spring Rolls - Unlike any I had ever had


Loreta Courtyard

Loreta Courtyard

Loreta Alter

Loreta Alter

Jeweled Monstrosus

Jeweled Monstrosus

Creepy Cherubs

Creepy Cherubs

Courtyard

Courtyard

And then it was back to Prague Castle, again at a leisurely pace.

Light post Prague Castle Style

Light post Prague Castle Style

Entrace to the Castle

Entrace to the Castle

Looking Up

Looking Up

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P1150496

St Vitus from sunken garden

St Vitus from sunken garden

We stayed down in the Old Town and took in a Mozart Concert at the Klementinum Mirror Chapel. There were two musicians and two vocalist - three of whom play for The Prague State Opera. I'm really not an opera aficionado but this was just lovely. Such a nice way to end a great day in Prague. ....I just love this city!!!

Klementinum Mirror Chapel

Klementinum Mirror Chapel

Mozart

Mozart

Posted by pjburke 11:00 Archived in Czech Republic

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You are really rich!! I saw the guy hovering in the air, and I thought Jim looked high. Great pix, thanks for sharing. Stuck at home, Larrie

by Larrie

It all looks just beautiful. Interesting I only saw beer in the picture captioned Uncle Jimmy having some food, hmmm well a wheat or barley product I guess. The concert sounds like a wonderful way to end the day. Keep the photos coming, a wonderful armchair tour for us!

by AnnMarie Kuffer

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