Insta Friday: Česko Saské Švýcarsko

Českosaské Švýcarsko is kind of funny geographical name of the area, meaning Czech/Bohemian (Česko) Saxon (Saské) Switzerland (Švýcarsko). Any idea where you can find it? Partially in the Czech Republic, partially in Germany (the Saxony part of the country, but check the wiki because “Saxony” can be pretty complicated even within Germany :-)).
You can visit both Switzerlands (Boheiman and Saxon) in my today’s Insta Friday post.

Advertisements

Insta Friday: Prague Cathedral

For today’s Insta Friday post I have a collection of beautiful St Vitus Cathedral in Prague. It is the most important church in our country, the seat of Archibishop, roman catholic church. It was built from 1344 (first half started) to 1929 (second half finished) with lot of work done in between.
My most favorite part of the cathedral are the stained glass windows at the new part of the Cathedral, works of Czech artists Alfons Mucha and Max Švabinský. And in the gallery you can see why I like it so much.

Insta Friday: Baby Infant of Prague

One of the most famous religious places in Prague, the Church Of Our Lady Victorious, but more known as the church with Baby Infant Jesus. I call it Baby Barbie Jesus, as nuns are changing the dresses of little Jesus all year round, for Christmas leaving him “naked”. I make a picture always when I visit the church and I am really surprised how many dresses I have already seen. You can find them in the gallery bellow in my Insta Friday post.

Insta Friday: River

The life next to the river is just beautiful. Specially in Summer or Spring, but all the seasons are wonderful. The river that flows through Prague is Vltava (Moldau), and it is the longest river in the Czech Republic, and it flows only here, as it springs in the South in Šumava Mountains and it flows to Labe (Elbe)river about 20 km North from Prague. For this weeks Insta Friday I have a gallery of the life around Vltava in Prague. The most important inhabitants of it are swans :-).

Insta Friday: Nature in Prague

As the season started my posts on blog will slow dow, as I would not be able to spend my time at the computer. But I will do my best to keep the blog alive during summer at least with Insta Friday posts :-).

Spring – in fact the last days it is more summer – is coming to Prague and for my Insta Friday post I have selected couple of Instagram sights for sore eyes from Prague. Some of them are yet from winter but the others are bringing bloom to our life.

Insta Friday: České Budějovice

For my today’s Insta Friday I have some pictures from my current visit to South Bohemia, beautiful city of České Budějovice. It means Czech Budwais. It is the city, where the original one, the real Budweiser Budvar is brewed :-).

Budějovice at April 11:

And some more pictures from exhibition area at the evening, April 12:

Museums Of Prague (2) – Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

As the second museum for my blog I have chosen Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. I am not sure if I can call it museum, as it is more empty – unfurbished, with some temporary exhibitions only. It is somewhere in between ages, between being used and being abandoned and I think it is really good time to visit it right now. After paying ridiculous entrance fee in amount of 1 CZK (5 cents) you can visit former apartments and beautifully decorated baroque hall, where some scenes for Amadeus movie were taken as well as it played the role of sleeping room in the TV set Maria Theresia.

If you had visited Prague, for sure you have walked by the palace, as it stands at the most crowded touristic street at the Old Town next to the entrance to Charles Bridge (Karlova street number 2), palace like a bridge over the tram line.

For the temporary exhibition you should pay some more, but we were interested only in the apartments. And here is what we have found:

Through the doors.

Small dining room and gallery (probably).

Wooden wall cladding and windows to the courtyard.

Ceramic heater and mirror room.

The main hall.

Ceiling.

Chandelier in the mirror.

Bear in watercolor.

After the visit of the Palace I recommend a walk through the house where Johannes Kepler wrote two of his three laws of planetary motion (the next building to the right from the palace, the shortcut is closed during night) to Anenské náměstí, where you can find nice cafe Tricafe and have a nice drink and rest from the crowds on the palace side of the block. Sitting at the cafe I always feel like in the living room of one of my student fellows in 1980s. The same furniture, plastic bear for honey. Just like in my childhood :-).

In front of Tricafe.

Previous Older Entries

MelsWebsite

Researching my Estonian roots

A Farm in Iceland

Writing With Gunnar Gunnarsson

Go! Learn Things

Exploring the World through Travel near and far.

Awa on the Road

My journeys, discoveries and fascinations

Night Train Affairs

Every adventure starts from a ticket

Living for Experiences

Simplify . Travel . Enjoy

Feel Good - Photography

Photography tips, reviews and editing tutorials