A long weekend in Prague.
Friday 27 June 1997 - Monday 30 June 1997
The long weekend trips are still happening, this time to Prague in the Czech Republic. This is a beautiful city as it was not seriously damaged during WWII although it was badly affected by the August 2002 floods.
Wenceslas Square. This is one of the main city squares (although it is more of a boulevard than a square). It has lots of eating and drinking spots and is a great place to watch the world go by.
Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí).
St Wenceslas (907 - 935AD).
The Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) is another interesting place to see the sights. Sights here include the memorial to Jan Hus and The Church of our Lady before Týn (Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem).
The Jan Hus memorial, in front of The Church of our Lady before Týn.
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) in the Hradčany district. This an imposing castle and includes St Vitus's Cathedral and lots of government offices.
Prague Castle above the Vlatava River.
The main gate to the First Courtyard, Prague Castle.
The south door and tower, St Vitus Cathedral.
A very interesting scuplture in the castle grounds. Make of it what you will.
A view over the old town towards Petřín hill.