January 31, 2007

Charles bridge with The Queen Anna's folly


Prague is a grey city these days. The weather is definitely not winter-like, air is heavy, the polution is getting worse, people are getting worse. Therefore I'll show you a picture from much better day. It's Charles bridge with The Queen Anna's folly on the horizon. There are wonderful gardens around the folly (which is close to Prague Castle, too). And you can take a boat trip on Vltava river as seen on the picture :)
January 30, 2007

Church near Staromestske square


Church as seen from Staromestske square (Old Town square in English).
January 29, 2007

Albertov


It rained today. Snow is gone. Looks like autumn is here again. This sad view is from our school at Albertov.
January 28, 2007

Havelska street


Only a week old photo. Now it's covered with snow :) This is Havelska street - the part without marketplace. There are two caf├ęs/restaurants on the right side. When the weather is nice you can sit outside. This is such a wonderful place.
January 27, 2007

Narodni trida subway station


My second most attended subway station - Narodni trida - at midnight.
January 26, 2007

Frantiskanska garden


This fabulous place right in the center of Prague conects Jungmanovo square and Svetozor arcade which leads to Wenceslas square. Frantiskanska garden is favorite spot to have a rest - especially when it's not covered with snow :) Believe me, it's full of people in summer. And this is how it looked today.
January 25, 2007

Winter time


Such a nice day today. With clear sky, sun shining and lot of snow.
January 24, 2007

Snow, the beginning


I took this photo yesterday in the afternoon. I wanted to capture the first snow in Prague.
Today it was snowing everywhere all the time. Thus making traffic not only in Prague into the unpleasant adventure.

And if you wonder, this photo of red car with the first snow flakes was taken at Anenske square. There's a nice little backstreet to Bartolomejska street - will tell you later for what is Bartolomejska street known :)
January 23, 2007

Snow is here, even in Ostrovni street


Well, it's official. It's here. The Snow. The Snow we have been waiting for for so long. Let it snow, let it snow!

By the way, this is Ostrovni street as it looked few minutes before midnight. Ostrovni street is in the centre of Prague. It is parallel to Narodni trida street and the most important thing about it is that we have offices here :)
January 22, 2007

Public toilets at Uhelny trh square


Underground public toilets at Uhelny trh square. "Zeny" means Women, "Muzi" means men. This square is right in the centre of Prague with Wenceslas square and Old town square just a few minutes away. I used to go to the elementary school at Uhelny trh. But at these times the square looked awful. It was being reconstructed during my school years. Now it looks fantastic.
January 21, 2007

Hradcany


This is what you'll see if you continue with the yesterday's photo to the right. This district of Prague (with Prague Castle) is called Hradcany. You'll get there by tram 22 and 23 (I must mention that I like those tram lines - but I would cover this in another post sometime in the future :)
January 20, 2007

Prague Castle


Prague Castle as seen from Karluv bridge (Charles bridge in English) during a sunny friday afternoon. Do I have to say more? :)
January 19, 2007

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic


We have new government ... after the elections that were held last summer. Well, we quite get used to not have a normal government during the last months.
I walked by the Office of the Government today so I took a picture of it. It's near Malostranska metro station.
January 18, 2007

Louis Vuitton in Parizska street


Entry to Louis Vuitton shop in Parizska street. I told you yesterday there are some fine fine shops in Parizska street. And I didn't mention that this street is full of trees and looks wonderful during summer. It starts just at the Vltava river and goes to Old Town square (or Staromestske square if you want).

By the way, it's very windy and rainy in Prague ... and I guess it is the same at more places in Europe.
January 17, 2007

Cartier in Parizska street


Parizska street (Paris street) is the most high fashion street in Prague. This is the place where you have to go shopping if you're making a whole lot of money. Among others there'll be a new Cartier this spring.
January 16, 2007

iStyle - the small Apple store in Prague


There are a few places in Prague where you can see and buy Apple products, this being one of them. It's the iStyle in Revolucni street (close to Namesti Republiky metro station). This shop is full of products, you can try almost everything from Apple. Unfortunately there are no people. The shop at Andel has more customers for sure.
Have you seen the new iPhone?
And yes, I love Apple :)
January 15, 2007

Jiraskuv bridge at night


Clear sky in Prague. During the day it's almost like spring but after sunset it's very cold. And this is Jiraskuv bridge in the picture with the view on the west bank of Vltava river.
January 14, 2007

7th floor view


View from the 7th floor of our school in Dejvice.
January 13, 2007

Riverside near Palackeho square pt. 2


Same place as yesterday. Only the view is to the other side with a train bridge.
January 12, 2007

Riverside near Palackeho square


I had a little time before lunch today so I take a little walk. This is near Palackeho square (you can get there by subway - station Karlovo namesti, exit Palackeho namesti; it's the yellow line). The river is called Vltava (it's the longest river in the Czech Republic) and you can see Prague Castle on the horizon. Isn't this nice? :)
January 11, 2007

Sale everywhere


Let's go shopping :)
January 10, 2007

Today was a sunny day


It is not usual to have that warm and sunny weather in Prague during January. But I don't complain. The usual at this time is cold, cloudy, mud, muddy snow and more mud.
There is National theatre in the picture as I captured it on my way from work to school. Well, I could use subway but this is much much better. Don't you think? :) There's Vltava river and Prague Castle on the left which you can't see, obviously. I should post them later.
January 9, 2007

Prague's biggest post office


Entry to Prague's biggest post office in Jindrisska street. It is open 24 hours a day and is very beautiful inside, you ought to see. It is very close to Wenceslas square and as you can't miss Wenceslas square while in Prague, you can visit this post office, too. Jindrisska street crosses the square just in the middle.
January 8, 2007

Palace of books on Wenceslas Square


One of my favorite bookstores in Prague. This one has a wonderful choice of art books, photography books, fashion books and I think it's the only place in Prague where you can get a moleskine (cheaper then I got it from eBay). I go there every now and then and spend there a lot of time browsing the books. Today I bought a bunch of postcards to send to a random postcrosser somewhere in the world. Have you ever heard of Postcrossing.com?

Oh... and the bookstore is in the upper part of Wenceslas Square.
January 7, 2007

Nuselsky most - (former) best place for suicide in Prague


This bridge is called Nuselsky most. It has a subway inside and a lot of people commited suicide by jumping from it. Fortunately it's not happening now. The construction on the edges is hard to climb. But you can still jump under the subway train at the nearby station... I know, this wasn't funny. See you tomorrow, hopefully.
January 6, 2007

Relax near Nuselsky bridge, Prague


This is a wonderful place near Nuselsky bridge to sit and relax. Although there is a 4-lane road just a few meters from here with a very bad traffic.