I decided to take a solo day a few weeks ago and went to the Castle by myself to take pictures and have a look around. It was some of the first sun we had seen in awhile and I was determined to spend the time outside whether anyone else was coming with me or not.
|For some reason I decided to start at the bottom of the hill.|
It is actually possible to take a tram up to the top and work your way down. In fact, my favorite monk beer is passed the castle at the top of the hill. But, alas, I wanted to take a picture of a monument by Malostranka station, so I had to walk up. This meant walking against the steady flow of tourists coming down from the castle.
|But I managed to get up all of those steps and through all of those people relatively unscathed.|
|I love this are of town because of the |
architecture of even the simplest of buildings.
|Petřín lookout tower from Prague Castle.|
|Funny thing about castles, they're really just complexes.|
A really bad ass cathedral though.
|And of course it wouldn't be complete without |
some big phallus penetrating the sky.
|And since it's air-conditioned my pictures will look great!|
|This reminds me of Michelangelo's La Pietà for some reason.|
|Every country I've lived in has had a|
Red, White and Blue flag.
From the castle gates you really can understand what I mean by the fact that a castle is really just a building complex with a cathedral in the middle. Observe:
|And it actually looks oddly similar to Buckingham Palace from this side.|
|Started below the castle, now I'm above the castle.|
|The view from Strahov.|
|Yay, that sun's going down!|
|Mmmm, Shrovetide beer.|
|Petřín Tower from Strahov at night.|