I've just arrived in Prague and was walking to the restaurant when I heard people fighting. I was about to turn my head to see what happened when I heard a very loud voice of metal thing crashed behind my body. I jumped in shock to find out a big metal signboard lying just 30 cm from my feet.
Apparently a homeless man was furious because he didn't get money from the shop owner, he threw the signboard and almost hit me. Wow ! Such a warm welcome.
I've heard that Prague is not the safest city but I didn't expect to prove it within 5 minutes after I arrived.
|Welcome to Prague|
I was walking along the Mala Strana, near the Lennon Wall and I saw a lot of small locks on the gate over the canal. Legend has it that when you find your true love you carve your names on a lock and lock it onto the gate. You then throw the key in to the canal to seal your love.....something like that :)
I've seen another love lock tree during my visit to Russia. You can also find it in other cities around the world like Rome, Taipei, Seoul, Paris, etc...
|the narrowest street|
My local guide showed me the narrowest street in Prague which is in Little Quarter area. I found it interesting because it's so narrow that they put a traffic light there to avoid people colliding. The stairs are steep and goes from U Luzickeho seminare street to the Certovka restaurant, offering nice view of Charles Bridge.
|St John statue in Charles bridge|
The clock is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months
The Old Town Hall Tower, built in 1338, is one of the most striking buildings in Prague. Inside is a staircase and an elevator. For a fee, visitors can climb or ride to the top to experience terrific views over the Old Town Square and the rest of the Old Town.
|view from the top of astronomical clock tower|
Old Town Square is one of the most touristy place in Prague. I've been told that it's very crowded every single day. There were some traditional food stalls when I was there. I noticed one of the stall were roasting some huge chunks of pork that looked and smelled delicious. The meat tasted like salty smoked ham and was served with bread.
I also tried Trdelnik pastry which is sweet and the texture is flaky like puff pastry.
|of course I had to taste it :D|
|peeping through my Trdelnik pastry|
|sunset in Prague|
|night view at Wenceslas Square|
Would you like to visit Prague one day ?