Monday, January 12, 2009


Paul had a four day weekend after new years and so we decided this would be a great time to go to Prague. This beautiful city in the Czech Republic had long been on our to see list, and so we were so happy to be able make the trip.

This is another very long posting (I have a really hard time narrowing down the pictures), and so I'll try to keep the comments at a minimum. I hope you enjoy!

Prague is another beautiful river city.

Part of Pragues charm comes from it's beautiful Baroque buildings.

Almost everywhere you look you see steeples.

I don't know if we have one picture of Tristan while he was awake. To make a long story short I'll just say that Tristan did NOT sleep well when we were in Prague. Because of this he was a zombie during the day time. As you can see in this picture Tristan is bundled up so much that you can't see his face (Paul worried that he wouldn't be able to breath while I was just happy he was warm).

This was one of the royal guards at the gates of the Prague Castle.

We bought some warm cinnamon bread from this guy (its rolled up on that rotisserie/culing iron looking thing) -and it was delicious! It was perfect on that bitterly cold day.

Here is the Charles Bridge which has spectacular views ( I wasn't able to get any great pictures though because of the hoards of people).

This very interesting church is at the center of Pragues old part of town. Right across from it is this very interesting astronomical clock. (Below)

This city really did have so much character. This church is a good example of the architecture that can be found here, along side the beautiful baroque architecture. If any of you out there knows the term for this style (you know the count Dracula looking stuff) , please let me know.

This picture is for my Dad. One of my Dads favorite Chrismas songs (actually I don't know if its one of his favorites, but I only assume it is b/s we sing it every year) is Good King Wenceslas, and here the good king is. This statue of King W. sits at the head of a long boulevard named after him.

I got a kick out of this poster-I thought you might enjoy it as well.

At the end of our trip we got a wonderful sausage (it was huge, full of flavor and better than any brot I've had here in Germany) from this street side barbeque. It really was great!

Here's another view of the vendor. It was a popular spot as it was a cold day and the air was filled with the smells of these spicy sausages.

I know I didn't tell you much about the city, but if you have any questions feel free to ask.


Paul said...

We had a great time didn't we. Thanks for being our traveling catalyst.
Love Paul

Leslie said...

I can't wait for my turn!

Alisha said...

Great pictures. I feel like Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible should be popping out at any time :)

Jenn and Mike said...

You are so lucky to have the opportunity to visit so many places!

Julie said...

holly, I think the term is "Gothic." Loved the picts.--and I for one love the commentary that goes with the picts--it makes the picts all that more interesting. We love the long posts when you have such cool things to post like you guys do.

Stephanie said...

Very nice! It really makes me wish our assignment was overseas instead of in Vegas!

Doulabug said...

What a wonderful "photologue" of Prague! The pictues are just beautiful and make me get a real feel for the city.

Jen said...

We miss you guys so much!! Love the pictures although Mike says he's tired of all the old buildings...typical Mike! I am going to try to be better with our blog! Take care!

Deborah said...

I love Prague and have some fond memories of my few days there. The pictures are beautiful. It is a shame that Tristan won't remember any of this when he is older.

Anna said...

Your pictures are always beautiful.

Tristan Baier said...

Isn't that a statue of King Wenceslas, near the Prague castle?

Sara said...

It is awesome that you get to go to so many cool places while in Europe. I'm so jealous! How much longer will you be there?