Travel adventures – Prague Castle
As promised in my last post on Prague I will now take you for a little tour through the Prague Castle complex.
The most noticable building in the castle is the St. Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral is the biggest in the country and was founded in its current form on 1344. It contains the tombs of many bohemian kings and emperors and it is so big, that being around it there is no angle that would make it fit into the picture from top to bottom.
See what I mean? On the inside it worked a little better. But still: Either ceiling or floor!
I am a sucker for big old churches, but I have to say, that this trip made me realize, that gothic architecture is not my kind of style. BUT I have to admit, that the glass windows of the St. Vitus Cathedral took my breath away.
Isn’t this beautiful? And look at all those details. How long it must have taken to complete these huge windows.
Also the colors are simply insane.
On this one I specifically loved how detailed the faces of the people were. You can see every little wrinkle – on faces made from GLAS!
Or am I mistaken and these are just made from foil? However I have two more:
This one I had to take for one of my best friends whos last name happens to be Wenzel (Fee, of course I thought of you!) and this one I had to include.
Why? Because it showed us, that finally on this grey and cold day the sun came out!
After the St. Vitus Cathedral we continued our tour through the ballroom of the castle…
… that made me suddenly all jittery wanting to take to the floor and shake a leg. Instead we explored all the various corners of the castle and found beautiful old books.
I don’t remember how old exactly they are, but I remember being mesmerized by those beautiful bindings. I want all of my books to look like this. Fun fact: These books actually were law books from ancient times so my boyfriend (being a lawyer and all) was eager to plan were to set up his office and his secretary’s table. We decided to go for the room with the best view.
I mean obviously, no? Who wouldn’t want to work with this view? Of course this was not where our adventures ended. We explored the castle a lot more and were incredibly exhausted after. So we threw over our plan for the day and went to have a good lunch instead. But more on this in the next post (Nyah, nyah!).