Monday, September 19, 2016

Prague - Malá Strana

Hard to know where to even start with Prague because it's such a gorgeous city and so full of amazing architecture, which is always my weakness. So maybe we'll just start where it did in the 9th century, with Prague Castle perched above the Vltava River.

It has a pretty commanding view itself:

Church of St. Nicolas

Garden Pavilion of the American Embassy

Old Monastery:

Old heavily reinforced foundation walls

A steep proposition to walk down from, too!

Lovely tracery gates

 Sgraffito work on the buildings, done by applying layers of very thin plaster of different colors over the surface, then scratching through to reveal the layer(s) below, forming the pattern:

Guard at the Mattias Gate of Prague Castle

Presidential Palace:

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