Tuesday, March 21, 2006
No.18 is Prague !
hey babes and babas !! wassup folks ?? we've now come to the wonderful city of Prague .. and as i dont know it all that well either .. guess we'll discover it together !!

Prague is a great city to walk around in cos of all the cobblestones. The main sightseeing areas of Prague are separated by the Vltava River. On the left bank there is the Prague Castle area and the Lesser Town. The right bank is home to the Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, and the New Town. Spanning the Vltava River and connecting the Old Town and Lesser Town is the beautiful Charles Bridge.

The heart of Prague's historical center is the Old Town Square. There are many gothic spires like the spires of the Týn Church over the square and the Astronomical Clock with the famous hourly display of the 12 apostles on the Old Town Hall.The Old Town Hall tower is an amazing climb with a great view of the square and beyond. Walk around the square to check out beautiful sculptures and buildings all around and even some of the oldest synagogues in europe!!

It is said that egg yolks were mixed into the mortar to strengthen the construction of the Charles Bridge. (Maybe someone shud give that idea to the bmc.. well atleast for the flyovers .. most of the roads they build are dug up by the bmc themselves.) During the day the towers on both sides of the Charles bridge are accessible to ppl. The tower on the Old Town side, gives a wonderful view especially during sunsets and sunrises.

Baroque (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baroque) statues are placed on either side of Charles Bridge. The most popular statue is of St.John of Nepomuk, a Czech martyr saint who was executed by being thrown into the Vltava from the bridge. Touching the statue is supposed to bring good luck and ensure your return to Prague.

Prague Castle is the largest castle area in the world. Its three courtyards and a number of magnificent buildings cover over 18 acres, most of which is amazingly beautiful...

The New Town was built 600 years ago, and today it has numerous businesses, hotels and banks, as well as department stores, boutiques, and a few malls. The New Town is also home to the Café Slavia, the National Theatre, the Dancing House, the Charles Square, the Jindřišská Tower, the State Opera and Wenceslas Square.

Czech food is not really for the die hard vegetarians ... but what i personally found most interesting is the sauerkraut, the fruit filled dumplings, and the apple strudel. It is apparently not even for the calorie conscious cos they love their butter (máslo) there !! (my kinda ppl)

and now .. on .. we go upwards the list .. next .. i shall meet u in Copenhagen !!

posted by Ipshi @ 10:37 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At Mon Mar 27, 07:53:00 PM, Anonymous anand said…

    That was really informative.. three cheers to all the effort put in.. i'm sure a lot of sweat and blood went into searching the information, mayb as much as it took to build the city of Prague itself..
    Also it seems to be a very romantic place ;) i'm sure atleast for the two of us its gonna be, considering all the sculptures, buildings and artifacts.
    Good "going".. keep up the great skillful writing.. waiting to explore Copenhagen with you!
    God bless and take care!

     
  • At Tue Apr 04, 08:30:00 PM, Anonymous anand said…

    :(( i thought you would have come up with Copenhagen.. Well, dont go by the look of the sad face, i'm sure you're making it really jazzy..
    Congrats! finally you have made 'Prague' made look more lively by adding images to it.. OMG! The tower clock is such an amazing piece of ancient architectural work, really worth the 'time'!!
    Best of luck for your journey ahead, march steadily towards No. 1, i'm gonna be there reading it always, keep up the good work..

     
  • At Wed Apr 05, 09:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anusha said…

    You did update some pics out here rite,,,looked a bit different I thought.

    When are you getting ahead? I check your blog twice a day to see if there's any update... hmm

    Maybe you could write about regular stuff inbetween the travelogue so us folks can read something while you prolly research on your cities. :)

     
  • At Thu Apr 06, 02:17:00 PM, Blogger eisha said…

    Oh ya, completely agree with Anooosha. Continue with ur regular stuff na while u r researching, i just love to read ur blog.
    And yes Prague looks more colourful now :)

     
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