Prague in the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful, romantic and culturally interesting places we’ve visited. As an economic, political and cultural center of Central Europe it has a history rare among European cities. Important for centuries as a European capital, Prague has served as residence for Bohemia kings and Holy Roman Emperors. It’s architecture spans Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Unique in Europe, Prague’s architecture is original having been spared bombing and destruction during the last centuries European and World Wars. The many castles, churches, bridges and cathedrals dating back to the Romanesque period are all are on display in their original condition.
More than a pretty place to visit, the country has recent history as part of the Soviet dominated Warsaw Pact and as a result of the Prague Spring, now enjoys political independence. This liberation informs their daily perspective with feelings and thoughts that as Americans we are likely to take for granted. Besides being home to an independent, intellectual, thoughtful and gracious people, Prague has strong cultural institutions with music, dance and theatre widely available reflecting the many facets of their history.
Prague also enjoys a wonderful cuisine that integrates traditional Eastern European staples in addition to French, Italian and other international influences. As we plan everyday around where we are going to dine, we found Prague to be an exceptional place to visit. Home to the world’s first brewery, founded in 933, the Czech Republic has been serving beer that compliments the regional cuisines in the many pubs and restaurants providing a local setting for social interaction. We found Prague to be wonderful in every way and we’re already planning a trip back to the Czech Republic…
All images were taken with Fuji X100s with 23mm f2.0 lens or Galaxy S8 in RAW format, processed in Lightroom Classic 8.3