Understanding the popularity of Prague took only a matter of moments as I set out see the city on my first full day there. With all of its fanciful buildings and bridges, I felt like I’d entered a fairytale land — the kind of place you see in a movie, but you don’t think actually exists.
Whether I was in a touristy part of town or on an obscure side street, in all directions there were always wonderful aesthetic touches to capture in Prague — a great use of color, architectural details, flowers, and many gold-topped spires:
A statue of John of Nepomuk on the Charles Bridge.
Ornamental iron work on the side of a building.
Blooming flowers surround the Jan Hus Memorial in Old Town Square.
The spires of Tyn Church in Old Town Square.
Detail on a building in the Jewish Quarter.
Detail on the Basilica of St. James.
A sculpture at the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Old architecture reflected on a rare modern building.
A bit of Prague architecture embedded on the base of a lamp post.
The detail on this building was unreal.
An ornate lamp post on the Legii Bridge.
The spires of St. Nicolas Church.