Photo Essay: The Beauty’s in the Details in Prague

by Ekua on April 2, 2012 in captured on memory card,Czech Republic

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.

Colorful buildings.

Park benches.

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.

Ornate buildings.

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.

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herbchikes April 3, 2012 at 4:45 am

I enjoyed your photos, one of the great things about traveling Europe is all the fantastic eye candy.

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Ekua April 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Thanks! Yeah, I think being from the States, it can be a fun change to see places that were built with a lot of imagination and artistry.

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Fly Girl April 6, 2012 at 6:52 am

I’ve always been interested in Prague’s art-loving focus. I love the fanciful quality, your pix do illustrate the fairy tale vibe of this city.

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Ekua April 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Thanks 🙂

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Johnny Peacock April 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Great detail shots!! When I was there I struggled to get my lens off the incredible panoramas and landmarks. When I go back I’ll be sweating the details a bit more.

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Ekua April 10, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I was just all around picture happy… most of my Prague posts will be photos!

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