Photo Essay: Peace and Beauty Atop Petrin Hill in Prague

by Ekua on May 15, 2012 in captured on memory card,Czech Republic,why i travel

On my last afternoon in Prague, I walked up Petrin Hill to look out over the red roofs and gold-topped spires of the city aglow in the light of waning sun. As I made my way to the top, I found the views I was searching for and so much more:

It’s amazing how easily you can find calm spaces in crowded summertime Prague. Aside from the Charles Bridge area, it was much quieter on the other side of River Vltava. Just a little way up Petrin Hill I found even more serenity.

Pears and view.

The path less traveled.

Down below, the crowded Charles Bridge.

Broken ornaments decorated the outside of the fantastical Reon Argondian Gallery.

Through some iron gates I came across this garden where a woman was painting the scene.

This garden was pure joy.

 As if the first garden wasn’t amazing enough, around the corner I found another garden full of vibrant roses.

More fantastic views of Prague.

A nice spot for music making.

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hannahinhanoi May 17, 2012 at 2:11 am

Gorgeous photos, especially those red roses on the white trellis and that peach-colored one you took from the side. The light shining through the petals was perfect.

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Ekua May 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thanks 🙂 I could’ve spent all day taking pictures of these gardens!

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Naomi May 17, 2012 at 2:53 am

That looks like the PERFECT place to spend a summer day!! Everyone should have a view like that to look at 😉

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Ekua May 21, 2012 at 11:05 pm

It was pretty great! Imagine how much happier the world would be if there were more places like this for the public to enjoy…

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Lauren May 17, 2012 at 4:25 am

Love spending days at a park, especially with a view. Nice post!

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Ekua May 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I love a great park as well, and this was a whole hill with multiple parks and gardens… so awesome!

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Sunee May 17, 2012 at 4:29 am

I think that woman was doing a marvelous job of capturing the gardens on canvas. What a great souvenir that would have made!

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Ekua May 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Yeah, she was doing a good job and she seemed so happy while she was painting. Pretty much the ultimate location to work in, huh?

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