Prague/Berlin | Photo Evidence Pt. I

We're back! Prague was extraordinary for junk shops, out of this world beauty, carbo loading, jaw droppingly cheap beer (a component of the carbo loading), an exchange rate that nearly had us doing cartwheels and weather that was very fittingly Eastern European... 
 
Porter, on the lookout from the road up to Prague Castle...


Fueling up at Paul, the cute French bakery chain around the corner from our hotel in Andel.


Port in Mala Strana...

The Czechs do good fonts...

Maturity at the great Museum Kampa...

That pirate's dagger could probably come in handy - the cops warned us that this was certainly the wrong side of the tracks, an area to be avoided by all except French speaking children...
 
On the Charles Bridge...

At Lokal, which became just that.  Those head-sized pilsners cost $1.50. (Can't find a link online, but it's right next door to the Traveller's Hostel near the Old Town Square)



On the Charles Bridge...


Leaving Prague Castle...


Early arrival at the National Theater for opening night of the Nutcracker.

(Besides Lokal and the wonderful Cukrkavalimonada, Prague's restaurants tended to be a little dated or touristy - like a sea of choices in which people had gone nuts sponge painting walls to add texture and then added bad chairs - so we opted to head to Berlin for a quick little jaunt on Thursday (more on that in the following post)...

5 comments

  1. I really like your scarf in that fourth picture - I've never seen one in that color combination before.

  2. LPC says:

    Oh yay. Prague is sort of my Emerald City...

  3. Kimberly says:

    What a wonderful life....Jet setting suits you! Your images are wonderful. More like a Vogue layout than photo evidence!!
    xxx kim

  4. Thank you so much, Kim! God, it was fun. Dale, the scarf is the J.Press for the Devon/Dorset Regiment. That orange stripe photographs so well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_and_Dorset_Regiment

  5. My fiance has long wanted to take me to Prague, and it's somewhere I keep meaning to visit, but your post has tipped me over the edge and I now NEED to go!

    Wonderful junks shops, prettiness abounding, loads of carbs and cheap beer? Sounds like my idea of Heaven!

    Lovely photos, too. :)

    We just got back from Berlin and adored it, especially our favourite bar in the whole world (now) The Green Door, and the stunningly beautiful Schloss Charlottenburg, which I took about 6780 pictures of (well, a lot anyway)...