Stumbling into Prague - where's the trains?

Prague Travel Blog

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The entrance to our Prague apartment building. Notice the patio restaurant next door.
Our apartment manager arranged for a driver to meet us at the Prague airport (it was less than the cost of a taxi and much more fun to have someone waiting for us by the baggage claim.  One of the other passengers on the plane thought we were with a touring entertainment company since we had an "entourage".  I was tempted to sign autographs. 

The apartment was everything I'd hoped - in an historic building - it had satellite TV, free wi-fi, ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, kitchen equipment (not that I'm likely to cook), sitting area, large bed - around 500 sq. ft (the apartment, not the bed). All very, very clean.   It's 2 blocks from Old Town Square and one block from the Metro on a quiet side street.
Old Town Square in Prague
  All this space and luxury for about $150/night, taxes included.  The nearest hotel was running a special rate of only $315/night!!  If all our apartment reservations are this good, I'll never stay in a hotel in Europe again.

The apartment manager helped us get settled, gave us keys to the doors and explained the elevator.  We set off to walk around town to stay awake untill nightfall.  (The jet-lag wipes me out for days if I don't force my way through it the first day so we walk to stay awake.)  I took photos.  Hey it's what I love to do and I love interesting buildings so Prague is a wonderland to me. 

NOTE:  I've posted photos of Prague before and many of the other travBuddies have too, so this time I'll try to photograph more unusual scenes.
St. Nicholas church chandelier
  I probably won't be able to keep myself from adding a few of the standard sights but I will try to concentrate on interesting things that aren't as well known.  So, of course, there's one photo of Old Town Square, but several photos of the interior of St Nicholas church on Old Town Square.

We got tickets to an evening concert in St. Nicholas church (my husband said he heard all of it even better with his eyes closed but at least he didn't snore).  It was an hour of music from the church organ and a violinist.  We heard Vivaldi, Bach, Dvorak played at sunset as warm light came through the stained glass windows and the acoustics of the church surrounded us with music to match the colors of the light. 

Sybaritic says:
Beautiful photos Pam! I'm so excited to be watching your journey.

I have a friend whose daughter spent a semester of school in Prague. I'm going to forward your site to her.

Have a wonderful time and keep those photos coming!
Posted on: Sep 05, 2008
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The entrance to our Prague apartme…
The entrance to our Prague apartm…
Old Town Square in Prague
Old Town Square in Prague
St. Nicholas church chandelier
St. Nicholas church chandelier
My husband standing by the apartme…
My husband standing by the apartm…
the apartment manager and our driv…
the apartment manager and our dri…
view from the apartment window
view from the apartment window
nearby building decoration
nearby building decoration
St. Nicholas church altar
St. Nicholas church altar
St. Nicholas church dome
St. Nicholas church dome
St. Nicholas church
St. Nicholas church
Prague
photo by: vulindlela