Last day in Prague
You know what?
I love Art Deco! I think I want to redecorate everything Art Deco. Art Deco and Alphonse Mucha. Alphonse Mucha and Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau and Gustav Klimt. (sigh)
Today I was very excited, because I was meeting my second cousin Marian, (son of my cousin…is that how you say it? Second cousin? I never know), for lunch. I have him on my FB and we’ve known of each other for a few years now but never managed to meet, but I went to see his brilliant performance last night.
I got a sneaky idea. I
stole gently borrowed an image from his FB from the production last night so you could get the feeling. (Hope you don’t mind Marian) That’s Marian and his leading lady Andrea.
Well, we finally met last night after the performance and we spent the whole afternoon walking around Prague and getting to know each other.
We stopped for lunch and then up here on this roof top for a drink and then I spied the tower where he preformed the play. I didn’t have a chance to see the view from up there last night and so we decided to go have a look.
This is the view down the tower where you can see the small marble and slate cobbles the sidewalks are made from. The streets are made form much larger cobbles.
And that ancient tower is so tall that one can see over the whole city in 360 degrees.
The view to Hradcany, (the castle district), with that huge Gothic church is my favourite view. Can you see how pink the light is?
Sadly, all things must end, and so we hugged and said goodbye and promised to keep in touch, and, after a little rest, I headed back into the evening town to do a bit of shopping.
Stood in front of the Orloj and heard it strike nine pm, and I walked and walked around some more till night.
I love Prague. I love Prague in the sunshine, and in the rain.
A big piece of my heart is right here. Safely cradled in pink light and shinning with gold.
Such a beautiful city and the light is so lovely. A soft blush with a shimmer of gold. I too love Alphonse Mucha and have a Pinterest board devoted to him. I remember wallpapering a ‘feature wall’ in my bedroom at 13. I still remember my Mother asking unsure about it – are you sure THIS is it?! I was totally in love : ) and it remained up until I married and left home and my Mother sold the house. It wasn’t till I was in my later years that I realized that the paper, covered in beautiful art nouveau ladies, was by Alphonse Mucha. I am now 55 and if I saw that paper today I would put it back up : ). Such is love. Thanks for sharing Prague with us, have a happy journey to England. Patty/NS
Loved following you around ! What a beautiful city!
Thank you for sharing the lovely photos.
Thank you so much Sharon. So lovely to have you stop by. 😀
I also adored prague, it is one of my favourite cities! And once you get away from the tourist areas the people are great. I especially loved the door handles, wonderful photos, some I even recognise.. take care.. c
Oh my gosh Celi, don’t talk to me of the doors! I’d just like to steal every one and bring it home. One day I’ll show you my EXTENSIVE collection of door photographs. What am I like? 😀
regardless of the degree of distance in family relations all my cousins are just my cousins .. family is family .. have so enjoyed seeing prague through your eyes .. xo
I agree. I’ve completely adopted Marian already 😀 xo
Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures. My grandmother and other relatives came over on a boat in the early 1900’s…so part of my heritage lies in the former Czechoslovakia. Beautiful architecture….must visit some day! 😉
Wow, isn’t that nice to know? I love learning about family connections. My family is originally Austrian, but somehow…war related I think…ended up in Bohemia, thru the Bohemian Empire and in Prague, where I was born. So cool. You really must come visit one day. 😀
Art Deco speaks to me as well. I feel at home when I see it. Who knows why, it’s certainly nothing to do with my heritage or early environment this life. Your connection with Prague is wonderfully conveyed by your words and pictures.
Does it really Ella? That’s wonderful. I think it’s more than just Prague to me. It’s also Hercule Poirot and all those Agatha Christie books, and the roaring 20’s, and young Ernest Hemingway and Picasso and happiness and freedom before WWII…a golden time. 😀
How wonderful meeting your second cousin & having that family connection…..what a beautiful city…& beautiful photos! Thank you for taking us along!
Thank you for having a look Sally. I love it here in Prague. Hope to come back very soon. 😀
Thank you for a nice day.
It was a wonderful day Marian. Thank you so much. 😀 Keep in touch. x
Prague looks like such a magnificently beautiful city, and what fun getting to meet your cousin at last. I’ve always wanted to visit Prague, and your photos just reinforced that desire…sigh – someday. I too love all things art deco and art nouveau, and have developed a true fascination with art deco jewelry in particular.
Oh Art Deco jewellery is to die for! You cans till find it pretty cheaply round Vancouver and England, but I think the days of cheap Art Deco are numbered. You know, I decided to learn silversmithing this year and started a Pinterest board of my kind of jewellery, and, after collecting the images for a while, most of them turned out to be Art Deco! 😀
My husband travels abroad and says Prague is his favorite place to go. I can see why! So beautiful! What a nice treat to get to know distant relatives.