Happy 2017! A great way to start off the new year is with some new travels. My decision to travel to Prague, Czech Republic was on a whim. If you’ve never been to Prague, as most travelers haven’t, then you’re really missing out. Of all the beautiful countries in Europe, Czech Republic is one of the few I’ve never explored so I had to give it a go. I’ve heard good things and seen good photos so I figured me and my camera may really enjoy it. Simply put, the city is magic. In January it is cold and snowy and may not be for those who can’t tolerate a daily temperature of 25 degrees but for a snow lover it’s paradise. I couldn’t help but being reminded of childhood storybooks while walking the streets. In Eastern Europe Christmas is celebrated well into January so Prague is incredibly festive after the new year. Prague is worth the journey and I love shooting this beautiful city.

Quality architecture is always a sign of a special city and Prague is full of it. A few locations in particular are amazing. Old Town Square is the major must see of the city. The square hasn’t changed too much since the 14th century and has amazing architectural features like the Prague Orloj (The Astronomical Clock), The Gothic Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, and The Church of Saint Nicholas. The Christmas market runs through January and this amazing world renowned market is really something special. Just google the term “World’s Best Christmas Markets” and Prague’s Old Town Square will surely be at the top of the list.  Charles Bridge would be another marvel of this beautiful city. In the snowfall, crossing the bridge is incredible. The River Vltava is one of the most beautiful in Europe too. Everyday in Prague I crossed this bridge even if it was out my way. It’s lined with golden statues and gives great views of the city. Prague has amazing history. You can see it all over.

For food lovers Prague is amazing! Walking along the streets there is often the smell of an open fire somewhere in the distance. Every other block there is a smoking pig or hunk of meat and a man with an ax ready to chop wood to kindle the fires. Also many many desserts are fresh made on the streets. My favorite was Tdrelnik. Truly the most beautiful sight in the city is these spinning pastries cooking over hot coals, covered in cinnamon sugar, and then filled with cream. The smell alone is brilliant. The Czech are excellent at dessert.

 

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