December 19, 2016

Prague Stopover

Passing through Prague last week, I enjoyed its Christmassy atmosphere.

My first stop from the airport was a neighborhood called Zizkov, where I had to run some errands. When I finished, I opted to enjoy the city before I'd move on to my next plan.

The weather was rather gloomy as the sky was painted with a thick color of industrial grey, so I picked my first destination to check out accordingly. Just a few blocks from the offices I visited is a freight train station from 1936, disused since 2002. Nowadays, the buildings serve mostly as warehouses, and the rails gradually blend with nature.

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Geometrical shapes of weathered walls complemented the freezing weather nicely.

From here, I took a tram to the historic downtown where I took a walk. The hazed greyish sky worked well with the decayed facility; however, it didn't do justice to all the neat structures in the old town.

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Nevertheless, as every time I am in Prague, I was surprised how pretty it is.

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Nevermind the cold weather, tourists everywhere.

Nevermind the cold weather, tourists everywhere.

The light situation rapidly improved with dusk..

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At that time, I was getting towards the Staromestske Namesti (the Old Town Square).

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Pictured below, those towers are among the things which make the square famous. The left one is the Old Town Hall, and the two behind are the Church of Our Lady before Týn.

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The square is also a place where the city put a massive Christmas tree every year.

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Under the tree is a Christmas market with a myriad of people. An interesting fact, a CNN Travel article from earlier this month placed it among the world's best Christmas markets. I just passed and browsed decorated streets around.

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..and eventually moved on to the things I had scheduled for the evening.

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If you enjoyed the pics of Prague above, you might also like my older articles about the city:

One nice early-spring day I grabbed my camera and took a walk through Prague.

"Enjoying Prague"

my first two weeks after I've returned from the USA.

"What’s up in Europe, Pt1"

Thanks for reading.

Published by: Jakub Stepanovic in Stories

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