"Praha: Almost too beautiful to be real!" Prague by acemj

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I've heard that this place was influential in some of the architectural designs at Disneyland. If you ask me, that's an insult to Prague! Disneyland is a land of make believe, a product of the mind of one man named Walt. Prague is the product of time. Hundreds of years of lives lived in its environs, of meals cooked, of babies birthed, of histories unfolded, all of which mark it indelibly with a character with which Uncle Walt's world cannot compete.
The streets of Prague (or Praha) are worn. Walking through Old Town, I began to wonder if the wear and tear was due to the age of the place or all of the many tourists that the fall of Communism has ushered in. Nevertheless, it is not the street surface that will draw your attention. The entire city is like a giant tapestry, perfectly varied in its design, full of a splendid array of outstanding and exemplary architecture. Gothic towers, Baroque facades, and Romanesque columns surround you as you weave your way through the twisting streets of Old Town.

  • Last visit to Prague: May 2001
  • Intro Updated Dec 10, 2003
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  • Laura_Mexico's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Hey, nice to hear from you, thanks for the wishes! So you're in Turkey!? WOW, lucky you! Thanks for stopping by in the middle of your trip. Looking forward to seeing your new page(s) soon! Hug :)

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    Mar 18, 2006 at 4:33 AM

    Hi there! I'd like to visit Prague! Have you been to Karlovy Lazne Disco? They say it's the best club in Middle Europe.. Greetings from Italy. Marco.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2005 at 9:31 PM

    Great pages on a beautiful place! Lovely pictures ... St. Vitius Cathedral and the Astro Clock are quite stunning. Couldn't agree with you more about Big Mac :)

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 8:49 AM

    The panorama is very Excellent! Wish I can visit here one day

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2004 at 4:33 PM

    Wow I never seen Charles Bridge so empty, it seems that you had it to yourself. I have also learnt to say word like "Dobry den" due to my three visits of Prague

  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2004 at 8:14 AM

    Great page with great tips. Thks for sharing.

  • Jan 6, 2004 at 10:21 AM

    Dobry den Mark !!! I love your Parisian point of view!!;-) Hope you didn't miss a dance with the dancing building!! :-) Brilliant photos!!!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2003 at 5:06 PM

    Not in a can, Mark, not in a can! :S

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2003 at 11:18 AM

    Dekuji for the wonderful page! I love the B&W photos! Prague is still just a dream of mine! I agree with Nat on the McD's statement!! LOL

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2003 at 9:29 AM

    Might be one of my next European stops! I'll bet there's a McDonald's franchise in hell.

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