Prague - A Sidewalk Safari through Nové and Staré Město

A trip to Prague generally centers around the new (nové) and old (staré) towns.  We emerged from the tram at the top of Charles Square (Karlovo náměstí) and admired the building that houses the regional museum.
We looked out at a more modern quarter beyond with clear Art Deco influences.
We walked down the square and into a shopping arcade topped with beautiful stained glass.
Prague's own answer to the Bridge of Sighs stood nearby.
We were drawn in by the amazing Art Nouveau architecture of the Municipal House.
We loved these traditional Art Nouveau accents inside.
As we were leaving we passed through a grand cafe lit with brilliant chandeliers.  If it wasn't so overpriced, we might have stopped in for coffee and cake.
We continued on toward the Staré Město, admiring the buildings as we went.
We wound our way through a narrow back alley and then suddenly emerged into the throng of tourists on the main square.
The scene is definitely picturesque but definitely a bit overrun.  Prague is tourist-central.
People gathered around waiting for the Astronomical Clock to chime the hour.
We escaped from the square and peeked our heads into a nearby church.  The painted dome ceiling was inspiring.
Outside again, we passed this statue of an eagle which seemed to be holding up the arch of this building.
We enjoyed the small touches, like this sculpture on the corner of a building...
...and viewing the spires of Prague from a distance.
The fellow seemed ready to swoop down on us.
This statue felt a bit creepy to me.
We sat down for a coffee at Caffe del Sole.  Before we could get on the internet and receive fair warning about this place, we'd already placed our order.  The coffee is incredibly over-priced and they add in a mandatory 20% tip.  We left slightly less tip and made a mad dash before they could chase us in indignation as they apparently have done to others on Yelp.  Avoid!
At least the strudel was tasty...
We finished our initial walk through Prague on the banks of the Vltava where we looked out at the Charles Bridge and Castle beyond.  More on that soon...We were definitely smiling as the sun had finally started to shine!



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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Prague - A Sidewalk Safari through Nové and Staré Město
Prague - A Sidewalk Safari through Nové and Staré Město
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