prague in rain

Last Thursday I came back home from Prague. I left the city in rain, had one day with full sunshine and since yesterday we have here also rainy weather. As we have had hardly any rain since November we are really happy to see some water come down from the sky. This gave me also time to sort all the photos I have taken. Here a collage with cloudy impressions of the city, on the biggest photo is Charles Bridge over the river Vltava.prague before rain - skalabara.com

We have visited the historical Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace situated next to Charles Bridge that is a part of the Prague Gallery. The palace is worth visiting as it is in a very original state, with hardly any changes made over the centuries.

colloredo-mansfeld palace in prague - skalabara.com

interior colloredo-mansfeld palace prague - skalabara.com

rague detail from colloredo-mansfeld palace - skalabara.com

And as last some photos from Prague 6, with its green spaces, parks and a village atmosphere.

prague 6 - skalabara.com

Next time a quilting post, have a nice Sunday, Barbora

 

 

 

 

visit to kutna hora, czech republic

Last friday my mum and me went for a day trip to the town of Kutna Hora, about 60 miles east of Prague. The day was full of discoveries, magic places and history. The originally gothic Cathedral of St. Barbara :

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A short walk to the historical town centre passing the Jesuit College and a wonderful view of the church of St. James. Next to the statues there is a vineyard. We we lucky with the weather, it was a sunny day until we went back. Prague welcomed us with heavy rain and storm.

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Cute little lanes and streets in the historical part around the main square.

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The original stone well for water supply in the middle ages.

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Detail of the ossuary in the nearby village of Sedlec :

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This is all for the moment, next time some more impressions from Prague. Thanks for stopping, enjoy the rest of Sunday, Barbora

favorite panorama

Even though I left Prague many, many years ago, it is still my favorite city and I always love to come back, Walk through the historic quarters, visit cultural events and meet friends. So why write to many words – here some photos :

prague panorama with castle - skalabara.com

prague panorama petrin park - skalabara.com

Moldau river in the front, Kampa Park behind and Petrin Park on the hill with a small copy of the Eifel Tower build right at the top. A few impressions of the Lesser Town (Mala Strana) situated under the Prague Castle.

prague impressions - skalabara.com

I have taken last photos in the passage of Adria Palace which is on the Corner of Narodni and Jungmanova streets.

mosaic in prague - skalabara.com

I am enjoying the time with my Mum and quilting can wait. The weather in Prague is very warm for this time of the year and we have had a lot of sunshine.

Thanks for visiting, until next time and enjoy life, Barbora

just photos

Yesterday evening I have arrived back home from Prague. The weather there was warm for this time of year, Thursday and Friday the thermometer climbed even up to 17ºC (62F). Last year there was snow in the streets. We had some short showers, but I had to get out the umbrella only once. Here in Spain we have a stable weather condition since many weeks with clear skies and sunshine. The other day I read in the newspaper that we have had the warmest October since about 120 years. Nevermind the weather : there is no bad weather – it all depends on what you are wearing.

Here a few impressions from Prague 2 – Namesti Miru (Peace Square) with the neo gothic church of St. Ludmila and Vinohrady Theatre:

church of st. ludmila prague 2 - skalabara.com

namesti miru prague 2 - skalabara.com

namesti miru prague 2 - skalabara.com

Nearby the square you can find the old market hall (and before a factory) – today wonderfully restored and converted into a shop with designer furniture. Name : Vinohradska Trznice, found on the web under Pavilon.

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Before going on my trip I was happy to make some photos of starlings on the move. I haven´t seen before so may birds in the air, very impressive.

starlings on the move - skalabara.com

starlings on the move - skalabara.com

All photos taken with my iPhone 4. Hope I shall have some time for sewing and that my next post shall be about a new quilt (who knows), anyway thanks for stopping,

Barbora

back home from prague

The summer heat coming from Africa has spread through entire Europe. It doesn’t really matter where you are : in Prague or here in Spain. My one week vacation went sooooo quickly. I have enjoyed staying with Mum and didn’t even have time to look for some new patchwork fabrics. Here a few impressions from the Prague Castle – Hradcany area – I couldn’t believe that I managed to take pictures without any tourists :hidden secrets at prague castleThe next photos are from the quarter Vinohrady  with a house of prayer of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church called Husuv Sbor.  Just next to it is an original water tower that is now converted into apartments.

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My next projects are waiting for me – but should I get the machine out and start sewing or should I take a short (extended) holiday at home?

Thanks for stopping, happy sewing wherever you are, Barbora