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:
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.
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.
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,
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 :The 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.
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
Since living for so long in south-east Spain, near the Mediterranean Sea, we hardly ever see snow. In all the 20 years we had snow just once – on the mountain tops approx. 30 km in land. And it stayed only for a day. Snow is like a coin for me : on one side I am fascinated with this white layer of something magical; on the other side I hate it – it is cold and wet.
Anyway, I could not resist to take some more photos.
Hope this snow will melt quickly and warm spring will soon take over from winter!
Thanks for visiting, Barbora
Yesterday I came back home from Prague. I sorted out the pictures I made and would like to share my impressions of the city (or the neighborhood area where I used to live). This is not far away from the castle Hradcany, but not many tourist come to see these secluded spots.
The above picture is a caption in the park Kampa, near the Moldau river. A happy guy was drinking wine and sleeping his siesta.
Whilst my stay in the Czech Republic we also went to the summer-house of my uncle Ales and I discovered a nice portrait of my grandmother painted by my grandfather.
Now it is time to get back to my patchwork and quilting projects, the sewing machine is already waiting. I also had some time for fabric shopping – more about new stash in my next post
This and next week I am on an unexpected visit in Prague. My father Vaclav died this Tuesday after a short illness at the age of 85. I came to be with my mum in this complicated time. My parents got married 1951 and celebrated this summer 61 years together.
So, no sewing and not a lot of blogging in the next few weeks. I need some time to understand this situation and learn to live with it.