Prague in winter, a magical city? Yes, I have been in Prague over the Christmas to celebrate the holidays with my mum. As soon as I arrived home, my mum had some health problems and I could not leave her alone. Since end of December I have done some travelling between Alicante and Prague. My mum is fine now, everything is back to normal and I am very grateful for that.
Prague in winter can have a magical spell. If you forget the snow, ice and frost, it can be very romantic. During all of my visits we had temperatures just bellow zero, so no chance for the snow to melt. I have experienced streets and pavements covered with a solid layer of ice. The Prague city center is always without these problems, but my mum lives in a quiet residential area and snow or are not cleaned on a daily base. No comparison to the climate near Alicante.
Today I want to share with you some “grey in grey” impressions from a foggy winter day Prague. The sun was hidden behind the clouds, no chance to see blue skies.
Have a great time and enjoy life!
During my last visit to Prague I went with my Mum on a day trip through western Bohemia to see some works of the architect Jan Santini Aichel (1677 – 1723). All the sites we have visited are very impressing, specially knowing that the author is nearly 300 years dead. The ground plans of this baroque architect show many star variations.
First stop was at Hubenov visiting a farm-house that is in private hands. The owners started with the restoration work with lot of enthusiasm and patience.
Our second stop was at Marianska Tynice – a pilgrimage site near the monastery in Plasy.
In a small village Mladotice we visited a chapel.
The interesting thing about this chapel is that the exterior and interior perimeters are the same. The outside walls are very smooth, but in the interior the walls follow a star pattern.
The last stop was at the monastery in Kladruby. Very impressing, the church is a real hidden gem.
Hope you have enjoyed a photo visit to the architectural treasures of western Bohemia and maybe one day, you shall visit them personally.
Thanks for stoping, Barbora
What is PPM? It is Prague Patchwork Meeting and it was held this year for the tenth time. It takes place each year on the first weekend in April. As I haven’t to this meeting since many years, I thought it was time to go back and enjoy the exhibition as well as the fabric shops concentrated all on one site. There was lots see – wonderful patchwork quilts as well as art quilts. I’ll be posting some photos after the stash ones.
These are all the new fabrics I got :
I love the two FQ bundles with different colors and patterns from the Sun Prints collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. The colors are so rich a saturated, you can see each thread on the photos.
I couldn’t pass a shop with Kaffe Fassett prints without buying a few of them. Love the colors as well as the designs.
I didn’t have any grey fabrics in my collection and I found some wonderful shades, exactly what I was looking for. And some Ivory from Kona Solids – there are never enough neutrals in a stash.
Lime and oranges are always handy colors, bright and shiny.
So now is time to share some photos from the Prague Patchwork Meeting exhibition. I only took photos of the quilts I really liked. They are more art quilts then ordinary every day ones, but interesting to see. The following piece of art called Metamorphosis is my very favorite. The theme and idea, colors, precise quilting – all matches perfectly.
I shall post a few more photos from the Prague Patchwork Meeting next time.
Wishing all followers and readers a wonderful weekend, happy stitching,
Last week we went for a day to Alicante. This city is a small mystery to me – every time I go back it is like going there for the first time. Even though I know Alicante for 20 years now, there is always something new to see each time I go back. The marina and wonderful beaches, the avenues that invite for a stroll, the parks and plazas with centenary ficus trees that give a perfect shade and coolness in the summer, the castle of Santa Barbara with a panoramic view. Not to forget the bars, cafes and restaurants as well as great shops!
And also a few sunrise impressions when I walk the dog. All photos were taken with iPhone6, all sunrise photos are in original with no filters.
Thanks for stopping, have a wonderful Sunday and a good start into the new week!
Instead of posting about quilting I would like to share here with you some photo impressions from my last visit to Prague. A late afternoon walk at the Petrin Park with wonderful views over the city, Prague Castle and the mini Eifel tower on top of Petrin Hill. The tower is worth visiting, the views in all directions are spectacular.
Village atmosphere near where my Mum lives in the district of Prague 6.
Enjoying a nice cup of coffee at the Pavilon in Prague 2 Vinohrady. It is an old market hall converted into modern furniture shops and interior design offices.
Moments from our visit to Santa Pola marina and the nearby lighthouse on New Year´s Day.
Now, back to sewing and quilting. Have a wonderful weekend,