charles bridge, prague, november 2018

When I went to Prague a few weeks ago, I passed over the Charles Bridge on a wonderful sunny autumn morning. The light was incredible and there were hardly any tourists on the Charles Bridge, I just had to take a few photos. Here a selection of my favorite ones :

charles bridge by sunrise - skalabara quilts

lesser town bridge towers prague - skalabara quilts

charles bridge 2 - skalabara quilts

charles bridge 1 - skalabara quilts

charles bridge 3 - skalabara quilts

petrin park prague - skalabara quilts

kampa prague - skalabara quilts

river vltava from charles bridge - skalabara quilts

The National Theater with the river Vltava on a foggy morning :

national theater prague - skalabara quilts

And a few autumn impressions from Prague 6 – Stresovice district :

autumn impressions prague 1 - skalabara quilts

autumn impressions prague 2 - skalabara quilts

autumn impressions prague 3 - skalabara quilts

autumn impressions prague 4 - skalabara quilts

Thanks for visiting !

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prague august 2018

Since we had company holidays in August and the office was closed, this gave me the opportunity to visit my mother – especially as I found a direct flight from Murcia airport to Prague. Unfortunately only during the summer months. For the winter season it means waiting at airports for connecting flights.

This time I would like to share with you some great sites in Prague that were built in the 1930’s. All are in functionalism style. Below Palace Ara, also called Palace Pearl.

palace ara prague - skalabara quilts

Some hidden treasures in Prague are the many passages under office buildings connecting streets. Below the passage next to the National Bank – today called the Passage of Czech Design. Many Czech designers exhibit their work in showcases on both sides of this passage.

passage of czech design prague - skalabara quilts

The next passage is called Black Rose and is situated on the street Na Prikopech near Wenceslas Square. Here you can find many shops, diverse coffee shops and benches where you can just sit down and relax from sightseeing or shopping.

passage black rose prague 3 - skalabara quilts

passage black rose prague 2 - skalabara quilts

passage black rose prague 1 - skalabara quilts

After sightseeing you need something good for the tummy : a visit to a coffee shop – for example La Boheme Cafe. Here you can not only enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea, but also purchase coffee and tea from small producers.

la boheme cafe prague - skalabara quilts

Or Erhartova Cukrarna – cakes and confectionery shop – with exquisite cakes and coffee

erhartova cukrarna prague - confectionary - skalabara quilts

Autumn is slowly coming and the berries get their wonderful colors.

autumn berries 1 - skalabara quilts

autumn berries 2 - skalabara quilts

And as last I would like got show you one more place in Prague – the Malvazinky cemetery. Situated on a hill in the district of Prague 5. When you enter the cemetery you can feel the tranquility of the place, with many tall old trees and ivy plants on the ground.

malvazinky cementary prague - skalabara quilts

Hope you have enjoyed my short sightseeing tour in Prague, I would love to hear from you and have a nice day,

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prague july 2018

Once more I was visiting my Mum in Prague. I had super summer weather, sunshine and blue skies. Since I am living nearly 20 years in Spain, I am not anymore used to see such an abundance of green hues in the nature. Visiting different parks in the district of Prague 6 I found sooooo many greens that I couldn´t resist to take loads of photos. But lets start from the beginning : my favourite panorama view is, was and shall always stay the Hradcany – Prague Castle that overlooks the river Vltava nad Charles Bridge.

prague panorama view over the river Moldavia - skalabara quilts

prague Hradcany Castle - skalabara quilts

The Church and Monastery of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague town center:

prague church Maria Snow - skalabara quilts

The photo below is taken from the restaurant at the Garden Center Chladek overlooking their plant exposition and the quiet Hanspaulka district :

prague 6 garden center chladek - skalabara quilts

prague 6 view of Hanspaulka - skalabara quilts

Another “green” place to visit in Prague 6 is the restaurant/ coffee-house situated in the Kajetanka park :

prague 6 garden Kajetanka - skalabara quilts

prague 6 garden Kajetanka - skalabara quilts

Green impressions from the park at the Benedictine Arch-Abbey of St. Adalbert and St. Margaret :

prague 6 park at Brevnov monastery - skalabara quilts

prague 6 park at Brevnov monastery - skalabara quilts

1807 praha

Hope you have enjoyed this small journey through Prague, more about sewing in the next post.

Have a wonderful weekend,   barbora   flower small skalabara quilts

 

Prague in winter

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.

prague in winter river Moldaviaprague in winter Zofin islandprague in winter back of national theatreprague in winter hradcany castle

Have a great time and enjoy life!

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photos from Prague and Santa Pola

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.

late afternoon in Prague - skalabara

Village atmosphere near where my Mum lives in the district of Prague 6.

Prague 6 - afternoon moments- skalabara

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.

pavillon.cz - skalabara

 

Moments from our visit to Santa Pola marina and the nearby lighthouse on New Year´s Day.

1.1.2016 in Santa Pola Alicante - skalabara

lighthouse at cabo de Santa Pola Alicante - skalabara

Now, back to sewing and quilting. Have a wonderful weekend,

Barbora