1 Postcard perfect: of Praha (Prague). Cathedral of St. Vitus in background with Prague castle in front of it.
2 Charles bridge, Prague Castle, and Cathedral of St. Vitus at dusk (post card).
3 Prague in a prior era (post card). Charles Bridge tower.
4 Prague in a prior era (post card). Charles Bridge tower.
5 Charles Bridge in the winter (post card).
6 Prague in a prior era (post card).
7 View of Prague looking east from hill near Prague Castle.
8 View of the Charles Bridge over the River Vltava. A bridge tower is seen on the opposite shore to the right of the green topped church.
9 Night view from river
10 Attention-grabbing penguins seen during dinner cruise on the River Vltava.
11 This odd sculpture of an upside down horse, hangs in a shopping mall just off of Wenceslas Square in downtown Prague. It is said to mock the confused state of financial affairs in the Czech Republic in past times.
12 Ceremonial guard at Prague Castle
13 Gas lamp in Prague Castle square.
14 Gate to Prague Castle.
15 Ornate facade, Cathedral of St. Vitus.
17 Replica antique cars used to ferry tourists around Prague - on square in front of Prague Castle.
18 Replica antique car, on square in front of Prague Castle, used to ferry tourists around Prague.
19 Cathedral of St. Vitus viewed from Royal Gardens.
20 Cathedral of St. Vitus viewed from Royal Gardens.
21 Cathedral of St. Vitus viewed from Royal Gardens.
22 Narrow street near Prague Castle
23 Emblem on side of house with "eye of god" at center and rays of sun radiating therefrom. Such emblems served as "addresses" in earlier times.
24 Another house with interesting emblem.
25 Same house viewed from a distance.
26 Entrance to German embassy.
27 Entrance to German embassy.
28 Entrance to German embassy.
29 Peeking through the front gate of the German embassy to gardens inside.
30 Entrance to U.S. Embassy.
31 The John Lennon wall was used by students to write protests during the latter years of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. It is now maintained by the city for people to "decorate."
32 Trams are a good means of transportation in Prague.
33 Tram 22 is known as the "tourist tram" because it passes many scenic sights in the city. It passes close to Prague Castle. There was a stop ½ block from our hotel.
34 We took tram 22 to the Břevnov monastery, located some distance from the center of Prague. The original monestery was built in the 7th century.
35 Entrance to Břevnov monastery.
36 View of church at Břevnov monastery.
37 View of church at Břevnov monastery.
38 Church at Břevnov monastery.
39 Ubuquitous statue of St. John of Nepomuk on grounds of Břevnov monastery.
40 A real saint.
41 Restaurant in renovated building at Břevnov monastery. Another building has been converted to a modern hotel, the Hotel Adalbert.
42 Fireplace and oven in restaurant.
43 Entrance to facilities at restaurant. It is common to have a common entrance to the loo are with an ante room for a hand washing sink and entrances for a separate men's and women's toilet.