Many of the highest spires can be found on the St. Vitus Cathedral that overlooks the city from atop a rise. It was another gorgeous early spring afternoon when we decided to set out for our walk to see it (and surprisingly this time we didn’t get lost even once!). It was a very pleasant thirty-minute walk to the bottom of the hill that the Cathedral is located on top of. The views from the top were great. I love the look of all of the orange tiled roofs on so many houses. It really gives the city a very European look (at least to these Canadian eyes).
Most people (including us) thought that the building erected there was done by the famous Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. But after doing a bit of research, found that it was created "in cooperation" with Gehry, but it is attributed to the Croatian-Czech architech Vlado Milunic.
We think it is pretty cool, but not everyone does. There was much dissent when the design was unveiled from those that thought the building would clash with the existing Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau styles that existed there already. Vaclav Havel was a great supporter of the design and hoped it would become a center of cultural activity. Time will tell, I guess.
The Spanish Synagogue
Michelle read that this particular synagogue was the most beautiful one in Europe. We have seen nothing yet to disprove that obviously, but we think it will be hard to top.
Prague At Night
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