I've been fascinated by the City of Prague for the past few years and I don't really know what got it started.
It's a beautiful city and it has a rich history.
I recently happened to see a picture of the city in the springtime and it motivated me to look again into this city and see if I could find enough evidence if its charm to give you the same curiosity and enjoyment that I am experiencing.
I may schedule a trip through Europe with my wife, Lynn, probably a river cruise, and if we get anywhere near Prague you can bet it will be a top priority side trip.
Here's a quick peek at a few of the top tourist attractions that you will see more of in the video a bit further down in the post.
Prague - Capital of the Czech Republic
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, with a popular show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with 30 statues of saints. Area: 191.5 mi² Population: 1.247 million - Prague.eu
About Rick Steves
Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves' Europe, which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 100 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Washington state. There he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, America's most popular travel series on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly syndicated column, and free travel information available through his travel center and ricksteves.com. Rick Steves' Europe also runs a successful European tour program. Rick Steves lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington. His office window overlooks his old junior high school. - ricksteves.com
Here's the HD Video Tour w/ Rick Steves
This video is a part of a 25 minute PBS video in a series that Rick hosts.
The rest of the video covers many interesting facets of the City and I found myself glued to the full screen HD video on a Sunday afternoon.
If you have the time, here is the whole video. I think you'll enjoy it.
Lastly, here is the link to the official City of Prague website. It has more of the still photos like I showed here and some (very) short videos of the top attractions.
I have enjoyed researching Prague and finding high quality images and HD video of the city for you and me.
I am also appreciating the expanded range and quality of posting formats available with my new Thrive software. I'll be getting better and better at it in coming weeks and months as I dig deeper.
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Thanks! - Dick S