Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gothic glory

Prague Castle and its cathedral tower above Prague from the long hill known as Hradcany. Prague isn't the easiest city when it comes to disciphering the language so we opted to join a tour group and bused our way to the castle precinct. This proved to be a clever move as the guide regaled us with wonderful snippets, intelligent answers and quirky tales as we meandered through the castle grounds and wandered inside St Vitus's Cathedral (pictured) and its silver-laden St Wenceslas' Chapel. The cathedral is an ornate yet medieval masterpiece with is towering spires and beautiful stained-glass windows and gargoyles. Originally the residence of Bohemian royalty, today the castle is a political stronghold and the seat of the modern-day Czech government, overseen by its President.

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