The second day of my Prague exploration - Saturday - was the longest in terms of distance we covered: Katka and I went on foot everywhere after getting to Vyšehrad by metro. We walked around and saw the walls, orchard and Church of St Peter and St Paul at Vyšehrad and enjoyed the wonderful views.
Panorama from the Vyšehrad walls.
Vyšehrad park and St Peter and St Paul church.
Views from the walls over Vltava and Prague were great, and the puffy clouds made for even better photos.
Prague Castle and Vltava bridges.
We descended to Vltava to the railway bridge...
... and walked along its banks towards the city center. Swans and ducks kept us company.
Soon those lovely puffy clouds turned into an ominous dark mass. Luckily, it didn't rain.
After climbing Petřín Hill Katka asked me if I wanted to see something extraordinary even though it wasn't a tourist attraction at all, and I was all for it, of course. And she took me to see the second largest stadium in the world! It's enormous! Its capacity is 220.000 spectators, but now it's not used for sport events anymore, only for trainings and pop concerts. What a sight indeed.
Dilapidated stands of the Great Strahov Stadium.
Then we headed to the observation tower, a 60-meter Eiffel tower replica offering spectacular views of Prague. It was so windy up there the camera almost flew from my hands.
Windy or not, the views were, again, spectacular. I know I'm repeating myself, but it's true. :))
From Petřín Hill we walked to Prague Castle and caught the late afternoon light.
The smallest house in Prague in one of the old town streets, Nový svét. :)
I chose a location close to Charles Bridge for the blue hour photo session.
When the lights on the castle and bridge came on, the sight was quite pretty.
It got darker (and colder!) soon.
The Vltava weir, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
Last shot of Charles Bridge and we were almost frozen. Warm restaurant and tea, here we come!
There are more photos in my Photo Journal.
To be continued...