Every hour the Death, in the form of a skeleton, pulls on a rope & 2 windows open. Saint Peter & the 12 Apostles appear at both windows. While the 4 figures standing at the bottom of the clock come alive as well: the Vanity, the Greed, the Death & the Lust.
The Prague astronomical clock was built in the Middle Age & is the third oldest astronomical clock & the oldest one still working.
Every hours hundreds of tourists gather at the bottom of the clock to admire the show – it’s quite crowded indeed 😉
After that, we climbed the clock tower to enjoy the 360° view over Prague.
The view is wonderful plus if you’re into photography, being up there is like being in a photographers’ playground!
From large panoramas to little details of the life going on on the square below or on the rooftops, playing with light & perspective, there are so many things to immortalize!
I don’t know how much time we spent there happily snapping around…
Looking from above at the monuments we just visited.
The Old Town square & the people watching the guy making enormous soap bubbles…
Saint Nicholas church
& of course our favorite, the Church of Our Lady before Tyn
The castle in all its beauty
Couldn’t resist quickly snapping my reflection in a window, I always do that in windows or mirrors…
We looked at the colorful people walking down in the street, like if we were watching some kind of art performance… It made me think of an exhibition I saw at the Tate modern in London a couple of years ago.
Taking photos of each other from one side to the other of the Tower
We could have stayed there all the afternoon, but willing to visit the rest of Prague, after a last look at the panorama
We eventually went down, with the weirdest lift 😉
After a quick coffee at the nicest Starbucks, we took the road again, heading to Charles bridge & the dancing house.
But I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow 🙂