Prague: swans, Charles bridge & the Dancing house

Prague Charles bridge
Let’s continue our walk through Prague, shall we?
From the Old Town square, we crossed the river, to go to one of major Prague attraction, Charles bridge.
Although heading there we stopped at an attraction I found even better: a tiny beach packed with beautiful swans.

Prague swans and Charles bridge
We sat there in the sun for a while, observing the swans & ducks…

Prague swans and Charles bridge
Prague swans
The children playing with them…

Prague swans
Prague swans
And one girl wearing a wedding dress… ?

Prague swans
Prague swans
We continued to the imposing Charles bridge & crossed it, to go back to the Old town.

Prague Charles bridge
The bridge is beautiful, there is a tower on each side of it and baroque statues all the long.

Prague Charles bridge
Prague Charles bridge
Prague Charles bridge

The view over the river & the city from the bridge is equally beautiful.

View from Charles bridge Prague
View from Charles bridge Prague

Artists, dancers, musicians & souvenirs sellers line up both side of the bridge.

Dancers on Charles bridge Prague
Prague Charles bridge
Dancers on Charles bridge Prague

Nevertheless I felt, as often in Prague, that the place was really too crowded to fully enjoy it.

Prague Charles bridge
Prague Charles bridge

Anyway, it’s time for an afternoon snack.
Since we arrived in Prague, we saw people eating a cinnamon rolls stuffed with chocolate, ice cream, fruits, whipped cream… The trdelnik – nope I can’t pronounce the word neither..

trdelnik pastry Prague

We compared a couple of stalls, choosing the one that looked nicer and ordered 2 chocolate cinnamon rolls. It’s really the perfect afternoon snack, when in Prague 🙂

trdelnik pastry Prague
trdelnik pastry Prague
Eating our roll, we followed the river to the Dancing House.

Everywhere we looked, people were enjoying the warm sunset on the river banks or on little boats.

Prague river banks
Prague view of the river and the castle

We were particularly tempted by these big balloons to walk on the water.

Rive banks Prague

Before I started to worry that once inside, I wouldn’t have enough air to breathe…

Rive banks Prague

Anyway, we were supposed to be at 7pm at our hotel so that the concierge could walk us to our new hotel, so we didn’t really have the time to walk on the water…

Rive banks Prague

We continued our stroll then, looking at the beautiful buildings…

Prague beautiful architecture
Prague beautiful building

until we arrived at the Dancing House.

the Dancing House Prague
Also known as Fred & Ginger (from Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers), the Dancing house is a building remembering a pair of dancers, designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic & the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.
the Dancing House Prague

A charming & funny place 🙂

The afternoon coming to its end, we went back to our hotel to prepare ourselves for the our last night in Prague – do you know that in Prague there is the biggest club in Europe? But this is tomorrow story 😉

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8 Comments

  1. What gorgeous photos – I do wonder what the woman in the wedding dress was doing! It's a while since I was last there and I've heard a lot of people saying it gets hugely crowded now (we were last there in about January, so I suspect not too bad then either) which is a shame – but not surprising everyone wants to explore the city. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

  2. I do know about the club! Haha – I was there in my early 20s with a friend and we had a brilliant time there. I'd forgotten about that! Thanks for the trip back to Prague #citytripping

  3. I watched an reportage about Japanese girls that organize like a wedding without a husband, and they get all dressed up and do like photoshoot… maybe that's what the girl in the wedding dress was doing..?
    Otherwise, it was really crowded yes, but all the beautiful cities often are 😉

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