Prague Day 9
Once again, total amazement at how ornate and complex these cathedrals are.
Watching the changing of the guard a castle.
Penny gets a shot of the well (the cage on the left). It’s covered because it is so deep and now a hazard to people.
There are so many interesting things to capture that I rarely saw tourists who didn’t have their smartphone/camera in front of their faces!
And of course, the same is very true for me. I did make a concerted effort to not see the whole trip through a view-finder, and I was largely successful. Yet, 1,800 images tell a story, eh?
Our guide for the day. She was wonderful and watching for the flower made things easier.
And here’s the entry way to the square.
I had to grab this arch-framed shot. The steeples and the clear blue sky were dramatic in person.
St. Vitas Church in Prague.
Another shot and closeup of the details.
The ornate gargoyles and fierce animals were believed to keep evil spirits away from the Cathedral.
The sanctuary is massive and just as ornate.
We found that not all the windows were stained glass. Some are painted.
There were also many wood carved artifacts in this cathedral.
The organ loft is very high and ornate.
Perhaps our National Cathedral is a bit of an exception, but I’ve so rarely seen anything in our country that rivals this workmanship.
The view back to the rose window is impressive.
There seemed to be lots of gold leaf and bronze statues around.
Speaking from this ornate pulpit is sure to add authority to the priest’s voice!
One of the many side altars. And there are also many side chapel rooms.
This balcony is connected to the palace directly. The king could come to mass without ever having to be with the common folk.