Czech Republic Photographs For Sale In Prints, Greeting Cards and PostersCZ is the jewel of Europe, a magical country, beautiful and absolutely awe inspiring. I fell in love with it, its magnificent pieces of history, clean and elegant restaurants and most delicious food. The Czech Republic a wonderful place to be.
Budweis - Náměstí Přemysla Otakara II
České Budějovice (Budweis in German and English) in South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, is the home of the REAL Budweiser beer (Budvar beer in Czech), not the poor American Anheuser-Busch (A-B) copy.
It is amazing to see how the town has been renewed after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The city's showpiece, the perfectly quadratic cobblestone market square náměstí Přemysla Otakara II, is one of the largest in central Europe.
Cheb an old-world-charm Czech Republic town
Cheb is one of the oldest towns in Bohemia, with a history full of violence for it guards the easiest approach to Bohemia from the northwest.
The picturesque old town retains much of its historic gothic and renaissance architecture dated from 9th century till today. And despite its relatively small size, 35,000, and a rather remote geographical location, the city of Cheb is today one of the Czech Republic's most multicultural cities.
Prague - St Nicholas Church Old Town Square
The lovely white facade of St. Nicholas Church gleams in the corner of the Old Town Square in Praque. The Baroque church was completed in 1735.
St. Nicholas is one of the most stylistically pure and beautiful examples of high-baroque architecture north of the Alps. The towers and the dome of the cathedral are intentionally the same height, 74 m, and they are both conceived so that they correspond panoramically with St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle.
Die Moldau - Prague
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, lives around Vltava river (Moldau in German and many other Germanic languages, Moldva in Hungarian, unrelated to the Moldova river in Romania).
The Czech composer Bedøich Smetana composed a set of six symphonic poems called 'Má vlast' (traditionally translated as 'My Country'). The set's most famous tune is 'Vltava' also known by its German name 'Die Moldau'.
Orloj - Astronomical Clock - Prague
The Astronomical Clock in Prague (Pražský orloj), built in 1410, is divided in three parts. Displayed here is the astronomical dial, constructed as an astrolabe with projection from the celestial northern pole. On both sides of the clock dial is a pair of moving statues.
At present, the Orloj in Prague is probably the best preserved medieval astronomical clock in the world. It's working for more than 600 years.
Prague - A symphony in stone
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is famous for all its beautiful towers, spires, churches, structures and monuments.
The city's magical atmosphere is produced through the coexistence of the buildings, sculptures, and monuments of ten centuries. A "symphony in stone", Prague boasts architectural styles ranging from Gothic, the Renaissance and Baroque, right up to the art nouveau and cubist styles of the 20th, and hypermodern buildings of the 21st century.
Play of light and shadow - Saint Vitus' Cathedral Prague Castle
Saint Vitus' Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta), a Roman Catholic church located within the Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), is a prime example of Gothic architecture and the biggest church in the Czech Republic.
The current cathedral is the third of a series of religious buildings at the site. The present day Gothic Cathedral was founded in 1344 and finished 600 years later in 1929.
Cathedral of SS Vitus - Prague Castle Hradcany - Prague
The Gothic Cathedral of Saint Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert (Katedrála sv. Víta, Václava a Vojtìcha), commonly known as Saint Vitus Cathedral (Svatovítská katedrála), is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Prague.
While the enormous complex of Prague Castle includes many interesting buildings, the cathedral is the one that dominates the city skyline and is visible from far and wide.
Prague - A story told by rooftops
Many cities have stunning landmarks that help to make them famous, and forget all about their humble or imperial rooftops.
Built on seven hills more than 1000 years ago, Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic in the heart of Europe, has one of the most impressive roof lines in the world.
Prague's rooftops are storytellers. By "listening" to them one can glimpse a little of Prague's history and begin to understand its plight in the 20th century.
Titans battling outside Prague Castle
There are three different entrances to Prague Castle (Pražský hrad). If you start at the main gate on Hradèany Square, you will pass through a gate flanked by two huge Titan statues, each with a giant sword and big hulking stick for whacking enemies under foot.
I imagine the message to visiting dignitaries back in 1770 was along the lines of: "Watch your manners or we will stomp you into the ground."
Church of Our Lady Before Tyn - Prague CZ
Prague's Gothic Týn Church, also known as 'Church of Madonna before Týn' (Kostel Panny Marie pred Týnem), or by the wrong name 'Church of Our Lady before Týn', was built in 1365.
The church interior gives an impression of perfect balance, while its two spires are not symmetrical. They represent the masculine and feminine side of the world.
Looking at Praha's Týn church is like looking at a fairytale castle. Probably it inspired Disneyland designers.
The Last Judgment - St Vitus Cathedral Prague
In 1370 Charles IV, King of Bohemia and The Holy Roman Emperor in Prague, ordered the creation of an unusual work of art on the exterior of St. Vitus cathedral's south potal. The entrance was to have over its three portals a glass mosaic depicting the Last Judgment.
In 2000 the Getty Conservation Institute restored "The Last Judgment" mosaic to its former glory, and the glass mosaic's colors are once again shimmering brilliantly in the sun.