-> Our Honeymoon
Below are a few photos from our honeymoon. It was impossible to fit 5 weeks onto a couple of pages, so this album is a bit bigger than all of the others.
This album has been separated into 5 pages, to make it a little easier to navigate:
- Czech Republic
This Page: Czech Republic. After 26 hours (including two transfers) in the air, Jo and I stepped off the plane into Prague. The Czech Republic was one of our 'must see' destinations, as we'd heard so much wonderful stuff about it.
One thing we were expecting, but were still a little surprised by, was how cold it was! As it turns out, we had arrived during a short cold snap, so one day the daily temperature reached a maximum of about 2 degrees.
Despite this, Jo and I had a wonderful time in this beautiful place, and wish that we could have stayed longer.
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|The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Orloj, in Old Town Square, Prague. The clock was made in 1410 and shows the time (in three different formats), sunrise and sunset times, and the moon and zodiac positions.|
|Close-up of the Astronomical Clock. Each hour, a number of sculptures, including the Apostles, form a moving display.|
|Jo and the Old Town City Hall, in which the Astronomical Clock is installed.|
|Jo on the Charles Bridge, Prague. This cobblestone bridge is very impressive, built mostly in the 14th Century and over 500 meters long, crossing the Vltava River. Both sides of the bridge are decorated by statues of saints etc. It's almost impossible to have the bridge to yourself, unless you get up at 5am (which we weren't keen to do).|
In the background of this picture you can see parts of Prague Castle, and one of the guard towers for the bridge.
|Waterwheel. This picturesque spot is just off the Charles Bridge in Prague.|
|Interior of St Nicolas' Church, Prague Old Town. The baroque churches of Prague have to be seen to be believed - they are incredibly ornate and over the top in their decorations. In this picture, you can see the marble finish through the interior, and the statues occupying every available flat piece of real-estate within the Church. St. Vitus' Cathedral is another Church in Prague that must be seen to be believed.|
|Michael at the Jewish Cemetery. Prague was a center for European Jews throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, though as in the rest of Europe, the Jewish history here has its ups and downs. Josefov, the city's Jewish Quarter, contains a number of museums and memorials dedicated to the history of Jews in the area.|
|Cesky Krumlov. Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th Century Castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. A walk down the cobblestone streets, under the shadow of Cesky Krumlov Castle, makes you feel like you've stepped back in time.|
|Snow outside Cesky Krumlov Castle. We didn't expect to see snow on this trip, but we arrived in southern Bohemia right as the last of it was melting. The timing also meant that we were here during flood warnings, but fortunately none of them affected us.|
|A crucifix on Lazebnicky Bridge, looking up to Cesky Krumlov Castle.|
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