Friday, March 3, 2017

Prague. Architecture Overload.

We left Budapest two days ago (though there are still several Budapest posts in draft for later) and arrived in Prague for a week.  Prague is like all of the buildings in Budapest smushed together into one district, then there are at least three districts more.  That is, EVERYWHERE you look there is something astonishing to see.  Plus the historical diversity is extraordinary.  What is clearly historicist (recreating historical styles) in Budapest is historic (the real thing) in Prague.  And it's all there side by side.  It's hard to know where to look, because everywhere you look you see something new and unusual and beautiful.  It almost makes me dizzy.  I am going to try to sort out what I am seeing eventually, but here are just a few of the many amazing architectural details I saw just in the first morning!



Cindy Selfe said...

Prague really is gorgeous, isn't it?!!!! Can't wait to hear more about what you learn!!!

Douglas Sharps said...

Are the Czechs at all peeved that the USA has made off with the entirety of the Kafkaesque?

Debra Journet said...

Doug, I honestly don't have a clue. The city is so jam-packed with tourists it's hard to know what anyone is saying! Also, Kafka Ian a major tourist magnet here, as in--say--refrigerator magnets, tee shirts, etc. it's doubtful many people actually buying these, though, have actually read Kafka!