Friday, December 5, 2014

Old, but still beautiful!

Old, but still beautiful! I am not talking about myself:)  Actually it suits more to those that lives in the nursing home where I work. I can see the wrinkels, but also the beauty they once had when they were younger. 

It said also in the bible: Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

So being old still bears much beauty in it.

Any way, what I want to share with you is the trip me and my hubby did last autum where we visited Prague. I called it loved trip because I felt that we were pretty much in love:)

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles BridgeOld Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Walland Petřín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. ( Wikipedia)

 Here are the pictures of the old buildings that I took. They are old, but still beautiful and thousands of tourist are coming here every year just to witness these magnificent work as you can see in the pictures.

Me and my hubby went out for a walk the next day. It was overcast so the pictures were not so clear.

Here is the famous astronomical clock. 

The oldest part of the Orloj, the mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dates back to 1410 when it was made by clockmaker Mikuláš of Kadaňand Jan Šindel, the latter a professor of mathematics and astronomy at Charles University. The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410.[2] Later, presumably around 1490, the calendar dial was added and clock facade was decorated with gothic sculptures.
Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he broke down the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years. ( Wikipedia)
By the way, it was repaired again and still working up to this day!

City square. We are in the Lesser town

Since this blog post is already long, I will share our trip to the old town later. We are going to cross the famous Charles bridge. 

Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Lesser Town (Malá Strana). It was actually called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) during its first several centuries. Its construction was commissioned by Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and began in 1357. In charge of the construction was architect Petr Parléř whose other works include the  St.  Vitus Cathedral  at  the Prague Castle. It is said that egg yolks were mixed into the mortar to strengthen the construction of the bridge.



  1. Oh Prague, a European exotic beauty, true essence of Bohemian art. I went there in Christmas 2009! I enjoyed my trip there so much! We had an American guide who told us the most interesting historical facts of the city, and at the same time the food and the vin brulé are simple unforgettable!

  2. How gorgeous, Joy! Even though it was overcast I find your pictures great! I can clearly see what is in them, and they are beautiful! :)

  3. Youre right Joy , they are old but still beautiful buildings .... just like us : )

  4. Hello Joy, good to see you again.These old buildings are wonderful ,beautiful post :)

  5. The clock and tower are magnificent and I would like to visit Prague. Old and beautiful, I like those words.

  6. Love those old building in so many cities around the world. They make me want to learn the history of the times they were build in. Now that phrase, old and beautiful would be one I would like to wear, beautiful enough that someone would want to sit with me and her my history...something to think about. Thanks for sharing.


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