The Castle area in Prague – photoblog

The castle area in Prague is west of the river and can be reached easily from the east of the town by walking over the Charles Bridge. (Alternatively take the funicular railway to Petrin Hill and walk through the convent to the castle area.) Mala Strana is the area at the foot of the castle […]

Art in Prague – a photoblog

Although The Grey Traveller is not an art aficionado I can enjoy it and particularly like to photograph street art or things I just find arty. Before visiting I hadn’t appreciated that Andy Warhol was from the Slovakia region and so my first art experience in Prague was the Gallery Goap in the old town square. This […]

Locks on Charles Bridge, Prague

  ……..How many people carry a spare lock about their person???? ……….just in case they want to padlock it to a bridge? I’m intrigued by this relatively new phenomena. Charles Bridge in Prague is not an exception to this trend but where and why did this first happen in the world?

Andy Warhol exhibition in Prague

Dead for over thirty years but I remember Warhol’s Campbell Soup and iconic Monroe prints like it was yesterday. Originally the Warhola family were from Slovakia hence the interest in Prague….they emigrated to Pittsburgh and the exhibition tells the story of the family as well as Warhol’s entry into the pop art world through to […]

Exbury Gardens – Hampshire.,

June has to be England’s ‘best month’ for showcasing gardens at their best and Exbury did not disappoint. We chose the gardens and steam train combo ticket at just over £15 and waited for the first train to take us round a twenty minute loop which can not be otherwise walked. The guard hopped off […]