Four mega tips for visiting Prague

1 Take comfortable walking shoes as it is very much a city to walk, you need to look at the buildings, sit at outside cafes and bars and cross the bridges. There are large areas which are cobbled so comfortable supportive trainers are ideal. 2 Look up, see the mosaics and sculptures at the top […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stratford upon Avon canal walk – photoblog

Starting from the Red Lion in the centre of the town the Stratford canal heads north towards Wilmcote and eventually Birmingham…..it makes for a very pleasant stroll with a wide footpath and plenty of ‘lock action’. Tumbling may bushes drop into the canal and loose petals blow across the water at this time of the year. Early […]