Prague is a stunning city during daylight … and breathtakingly beautiful after dark. Two evenings did I bring Oscar along for my dining adventures, just because I wanted to capture the city dressed in its nightgown.
I stayed close toThe Legion Bridge (Most Legií) – that has the beautiful National Theater in one end and the Újezd, where the very impressive and emotional (for me) Memorial to Communism Victims is. Újezd was my tram stop. From the Legion Bridge is the most magical view over Pragborgen, Prague Castle, St. Nicholas Church and St. Vitus Cathedral. One of the most impressive view in the world but the distance is about 2km/1,5 miles. Absolutely breathtaking.
Oscar is a good camera, but on the distance he is not up to it at times … when it’s about getting close ups of the moon he are just FAB – but he was struggling a bit in Prague. My old small camera was far better and also the wide-angle was better. Next time I will bring it along.
So one evening I walked the Legion Bridge and magnificent National Theather in the other end of the bridge that had a performance on for the evening – was just magical too.
After my fantastic dinner at “Mlýnec”, I did I exchanged the fancy high heels suede boots to my flat Clacks and walked the Charles Bridge. It was after midnight and still people on the bridge. I think it’s impossible to be alone on that bridge, doesn’t matter what time its. I don’t know how all photographers of the amazing postcards can have manage not to have any people in the pictures.
From the restaurant to my hotel I walked in total 2,5km/2 miles in the middle of the night and nobody bothered me. I was far from the only person out and about. I have always felt very comfortable with the night, both indoors and outdoors. I love to be alone with my thoughts.. Met 2 young ladies with flowers on their way to a party and rushing to the tram stop, but had time to stop and hand me one of the flowers.
During my walk, I lost one of my earrings … but that has happened before and it will happen again, but I will try to remember to take my earrings off before I start walking in the future. I’m a little upset about the lost because they match a necklace and took years to find, but it’s only earrings after all.
Vivaldi’s mandolin concert has nothing to do with nightly walks with spectacular views, but it’s the piece of music I have (most times) in my head when I out walking after dark, for some reason. It’s a happy tune and it’s easy to walk too. I never listen to music while walking in the dark through headphones. I want to know what is going on around me.
“Life begins at night”