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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #121
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This new building was a absolute exception:





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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #122
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More old street signs (sorry):

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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #123
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Now the picturesque and quiet square in front of the German embassy, almost without tourists (thankfully):





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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #124
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Lobkowitz palace, the German embassy, also built by Italian masters in the 18th century:

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In this part of the lesser quarter you can find many small and pristine squares, like this one:





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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #126
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Look from the gardens of Strahov monastery:



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Old April 17th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #127
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Old April 17th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #128
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The Lesser Quarter is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for all the pics.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #129
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Great thread, thanks for sharing.

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Lobkowitz palace, the German embassy, also built by Italian masters in the 18th century:

The palace has great garden too:


There are even more Lobkowitz palaces in Prague. This one was formely known as palác Přehořovských, later bought by Lobkowitzs.
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few countries in the world have a beautiful city, and such a small country has Prague. great
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Old May 1st, 2010, 11:08 AM   #131
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Now the beaten path, the old town quarter of Prague.
We start near the Vltava at the Clementinum. View towards St. Nicholas at the Old Town Square:





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View across the Old Town Square towards Tyn church:



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Old May 1st, 2010, 11:13 AM   #133
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Kinsky palace by K.I. Dientzenhofer and Lurago with statues by Platzer. The German gymnasium, which Kafka attended, was located inside the Kinsky palace:

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Some pics of the northern side of the Old Town Square:



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Southern side from afar:

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Now we cross Ungelt and the Tyn church on some back roads:




Just one street beside the kings road all tourists are gone:



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Between Ungelt and St. James/Jacob:




We visited St. James/Jacob before, but here are some more pics. The church was built after 1695:



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Old May 1st, 2010, 11:26 AM   #139
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Main altar by Wenzel Lorenz Reiner:



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Tomb of Bohemian chancellor Mitrovic by Fischer von Erlach and Brokoff:




Back to the kings road:



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