The Two Sides of Prague

We were back in Prague this weekend. What an amazingly beautiful city it is! Even though I adore Brno, its still amazing to visit Prague.

Most people who visit will do all of the touristy things like visit the Castle and walk down the hill to the Charles Bridge etc. This is wonderful of course and replete with history and symbolism but you know, its only half the story.

Castle

Some of the symbolism around the castle surely reflects Prague’s rich esoteric and bohemian background. Walking through the gardens we come across the fountain showing essentially the scene from the Strength tarot card, next we find a small but obvious pyramidal structure and then a statue of the Fool. Its all there if you look.

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Walking down from the Castle you will cross the Charles Bridge full of tourists….

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But that is just one side of Prague.

In Prague 6, there is a huge area of greenery, walks, cycle paths and beauty that shows its other side too…

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And do you know what? In this other side of Prague, all you will find is Czechs strolling, cycling and enjoying the quieter side of their amazing city.

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