Sue's Challenge this week is Castle Prague Castle (This is from a previous post while in Prague April this year) Prague Castle is located on a rocky ridge high above the Vltava River and has a commanding view of the city. For more than a thousand years, it has been home to many political and … More A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Castle
Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Costume The Prague Castle Guard was founded in 1918 to provide security and today more than 600 troops serve in this military unit. The members are selected from the Army of the Czech Republic and must meet strict professional and educational requirements. In addition the soldiers must be in … More Travel Theme: Costume
The Rhine Gorge is a popular name for the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65 km section of the River Rhine between Koblenz and Bingen in Germany. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in June 2002 for a unique combination of geological, historical, cultural and industrial reasons. The river has … More Prague to Paris_Rhine Gorge
Construction of the Český Krumlov town and castle began in the late 13th century at a ford in the Vltava River, which was important in trade routes in Bohemia. In 1302 the town and castle were owned by the House of Rosenberg. Emperor Rudolf II bought Krumlov in 1602 and gave it to his natural … More Prague to Paris_Český Krumlov
Dürnstein is a town in the Wachau Valley in Krems-Land, Austria. Dürnstein was first mentioned in 1192, when, in the castle above the town, King Richard I Lionheart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V of Austria after their dispute during the Third Crusade. Richard had personally offended Leopold by casting down his … More Prague to Paris_Dürnstein
Prague Castle Prague Castle is located on a rocky ridge high above the Vltava River and has a commanding view of the city. For more than a thousand years, it has been home to many political and religious leaders. Today it houses the offices of the President of the Czech Republic and is an important … More Prague to Paris_Prague 2
The Travel Theme this week is Light The Church of St. Nicholas (Chram svateho Mikulase) ….. taken from Prague Castle last night. Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the “Prague Baroque” period of the 18th century.