Diamond Light

In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge …. Twinkle Prague Fairmont Empress Hotel – Victoria, Vancouver Island Paris – City of Light Venus over Kozskiusko Mauna Kea – Big Island, Hawaii  

Rivers of Dreams

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Rivers My dreams are often gently haunted by two rivers …. The Danube between Budapest in Hungary and Regensburg in Germany – flowing through large towns, small villages, lush farmland and past historical architectural masterpieces     And the Vltava River as it flows through Prague … Just as … More Rivers of Dreams

WPC – Eerie

This week's Challenge is Eerie …. The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Jewish Quarter of Prague, in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787. The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried … More WPC – Eerie

Travel Theme: Architecture

Ailsa's Travel Theme this week is Architecture “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry Prague – Saint Agnes of Bohemia and Muzeum Karlova mostu Regensburg Cathedral   Paris – Notre Dame Cathedral   Czesky Krumlov   Budapest – Parliament Building          

Travel Theme: Costume

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

Travel Theme: Light

  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.  

Prague to Paris

Tomorrow, I pack the telescope away for a month and embark on a European River Cruise. We fly from Sydney, Australia to Prague for 3 days – then travel down to Budapest boarding the River Cruise boat for 15 days through to Amsterdam. Along the river we stop at Vienna, Durnstein-Melk, Linz-Passau, Regensberg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, … More Prague to Paris