Off-the-beaten-track Prague

Fun bits and pieces that we spot as we go about our daily business unwrapping and exploring Prague. www.nakedtourguideprague.com
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Mannerist faux-grotto at Grebovka www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Mannerist faux-grotto at Grebovka www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The Ball Game Hall inside the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The Ball Game Hall inside the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The Last Judgement, as seen on the timpanum over the door of the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Vysehrad.   Notice the weeping sinners (right) being tormented by demons and dragons, while on the other side the virtuous are welcomed to their eternal reward. In the centre, stands the Archangel Michael, bearing a flaming sword - he's in charge of the sorting - while the four trumpets blast out over his head to announce the coming of the apocalypse. This is Christian art at its most literal.

The Last Judgement, as seen on the timpanum over the door of the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Vysehrad. Notice the weeping sinners (right) being tormented by demons and dragons, while on the other side the virtuous are welcomed to their eternal reward. In the centre, stands the Archangel Michael, bearing a flaming sword - he's in charge of the sorting - while the four trumpets blast out over his head to announce the coming of the apocalypse. This is Christian art at its most literal.

The #NusleBridge towers over the houses in the Nusle Valley. After almost a century of speculation, design competitions and planning, it finally opened in February 1973. It's a stark piece of #Communist era design, with the highway traveling above and Prague's #Metro C line carried underneath.  www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The #NusleBridge towers over the houses in the Nusle Valley. After almost a century of speculation, design competitions and planning, it finally opened in February 1973. It's a stark piece of #Communist era design, with the highway traveling above and Prague's #Metro C line carried underneath. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Veronika Psotkova's unusual art in the courtyard of the Novomestska Radnice. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Veronika Psotkova's unusual art in the courtyard of the Novomestska Radnice. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Monument to Julius Zeyer, Czech poet and writer, in the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle  www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Monument to Julius Zeyer, Czech poet and writer, in the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle www.nakedtourguideprague.com

A second home for Christmas trees and architecturally designed wooden sauna, housed together on an old barge on the River Vltava.

A second home for Christmas trees and architecturally designed wooden sauna, housed together on an old barge on the River Vltava.

A #TrojanHorse, by the River Vltava in #Prague's Troja neighbourhood.   Top Tip for the day: Take a nice long walk through the Stromovka Park and end with a stroll along the river - you might end up passing this interesting fellow!  www.nakedtourguideprague.com

A #TrojanHorse, by the River Vltava in #Prague's Troja neighbourhood. Top Tip for the day: Take a nice long walk through the Stromovka Park and end with a stroll along the river - you might end up passing this interesting fellow! www.nakedtourguideprague.com

This beautiful Art Nouveau light fitting hangs in the #AmericanBar of the #ObecniDum. It is absolutely stunning!  www.nakedtourguideprague.com

This beautiful Art Nouveau light fitting hangs in the #AmericanBar of the #ObecniDum. It is absolutely stunning! www.nakedtourguideprague.com

If you look carefully at this ceiling, you'll see the the pattern that is reflected is actually that of the  floor. This is the #MirrorChapel in the Clementinum in #Prague. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

If you look carefully at this ceiling, you'll see the the pattern that is reflected is actually that of the floor. This is the #MirrorChapel in the Clementinum in #Prague. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

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