[Photo Journal] Walking Around Prague

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Walking Around Prague

For the past several weeks, I have been sharing photographs from one of the most beautiful cities on earth, Prague in Czech Republic. There is just something about the city that calls to me – its eerie enchantments, its ancient histories, its romantic steeples, you could smell the musk of dark beauty in the air: danger mixed in with sorcery, cobblestones clanging with classical music, and delicious pork knuckle everywhere. I have here a few more photographs from this beautiful city I am hoping that I can return to again this year.

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“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.”
― Charles Baudelaire

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“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”
― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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“All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim.”
― Christopher Morley

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“Cities have always offered anonymity, variety, and conjunction, qualities best basked in by walking: one does not have to go into the bakery or the fortune-teller’s, only to know that one might. A city always contains more than any inhabitant can know, and a great city always makes the unknown and the possible spurs to the imagination.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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“I liked the idea of living in a city — any city, especially a strange one — liked the thought of traffic and crowds, of working in a bookstore, waiting tables in a coffee shop, who knew what kind of solitary life I might slip into? Meals alone, walking the dogs in the evenings; and nobody knowing who I was.”
― Donna Tartt, The Secret History

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“In his mind, the city, as it awoke from its slumber, seemed to be built on quicksand. The stability was illusory.”
― Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem

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“Long-time inhabitant of steeples, accustomed to contemplating, from his perch on a rainspout, the expanse of roofs, he knew that the souls of cities are more substantial and more lasting than those of all their inhabitants put together.”
― Italo Calvino, The Castle of Crossed Destinies

“The cities make ferocious men because they may corrupt man. The mountain, the sea, the forest, make savage men; they development fierce side, but often without destroying the humane side.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“I regained my soul through literature after those times I’d lost it to wild-eyed gypsy girls on the European streets.”
― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

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“In Europe one gets used to doing nothing. You sit on your ass and whine all day. You get contaminated. You rot.”
― Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

3 Comments on [Photo Journal] Walking Around Prague

  1. Beautiful pictures as usual. And that was an interesting quote to end on.

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  2. That is absolutely gorgeous! Did you get a chance to see the Franz Kafka memorial statue?

    Liked by 1 person

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