Sunday Snapshots: Postcards From Prague 3

by Spicie Foodie on April 22, 2012

*Please excuse the photo quality, they were shot on my phone’s camera.*

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie

I’m back from my spring break, it was great. I feel refreshed and excited to get back to blogging. It’s really amazing how great you can feel by taking a week off. Perhaps my favorite part was the technology disconnect. I cut down my internet time to about 20% of my normal use, and it was fantastic. Try it, you’d be amazed at how the your life and world still function without the technology overload:) I thought I’d keep it simple and get back into things with some postcards from Prague. Enjoy!

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie

Even if you’ve lived in Prague a long time, or visited countless time, there are so many hidden corners, passages and stories to discover. On this walk we headed to Prague Castle. Once inside we made our way to the Golden Lane. This section or lane of the castle is home to tiny, modest, building that were inhabited by the castle servants. The tiny buildings were inhabited until just after World War 2. In their long history they were inhabited by some famous or well known Czechs. Perhaps the most, internationally, know being Franz Kafka at number 22.

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie

On this trip we noticed that many of the houses had been renovated appropriately to the different periods in which they had been occupied. We were pleasantly surprised that they had been opened to the public.

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie

During the high tourist season in Prague, a small area like this is impossible to photograph clearly because of all the tourist. This photo below is a scan of one I took a while ago during the low season. Not the best shot but it gives you an idea. If you’d like to see more photos of Prague’s Golden Lane visit the Castle’s website, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower.

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie

The rest of these photos were taken around and below the castle grounds.

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie Foodie Isn’t this little guy adorable?

Sunday Snapshots; Prague, Prague Castle, Golden Lane, tour, Spicie FoodiePivo (beer) and lunch time!


See you tomorrow, I have a terrific fusion recipe for you. Also the YBR signup will go up on Wednesday, but feel free to start sending in your informationHappy Sunday everyone!


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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sublime Palate April 22, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Nice!! Makes me wanna go there. I’ve heard it’s a beautiful place. And I totally agree with u on the technology point!


2 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Prague is a really beautiful city. Thanks!


3 Rosa April 22, 2012 at 7:11 AM

Lovely clicks! I really like the first two pictures.

Welcome back.




4 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Thank you Rosa:)


5 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine April 22, 2012 at 7:50 AM

Bellissimo~ Oh my this is a treat to be able to see through your eyes in these photo’s just mesmerizing… thank you so much for this!


6 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Thank you Claudia:)


7 Ramona April 22, 2012 at 8:18 AM

I love learning about history and culture. Great photos!! Glad to have you back. :) PS… that cat photo… I love his/her expression…too cute. :)


8 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Hi Ramona,

Thank you:) He or she was such a cutie, and I can’t believe it stayed still to let me take it’s picture.


9 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef April 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I love Prague!! Our first visit there we met a tour guide who’s ended up being a lifelong friend. We were very lucky on one visit because Prague Castle was open to the public for a day. Martina our guide talked to the guards and they told her to bring us back at 4:45 and we’d get a private tour. It was fantastic.

I love your photos and I could go back to Prague tomorrow and be very happy. One visit we took a walking architecture tour – very cool. Thanks for the memories.


10 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Hi Maureen,

Wow, that is so cool! (about your lifelong friend and castle private castle tour) I’ve yet to take the guided castle tours, but really need to do one. Thanks you!


11 Lea Ann April 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Love these photos and I want that cat! What a face. Things have been piling up on my shoulders over the past couple weeks – yikes. On Friday I went to my favorite oriental restaurant and my fortune read “Get out of the house, it will rejuvenate your spirits”. Maybe I’ll go to Prague. :)


12 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM

You should definitely get out of the house and away from all technology. A holiday abroad my be just what the cookie meant:)


13 Ruby April 22, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Yeah, ok, I officially hate you now. Sorry but your phone pics are way better than the ones I take with my ‘good’ camera. It’s just not right. I mean that first shot looks like a painting. Seriously, what’s your problem? Maybe you need to post just one bad, heck I’ll take mediocre, shot every now and then to let us know you’re actually mortal! ;-)


14 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Blahahaha Ruby you almost made me spit my water out:) What are you talking about, your photos look great! I just got lucky that that’s the way the light fell inside the houses.

Maybe from now on I should send you all my bad photos so you can see that there’s a whole lot of horrible ones.

Thanks for the giggle:)


15 Ruby April 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Well I really am trying my best to come back from the dark side, use the force and let your disturbingly awesome photography inspire rather then dishearten me. Really, I’m trying. ;-P


16 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

What are you some sort of sith lord? Shoot I think we just revealed to everyone that we are Star Wars nerds, lol.

Don’t be silly, your photography is beautiful. I feel inspired by it every time I see it.


17 Natalie April 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM

My mouth dropped! These photos are stunning!!!! I love them!


18 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Thank you Natalie:)


19 Emily @ Life on Food April 22, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Glad to have you back. I remember that little walk from the castle and I remember it being very cramped. We were there at Easter time though.


20 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Thank Emily:) Easter is one of the busiest times of the year in Prague. But glad that you got to see the castle and Golden Lane.


21 Frank April 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Prague is such a beautiful city! But the fact that you can produce such gorgeous photos from a telephone camera is a real tribute to your photographic talent!


22 Spicie Foodie April 22, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Oh Frank you are so sweet:) Thank you.


23 angela@spinachtiger April 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Yes on cutting back on technology overload, and yes on the medieval kitchen. I love that time period. I’m sort of in awe of the people who lived back then making their rugged way.


24 Suzanne Perazzini April 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I was in Prague a few years back and remember Golden Lane well. You have captured its essence beautifully, even with the phone camera. I love the grainy effect – it reflects the age of the subjects, and that light through the windows is magical.


25 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Thank you Suzanne! I got very lucky with the window light.


26 Sandra April 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Thanks for taking us with you. The photos are breathtaking.


27 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Thanks Sandra!


28 Flavors of the Sun April 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Your photos are always so special. This time you make me really want to visit Prague–in all my travels, I never made it there. And the eyes on that cat! Wow!


29 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I’m sure you’ll make it over one day Victoria:) Gracias!


30 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) April 23, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Welcome back, Nancy–pretty pictures! Prague is on the to-visit list so I appreciate the preview.

Glad to see you back!


31 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Hi Jean,
I hope you make it over soon. Thank you:)


32 tania@mykitchenstories April 23, 2012 at 3:02 AM

A stiory in a few shots. Your eye is so keen. Lovely shots , welcome back. I have to say a little break from the digital world is probably a very good idea


33 Spicie Foodie April 23, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Thank you Tania! Yes, a digital world break is always a good thing. I feel refreshed:)


34 Susan April 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I loved Prague for its architecture and all the beautiful wells that have been restored and kept protected from modern encroachment. The music in Prague was fabulous also … little jazz clubs and cafes … it was such a good time! I had my picture taken by the doorway in the Golden Lane that you featured …

Thanks for the memories!


35 Spicie Foodie April 24, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Yes, Prague really is a little gem, isn’t it? :) Thanks Susan!


36 dassana April 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

the first two pics have a vintage look and are looking so good.

its nice to be without the internet or less internet sometimes. even i do it sometimes.


37 Spicie Foodie April 24, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Thanks Dassana! Yes, you’d be amazed how nice:)


38 Magic of Spice April 23, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I love those kitchen shots, and well, I love that kitchen :) So want to visit!
Glad you had a good break :)


39 Spicie Foodie April 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

I joked that I wanted to move in there:) Hope you make it over soon.


40 sarah April 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Gorgeous photos- even from your phone!! I love taking that time to disconnect- I had to get rid of pinterest for that very reason- hard, but so worth it :) Hope you have a lovely week!


41 Spicie Foodie April 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Hi Sarah,
Thank you! Pinterest is so addicting, while I haven’t deleted my account I log out so I am forced to limit myself.


42 Laura @ Family Spice April 24, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I love these rustic pictures of Old Europe. We have tried to decorate our “new” home to feel just like this. A bit removed being in California, but you get my meaning! Thanks for the inspiration!


43 Nami | Just One Cookbook April 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I have a lot of friends who’ve been to Prague and they all shared beautiful pictures with us. I really wish to visit there one day. I really do. You take great pictures even from your phone!!!


44 Trix April 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

It really IS so nice to unplug now and then isn’t it? Refreshing and invigorating. I do not understand how people can tweet their entire vacation, lol. Welcome back my dear : )


45 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Yes, it really is. I may start doing it more often too:)

I don’t either, as it is I can barely follow along on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you sweetie:)


46 Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen April 26, 2012 at 6:35 AM

So glad you managed to take a well-earned break and just switch off from technology…enjoy the world a bit more, and do it a bit more often! And thanks for sharing these enchanting photos, I’m really amazed Kafka lived here because he’s one of my favorite authors. I wished I checked in with you on Sundays more often, but you know, I try to take a break from technology during the weekends….lol.


47 Spicie Foodie April 29, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Hi Maya,

Good for you for taking breaks away from technology. I miss you but I’m happy for you:)


48 Gina April 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM

So glad you are back from your break, I want to go there and see Prague. One day I hope. I love old areas like that, even if they are touristy. I was eyeing your beans and cornbread too, what to choose first. Hope you have a great weekend.


49 Spicie Foodie April 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Hi Gina,

Thank you! I hope you really do, I’m sure you’d love it.


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