Sunday Snapshots: Postcards From Prague 3

*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!



  1. says

    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. :)

  2. says

    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.

    • says

      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!

  3. says

    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. :)

  4. says

    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! ;-)

    • says

      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:)

      • says

        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

        • says

          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.

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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 : )

    • says

      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:)

  13. says

    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.

  14. says

    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.

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