Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral
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The Prague Castle, the white building with the red roof, is overwhelmed by the St. Vitus Cathedral. I found it impossible to get a photo of the palace without St. Vitus looming in the background.  The castle occupies almost 764,000 sq feet so it in not a small place.  Prague Castle  is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic along with many state offices

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We could tour the exterior of the castle, but as it contained active state offices entrance was forbidden.

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The Castle had an Honor Guard posted at each entrance.  Every day at noon there is a Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

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The sculptures surrounding the castle were bizarre to violent.

Note this dragon is spitting venom (water) from its fangs.

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Part of the old castle wall.

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St. Vitus has an abundance of spires and spines.

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pro6tected behind the mesh were remnants of the original foundation dating back hundreds of years.

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Seems like everyone must have an obelisk.  We saw them all over Europe.  Carryovers from the Roman Empire I believe.  Remember the Romans occupied North Africa (Egypt) for years.  That is probably where all the lion statues came from as well.

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Tours were available inside the Cathedral but the crowds were massive so the Skunk decided to stay outside. Had about all the cathedral interiors I could stand anyway. 

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Click here for photos of the Famous Charles Bridge

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