Short Excursion in Prague

Not much wordiness here. Just some photos I took wandering around Prague for a couple of hours today. I’m in the city for customer and colleague presentations, but couldn’t pass up the only time to take a break and see the sights, especially since I haven’t been here since 2008.

A Beauty to Behold

A Beauty to Behold

I visited a comic book museum which cost about $6 (120 CZK). In reality it was two rooms dedicated to one Czech cartoonist, Kája Saudek, who was jailed during the Soviet era for his humor, satire, and often racy comics. The artwork – even though it was a small exhibit, was astounding. The whole thing took less than 20 minutes, though, so if you decide to visit it’s probably best if you really like Kája Saudek.

Love the eye

Love the eye

 

Wall o' Comics

Wall o’ Comics

 

Displays were nicely put together

Displays were nicely put together

Wandering around, of course I found a couple of interesting items…

Copyright infringement? Or legit?

Copyright infringement? Or legit?

… not the least of which was the one-stop-shop for your nefarious alcoholic needs.

Yup.

Yup.

… to suit all tastes (albeit not my own)…

Now available in Colorado...

Now available in Colorado…

 

Can you feel the Euphoria yet?

Can you feel the Euphoria yet?

… in a variety of form factors…

Decisions, decisions...

Decisions, decisions…

No need to look for the gift shop:

If that wasn't enough, there's always a museum...

If that wasn’t enough, there’s always a museum…

Of course, you do enough of that stuff and probably these guys might want to have a word with you (whether you wanted them to or not):

Voices... I hear voices...

Voices… I hear voices…

Not to mention this would seriously freak you out!

A different kind of facetime

A different kind of facetime

I confess, the meticulous work put into the cobblestones in the old towne is fantastic.

Cobblestone Awesomesauce

Cobblestone Awesomesauce

Then while walking on the Charles Bridge the statues looked incredible against the deep blue sky.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

 

Prague castle from afar

Prague castle from afar

I’m not sure why, but the Charles Bridge always seems to look better to me in black and white.

Charles Bridge, the "pretty" tower

Charles Bridge, the “pretty” tower

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Karluv Most

Karluv Most

All day I’d been walking around and wondering why people were coming up and talking in Russian to me, instead of Czech (or even English, since I pretty much usually look uber-American. Then I realized that the way they were looking at me wasn’t the way I thought I looked (at first).

Where's Natasha?

Where’s Natasha?

Well, at least I got to practice my Russian. A lot.

Then there was this guy on the bridge, whose calliope was playing – I kid thee not – ABBA.

Mama mia... here I go again...

Mama mia… here I go again…

 

Too cool for color

Too cool for color

Crisp sky atop the Old Town Square.

Sing with me! It's a beautiful day in the "sousedství"...

Sing with me! It’s a beautiful day in the “sousedství”…

Here is the famous Astronomical Clock. Great story behind it (well, not for its inventor, but oh well).

The astronomical clock... of DEATH!

The astronomical clock… of DEATH!

And then there was this WTF moment as I was heading back to the hotel. In all seriousness, I have no explanation for this.

Knobs on doors, right? Nooo....

Knobs on doors, right? Nooo….

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How to get a head in life without really trying...

How to get a head in life without really trying…

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Scotty! Creep factor 10!

Scotty! Creep factor 10!

Of course, just walking by you may never have noticed…

Hey, that's a cool design. Wait, what!?

Hey, that’s a cool design. Wait, what!?

Last but not least, it was a beautiful (if chilly) day, but it certainly summed up the majesty of Prague quite nicely to come across this:

By the Praha of Greyskull...

By the Praha of Greyskull…

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