The walk up to the castle is steep cobblestones.
What’s my REAL reason for not writing a blog tonight? That’s easy.
The night was clear and 60 degrees. Prague Castle’s grounds were lit, but few tourists were around. It was the perfect time for six of us to head up the steep cobblestone hill and capture what we could.
The tripod was too flimsy for my camera. I spent half my time on my back, aiming up at the cathedral spires and the other half not breathing as I hand-held at slow speeds, but it was still magical.
Cathedral of St. Vitus has ornate Gothic doors.
St. Vitus Cathedral is one of more than 20 buildings on the Prague Castle grounds. Czech kings and queens have been crowned here, and the Bohemian Crown Jewels are here on the site that was first a church in 925. Charles IV began building this Gothic cathedral in 1344.
The gates to the castle have sculptures of Titans, made by I. F. Platzer in 1770.
The panorama over the castle wall includes the Church of St. Nicholas, a notable example of Baroque architecture.
To celebrate of LGBT Pride Week, the U.S. Embassy in Prague glowed with rainbow colors.