Wanderlust: The Essence of Prague

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You just can't erase certain views from your head after you've seen them. This is a little story about my trip to Prague.

Prague took my breath away and I haven’t quite retrieved it yet.

I’m not a person who travels a lot; therefore, my opinion is not really reliable. But Prague has become my favorite European city at this point. We stayed at a beautiful hostel located in Malá Strana, and spent three whole days there – days which included lots of sight-seeing, staring at the skyline, and drinking absinth. There are a couple of things that I’ve acknowledged during my stay.

I’ve shot seven rolls of film, mostly Tudorcolor XLX 200, Fuji Superia 200 and 400, and one Agfa Vista 200 roll, too. You know what that means, right? Lots and lots and lots of pictures! Some people buy mugs and tees, I take photographs. I feel like, because of analogue photography, I was able to look into the heart of Prague and genuinely love what I saw. I’ve brought a bunch of happy memories back home with me.

Sitting in the park on Kampa island. Listening to someone play an actual piano which just happens to be standing in the middle of it, with happiness in the air. Yes, actual happiness – everyone seemed to be smoking weed there.

Images of Prague at night. After drinking a lot of absinth, we decided to go for a walk and see the old town, with glimpses of being reckless and undeniably alive.

Listening to Bon Iver (“Stacks,” to be exact). While looking out of our attic hotel room and feeling the crisp autumn air, being alone and at peace.

Browsing the shelves in an English bookstore. Filled with books I’d only dreamed about, with a band performing just outside the store which made the whole moment perfect. I’d read about Shakespeare and Sons before leaving for Prague, but I didn’t expect it to be so good.

Walking through the Vladislavsky sal in the Old Royal Palace and imagining my own coronation. And later on, imagining a movie out of it. With me, being a queen-to-be, having a completely right and socially acceptable relationship with a knight slash prince, played by Colin Firth. Drama-free.

Meeting a street photographer, who somehow reminded me of HONY. “Act like friends.” “But we’re not friends.”

More about Prague, my journeys and life.

written by caddystar on 2013-10-14 in #lifestyle #praktica-mtl3 #friends #travel #people #makingmemories #prague #color-photography #cityscape

One Comment

  1. boredslacker
    boredslacker ·

    I went to Prague 10 years ago and it took my breath away too... Thanks for the article, it brought back fond memories of a fine city...

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