Saturday, April 21, 2012

Czech out those buildings

I mentioned earlier that the thing we did in Prague was walk. Everywhere we turned there was yet another gorgeous building to look at. So, we decided to take you, faithful readers, on a virtual walking tour of Prague with us, focusing just on the best buildings. No nonsense, no fuss, just unadulterated visual immersion into the wonder that is Prague.

One artistic note: many buildings (including the first one below) appear to be painted on the outside in a black-and-white motif. That is actually sgraffito, a technique that involves applying colored mortar to a wall or surface, then scratching it off to leave the impression of a drawing or a texture on the building. It's everywhere. And it's gorgeous. (There are also a few Art Nouveau facades in this collection for the Francophiles in the audience.)

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There you go, a scrolling tour of Prague. For the adventurous (whose fingers aren't tired from all that, um, scrolling), here are more pictures like these on our Flickr site. (And please don't tell Sara that I used the Czech/check pun again.)

2 comments:

  1. WOOO! This brought back so many awesome memories!

    Mala Strana! Boar! Castle! Church! Trdelniks!!

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  2. czech out.... (hihihi, nice!)

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