December 14, 2014

"Good King Wenceslas...

"Good King Wenceslas looked out
on the feast of Stephen.
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel.
When a poor man came in sight
Gath'ring winter fuel."

"Charles Bridge Towers"
Prague, Czech Republic

If I wasn't in the Christmas spirit before touching down in Prague, then I definitely had no excuse after strolling the Charles Bridge and looking around to find out from where I was hearing the strains of "Good King Wenceslas" that was filling the air.

"Good King Wenceslas"
Prague, Czech Republic

There atop the Charles Bridge Towers.  Not 10 pipers piping, but a brass quartet a blowing.  "Good King Wenceslas".  The patron saint of the Czech Republic, and a darn good Christmas song too.   Throw in the fact that I was standing in the heart of the Czech Republic in Prague...well...and her heart grew three sizes that day.

"Music From on High"
Prague, Czech Republic

Guaranteed to put the spirit in the old yule tide.  I might have even been motivated to do a bit of Christmas shopping.  Yeah, it was for me.  And yeah, it's the only Christmas shopping I've done so far.

Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer.  Fa-la-la-la-la.


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  1. I can only imagine walking the streets of this part of the world at Christmas time!

  2. these are beautiful.Love the architecture of buildings and structures...

  3. These pictures took me back in time. The architecture is stunning! And I am now humming "Good King Wenceslas."

  4. I like taking photos like your first one, framing a building within a building is cool. Great photos.

  5. Glad that you enjoyed Prague and its beauty. Really? No shopping? Chapeau!

  6. Sounds like you are on fire for Christmas now! Glad you had such a wonderful time.

  7. As I scrolled through these photos, I just kept repeating, "Wow" as each one was revealed. Not very profound, but sincere. It must be an amazing place to visit any time of the year, but especially now.

  8. That would be incredible. It's pretty much a Christmas dream.

  9. Wow, I love the distant and close up shots of the trumpeteers, must be really festive there for the holidays!

  10. I can only imagine how much this environment invokes the holiday spirit. Gorgeous architecture.

  11. This would be so much fun. I guess I was in Prague at the wrong time of the year.
    (Visiting from Travel Photos Monday)