Installed in 1410, the Prague astronomical clock, or Pražský orloj, is the oldest one of its kind still in operation. On its recent, 605th birthday, the orloj was honored as a Google Doodle. In addition to watching the clock in action at the top of each hour, you can also go up the Old Town Hall Tower […]

Prague may be the only city outside of Paris with couples taking wedding portraits everywhere!  From the Charles Bridge to in front of the astronomical clock to this couple at the Prague Castle, we spotted them all over town.  I can only imagine how amazing their wedding albums will be with professional shots of them surrounded […]

Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Petřínská rozhledna (or Petřín Lookout Tower) offers amazing views of Prague.  The structure is must shorter than the Eiffel Tower — about one-fifth the height — but because it sits atop a high hill, the view from the top is at a higher elevation than the Eiffel Tower.

With more than 100 works of art painted on a 0.8 mile stretch of the remains of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is the world’s longest open air gallery.  Each piece depicts the struggle to break free of the Iron Curtain or celebrates the excitement of ultimately achieving that reality.  It is a […]

With more than 100, large format works of art painted on a 1,316 meter long portion of the remains of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is the world’s longest open air gallery.  In addition to Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall Memorial, the East Side Gallery is one of three “must see” sites […]

Once the symbol of the Cold War, starkly separating the East from the West, today Checkpoint Charlie is a nothing more than a tourist attraction. Or as the Independent deemed it, “a tacky tourist trap.” That said, I still feel it is one of three important sites to visit in order to fully experience the […]

The island in the Spree River is called Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and is home to five different museums including the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery).  It is an art gallery featuring Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern works.  This statue sits out front. On Today’s Date in the Past: Paris:  Pyramide du Louvre Kansas City Fashion Week:  Andrea […]