After breakfast at the pension the next morning, we were off for a full day of exploring Prague.
|Looking down onto Prague from the Petrin gardens.
|Me and Dilek pose for a selfie.
|Early in the afternoon, the skies opened up and the rains fell.
We ducked under an awning to stay dry.
It was a treat to hear a loud crash of thunder, as we usually don't have lightning in Seattle.
|As Dilek's Achilles's tendons were bothering her,
we took her back to the pension so she could rest her feet.
|After dropping off Dilek at the pension,
Ferit and I set off by foot to continue exploring the city.
|We stopped for a most delicious coconut pastry.
It was the perfect pastry -- tasty, but not too sweet.
|It was nice to peruse the messages of peace and love from all over the world.
|We added our own message, from Seattle.
|I jumped for joy in front of the wall...
|...as did Ferit.
|Just around the corner from the wall,
we came across a colorful collection of locks on an iron gate.
|And while walking the streets, we saw these fun paintings.
Can you spot all 11 faces?
|In the Old Town Square, we saw the world's oldest functioning astronomical clock.
|Nearby was the Tyn Church,
gorgeously illuminated by the dark, stormy sky in the distance.
|Segways are a popular way to explore the city.
We had never seen so many Segways in any one city.
|We stopped along the Legions bridge to take photos of the Charles Bridge in the distance.
|The Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava River, which runs through Prague.
The pedestrian-only bridge, which is more than 650 years old,
is a popular place for musicians and street artists to gather.
|Prague, you are a gorgeous city!
[Photo Credits: Most photos were taken by Ferit. The photos of Ferit, which were taken by me.]