Prague is, without a doubt, one of my favorite European cities, thanks to its incredible blend of architectural styles, its sweeping views, and its intriguing history.
As a child, our dear family friend and my first piano teacher, Erna, shared fascinating tales of what life was like in Prague in the 1930s. These anecdotes about her homeland made the so-called Golden City come to life.
This image was captured on a late spring trip in 2009. Though I wish I had been quicker on the snap, so that I could’ve captured the man’s full silhouette, I loved how the sun illuminated building #10 on this quiet, cobbled lane.
Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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22 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Strolling Silhouette – Prague”
I am with you – Prague is stunning! Great photo!
Many thanks, Anita!
No I think you got it just right, I might have gone with less of the man, maybe just an arm, taking her around the corner to……………where?
I like that, Mark… An air of mystery!
Where are your travels taking you to next?
Hi Tricia, I’m off to Amsterdam on Monday, hopefully get some time to click away.
Belated bon voyage wishes to you, Mark!
Really like this!
Thanks, Andrew! I’m missing Europe’s Old World architecture right now, so it’s fun to immerse myself in it via some imagery. :)
That peachy colour is so nice. Like icecream.
A tasty simile, Jo – love it!
Great shot – like it
Many thanks! Prague is quite a photogenic city and the lighting was special at this moment.
Love this pic Tricia!
Thank you very much, Richtush! It is a pleasure to connect and soak up some of your photography pointers.
Thanks for sharing your myriad experiences..and beautiful pics and stories.
I nominated your blog for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ award. http://wp.me/p2tCVn-9r
Do look at the rules! Congratulations !
Tricia This is a beautiful post. Virginia
Thank you so much, Virginia! We just successfully renewed our passports, so hopefully a visit to Canada will be in order. :) Hope your week is off to a super start!
This is lovely. I think it’s better for not having the other figure. It makes one wonder and I love an image that suggests a story.
A beautiful shot! Prague is on my bucket list! And I’ve enjoyed browsing through your blog. Thank you
Greetings, Elaine! It is pleasure to connect with you, and thank you for letting me know that you’ve enjoyed peeking at my blog. Since you are so passionate about writing, I think you would enjoy Prague very much. Behind each twisty, cobbled lane lurk so many stories. Prague came alive for me long before I first voyaged there, thanks to my wonderful piano teacher and friend, featured here:
I just read a story about Prague. Between the story and your photo, I now must visit! Check out the story. It’s cute and I found it through your blog actually lol! http://30roomies.blogspot.ca/2012/07/prince-charming-not-so-charming.html
Karolyne, thanks for sharing the fun tale from Prague — it is indeed a magical city. And, I’m pleased to say that I was finally able to go there with my special someone.