Therefore, our second day in Prague was the 29th of May and it included (in chronological order which of those sights came first) Prague Zoo, Troja Chateau and Vyšehrad.
_on our way to the zoo_Prague Zoo was opened in 1931 in the district of Troja in the north of Prague. The zoo occupies 45 hectares and houses about 4 400 animals that represent 670 species from all around the world. In 2002 Prague suffered the worst floods in its history: a large part of the zoo was under water and many animals died. Fortunately the zoo soon recovered.
Already in 2007 Forbes Magazine listed Prague Zoo among the world's best zoos together with Animal Kingdom in Orlando, U.S.A.; Basel Zoo in Basel, Switzerland; Beauval Zoo in France; Berlin Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany; Bronx Zoo in New York, U.S.A.; Chester Zoo in Great Britain and National Zoological Gardens of South Africa in The Republic of South Africa. By the way, have you visited any of the best zoos in the world?
We used a small zebra patterned ship to sail to the zoo along the Vltava River and our zoo adventures started at 9 o'clock in the morning when the ship departed, and ended approximately at 16:00 when we headed to Troja Chateau. I believe I don't even have to mention how wonderful and utterly adorable all the animals, birds and other creatures were. I truly hope you can see and feel all those genuine emotions through my photos!
The main hall is connected with the garden by a monumental staircase, embellished with interesting sculptures: there are statues of Antique Gods and Goddesses, fighting with Titans. That could also be the origin of the name "Troja" which gave the name to the whole Prague district.
_on our way back, Charles Bridge_To end our second, particularly eventful day in Prague, I and E. visited Vyšehrad, sometimes referred to as "Prague's second castle". It was built in the 10th century on a hill over the Vltava River and within the castle is the Basilica of St. Paul and St. Peter, as well as Vyšehrad Cemetery, containing the remains of many famous people from Czech history. Due to its position on a high rock just above the Vltava River it offers nice panoramic views over part of Prague. In my opinion the view down was insanely high because I didn't imagine at all, how mountainous Prague actually is!
I was wearing:
*during the daytime: top - BLENDShe; skirt - Sheinside; sandals - Tamaris; sunnies - Prada; watch - D&G; bracelet - Oriflame;
*in the evening I added: cardigan+belt - H&M; sneakers - Seppälä; bag - Guess.
ps. Still, on a completely different note: I received my very first item from Sheinside which is one of the web's first online stores, reaching back to year 2008.
So, I got myself a Vintage Star Printing Chiffon Asymmetrical Skirt and I honestly was tickled pink when I opened the package and tried my skirt on for the first time. It's perfectly flying, girlish and what's the most important characteristic? It's high-quality! And I haven't seen anything like that here in Estonian stores nor did I in Czech stores last week. If you're a true fan of asymmetrical clothes then certainly go for it because it's perfect for those hot summer breezes and it attracts heaps of compliments from people around you!