Prague: day 2

First of all, this time I had one hundred and fifty-seven photos to choose from, so please don't wonder why I have added more than 20 for you to marvel. I just couldn't help myself.
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!

Anyway, before cruising back to downtown Prague we slightly explored Troja Chateau which is a Baroque castle from the 17th century. It's a sophisticated and decorative building, projected by Jean Baptiste Mathey for Wenzel Count of Sternberg. The chateau is richly decorated with large paintings and has a garden designed in French style.

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!

So, to pull things together I hope you enjoy the crazy amount of photos from Prague Zoo, Troja Chateau and Vyšehrad. As always, be sure to let me know what you think :)

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!


  1. Wow love your photo's and there can never be enough photos,its great seeing all the places you've been on your trip.
    The zoo sounds amazing,one of the best on the world?! Thats incredible I'd love to see it one time,Ive been to animal kingdom in Orlando and that was amazing,so this must of been incredible.
    Your photographs are amazing by the way,really wish I could take good quality photo's like these. Right up close to all those magnificent animals.
    You both look so sweet together too :)
    Your tempting me to save up and jet off to Prague! Im off to go check out day one of your trip x

  2. Amazing pics!!! Your skirt is amazing, I love it so much! Have a great weekend.xoxo


  3. Hi Maiken...it was amazing...we wrote a comment on each other blog at the same time:)


    1. hey, Kate! job well done then, right? ;)

  4. Väga lahedad pildid! :)


  5. I'm happy that you posted so many photos! Firt of all the city seems to be absolutely amazing! so old, full of history and beautiful! and the Zoo! well, I know how much you love animals (I'm the same;) and all those cutie-pies! Great photos! I got the feeling that I visited the Zoo myself;)
    Love your asymmetrical skirt, very feminine yet modern and playful. And I really like that you wore it with sneakers! cool look!




  6. Anonymous8/6/12 17:15

    Wonderful pics Maiken, I can see you're enchanted with Prague:) Love your skirt too!

  7. Beautiful pictures! Love your skirt!

  8. Anonymous8/6/12 18:41

    Maiken, you're making me want to hop on a plane right this moment! Which would be super awkward as I am still in pajamas! ;) The Basilica is so stunning, I got chills. But then again, I particularly love the architecture of old churchs and missions. The pictures the zebra and cheetah were some of my favorites too. Not to mention the anchor braided/links bracelet. Ok, ok I could ramble on for ever. Great post! :) Amanda

  9. Asümmeetriline seelik - (Y)! Otsin ka endale seda, aga siiani ei ole kaltsukas nii palju edu olnud. :(

  10. you have an amazing blog. So inspiring.
    Hope you visit me and if you like we can follow each other?


  11. Oh wow, I visited Prague last september and these pictures are jogging my memory (especially Charles Bridge). I didn't visit the zoo though, but it does look amazing! xx


  12. amazing Photos Maiken! I LOVE each and everyone of them :) especially the ones from the zoo! x

  13. Lovely photos. :) I've never seen zebras I think .. Or many other ones either, since there isn't elephants or anything like that in Korkeasaari /Helsinki, where I've been once.

    You two look adorable! Nice to see photo of you two together :)
    Really cute anchor-bracelet too!

    Thank you for the comment Maiken. Heh I'm happy I inspired you to wear a dress! I should do that more often myself too. Tend to keep on pants & blouses etc. more.. :) But summer is here so I / we have plenty of choices to dress up girly ^^

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  14. wow~
    amazing photos!!
    Make me want to travel again~~ haha
    btw, your high-low skirt is pretty!

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  15. WOW! Maiken, the photos at the zoo are gorgeous. I've never been to the Animal Kingdom in Orlando, and none of the others on the list! I also love all the photos of the buildings, Prague is such a gorgeous city.

    I can't wait to see your photos of the new skirt!

    Also...what camera do you use and lens?

    1. I use Olympus E-520 and actually two different lenses:
      ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 and ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6. I also think about buying the third one :)

    2. I've got to look into these lenses. I hope Canon makes them because the picture quality is amazing! Thank you for responding Maiken!

  16. I have never been in Prague..but I hope to visit it soon once I'm back in Europe. All the people talks amazing things about the city..besides these pictures are great!!!!!!! ;)


  17. i LOVE your skirt! it is sooo pretty! such amazing photos! the animal photographs are spectacular :D


  18. WOW! Prague is a place that has always intrigued me and your photos do them justice! You should sell your animal pics to the zoo- they are stunning! Love your polka dotted skirt and you and your man are so cute!

  19. maiken, i'm tired just looking & reading all the fun stuff you saw & did. fab animal photos. i want to see the zebra print boat. ;) hooray for your new skirt! i like how it looks with your sandals too.

  20. beautiful post, dear!
    And what a nice blog you have :-)

    If you have time pls take also a look at my blog and become a friend too :)

    XO, Carmen

  21. minu meelest täiesti normaalne kogus pilte, eriti kuna tegemist on esiteks reisiga ja teiseks loomadega, nii et kõik igati õigustatud :) nunnud, nunnud, nunnud tegelased! mulle meeldib see pilt sinust, kus kaelkirjak taustaks on - ägedalt tsillib tüüp seal taustal lihtsalt :)

    1. loomadega on tõesti see lugu, et võiks peaaegu kõik pildid tegelikult üles panna, aga see läheks ilmselt natuke paljuks :D ja veel raskem osa saabub siis, kui pean ilmutamiseks pilte sorteerima hakkama..

  22. I really enjoyed this post! Prague looks so beautiful! I especially enjoyed your cheetah photo. Very dynamic! And your skirt is soooo awesome. I love it!

  23. i love prague, these photos are incredible

  24. really good scenery! both of you are cute and i just realized that you have many tattoos! cool :)

  25. These are such beautiful photos dear!!! You look so lovely in that skirt :) And of course, we can follow each other. I am your newest follower, please kindly do the same. Keep in touch <3


  26. Prague is stunning, I love your animals pictures - what beautiful photography. I also adore your shoes and that skirt! This is possibly one of my favourite outfits yet - you just keep getting better! love xo

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  27. prague is fantastic. i was there two times and i've enjoyed it so much. i love this city.
    nice picture, maiken. you are a very good photographer.
    have fun and enjoy your trip.

    maren anita

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  28. i love the place, so amazing and those animals too! your outfit is great as usual!

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  29. First of all AMAZING PICTURES. The second is my favourite for sure though. Love all the snaps of the animals! I went to a zoo today! I cannot say we saw animals AS exciting as this though. When I went to Sydney Zoo I saw giraffes, hippos, lions and tigers etc but the one I went to today was more like- monkeys, cows, flamingos and snakes :P Just about to write a post about it!!

    Prague looks stunning. I cannot wait to visit it someday :)


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  30. Amazing pictures! Prague is such a great city! I really love your skirt! The phoos of the animals are so good :)))



  31. Such incredible pictures, love it all! I really want to go to Prague, everyone says it´s so lovely!


  32. Anonymous11/6/12 07:44

    Do I even have to say this, Prague is absolutely stunning! I love all the photos and the animals are all so cute! Thanks for sharing them. By the way, love that photo of you and E. :)

    P.S. I hope you get to watch SWATH!

    Lots of love, B
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  33. Wonderful photos. Prague is such
    a beautiful city, been there once.
    I really like the skirt you're wearing!


  34. Maiken, your photos are beautiful! Would love to be closer to Europe so visiting such gorgeous cities was easier. Meanwhile, you look lovely and chic. That skirt is great on you!


  35. Wow, your photos are stunning! Prague is so beautiful. I hope you are enjoying your time!!

  36. these are beautiful photos of the animals at the zoo! so professional, and you've captured these amazing creatures beautifully. :)
    i love your outfit, and you look very chic and stylish. love the neutral color combo.

  37. Thanks so much for your lovely comment :) I cant wait for your next post,packed with more gorgeous trip photos.Hope your well and had a lovely weekend x

  38. I haven't been to Prague yet but I hear from friends that it's a great city. Have to visit it once! Lovely photos.


  39. I love animals. Beautiful place and photography.


  40. I am such a sucker for anything that involve animals - I went to the Berlin Zoological Garden in 2009 and it was such an amazing experience. I had no idea that Prague had an amazing zoo, too, but now I have even more reason to want to visit! All of your adventures look like they were absolutely wonderful and so much fun, I can't wait to see more :)

  41. Lovely pictures! I love this high lo skirt you are wearing! Looking beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  42. Ok first of all, love your skirt! <3 second, I wish I could be that close to a tiger! that photo is amazing, and love all the other ones, I wish I could travel there right now

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  43. wow you always have such amazing photos on your site! Prague looks amazing, you have the most beautiful trips! Awesome pictures of you too hun :) those animals are AWESOME!

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  45. WOW your photo's are so beautiful, it looks amazing!:) XX

  46. wow I love that black and white photo of you! Looks like it should be in a magazine!


  47. These photos are so nice and you definitely know how to travel in style! I have been wanting to go to Prague, but have never had the chance!


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  49. lucky u! in my city, the zoo we have are so poor that the animals are often reported dying ): nice takes anyway! & glad to find your cute blog

  50. Oh wow, love these pictures! The zoo animal shots are great. Your camera is awesome!
    Love that Sheinside skirt :)

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  51. It was awesome!!!^^


  52. Thank you ♥♥

    These pictures are amazing! & I absolutely love your look, the skirt is perfect ♥

  53. These pictures are amazing!! Looks like you're having fun. Love your skirt :)


  54. Oooh the animals!! My fav is the zebra as well as the animal poking its head out of the water! what is it? a crocodile, a fish? an otter? haha! i love your watch and bracelet too!! :))

  55. I've been there but with I feel like I've visited this unknown Prague spots

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