19.6.12

Prague: day 4

And we are already down to the 4th day (the 31st of May) in the unbelievably fascinating and historical Prague. Our 4th day was mainly filled with discovering the other side of the Vltava river: Hradčany and Malá Strana (Lesser Town).

Hradčany, the Castle District, is the district surrounding the Prague Castle. The castle is said to be the biggest castle in the world at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide. Its history stretches back to the 9th century.
Mighty St Vitus Cathedral is located in the castle area and it is the country's largest church, containing numerous side-chapels, frescoes and tombstones, not forgetting the nave's beautiful coloured stained glass windows created by famous Czech Art Nouveau artist, Alfons Mucha.

The name "Lesser Town", on the other hand, derives from its position on the left (west) bank of the Vltava river, on the slopes just below the Prague Castle, in opposition to the larger "towns" of Prague on the right bank, to which it is conjoined by the Charles Bridge.

I and E. walked up the Petřin hill and that was an extremely exhausting but at the same time in every way pleasant climb! Petřin (327 m) is a hill in the centre of Prague and it is almost entirely covered with parks, so it's a favourite recreational area for the inhabitants of Prague. The main sights we saw there were The Hunger Wall, Petřin funicular, Petřin Lookout Tower and Strahov Monastery. Strahov Monastery, by the way, is a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1149.

 _St Vitus Cathedral_
 _Petřin funicular_
 _St Vitus Cathedral_
 _Strahov Monastery_
 _a familiar girl on the Charles Bridge_
 
But discovering the left bank of the Vltava river was not our only goal on the fourth day, so we also revisited the Botanical garden siding our hotel because E. wanted to buy some carnivorous plants. We saw the greenhouses which contained tropical plants, wet subtropical plants, cacti and succulents. By the way, I used to collect different cacti when I was a rather little girl. I think now I have (only) four in my kitchen. Anyway, the greenhouses were thoroughly reconstructed during 1997-2000 and their area was enlarged to 2000 square meters. Oh, and there was a piercing pond inside one of the greenhouses!


Since it was already the last proper day in Prague, we ate out twice that day and both times I was very fond of chicken, so I had chicken salad for lunch and chicken hamburger with divine french fries for dinner.
When you're in Prague, do visit Krok Zpět restaurant & pub (Vyšehradská 31, Praha 2) because during our journey no other eatery could compete with Krok Zpět where we ate twice. While many of Prague's eateries add like 10 or 15% of so called tip money to your bill by themselves (which was not so polite though the amount of money wasn't actually big), Krok Zpět left an opportunity to do it voluntarily. Well, and simply look at my delicious dinner!


(In the evening) I was wearing: cardigan+belt - H&M; white knitwear - American Eagle Outfitters /thrifted/; top - New Look /thrifted/; skirt - Sheinside; bag - Guess; studded flats - Jeffrey Campbell.
  
 _in front of our hotel, Park Inn Hotel Prague****_
 
Obviously our last day included some last minute shopping in Palladium where I bought bits and pieces from H&M, F&F and The Body Shop. I'm going to let you peep my purchases in the last post about Prague, so definitely be prepared! For the time being enjoy the photos and once again be sure to let me know what you think because I appreciate all of you and your opinions.

86 comments:

  1. I adore your evening outfit! Great layering! And of course I love the polka dots shirt dress as well:)

    FASHION CAT
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  2. Beautiful pictures and I especially love the little squirrel appearance! You look beautiful, love your layering.

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  3. Oh my word, I just wish I could have gone to Prague with you! The city looks so beautiful and sounds likea delight. Your outfits are perfect too...I love how perfectly street chic that short dress and tennies are together, and the long sweater with layered tops is really lovely!

    <3 Cambria
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  4. Such a great post Maiken.I've never been there but my parents have gone a long time ago and they loved the place :)

    xo
    Anastasia

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  5. maiken, you had quite the adventure, eating good food, seeing such architecture, & things! i am drooling over your pink lace top. so glad you had a good trip. :)

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  6. your dress is perfect! you look as sweet as always :)

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  7. Your photo's are so beautiful, they are 100% professional and I wouldn't be surprised to see them printed on the glossy pages of fashion magazines or guidebooks!
    I also really like your outfits! Especially the one with polka dots shirt dress! It looks absolutely awesome - the combination of a feminine dress with the sneakers!

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  8. you're so lucky you'd go to many beautiful places... thanks for sharing the photos with us!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  9. I'm really enjoying your Prague photos. Your dinner looked very tasty and I'm still drooling over your skirt!
    --TS

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  10. trip photos are always fun to see!! amazing-*
    your skirt is so cute :)

    Pinkbow Icecream

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  11. Personally, I loved your travel pictures and I really like that pink top of yours..

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  12. That was certainly a great trip!

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  13. Really nice pictures!

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  14. oh maiken, these pictures are fantastic. i love prague so much. was there two times before. but only in cold winters :-(
    i miss prague! how long will you stay there?
    lovely greets and kisses
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  15. Erik imetleb Audit vä? :D kuigi ma tavaliselt toidupiltide peale nüüd meeleheitlikult suud vesistama ei hakka, siis praegu keset ööd tahab küll sedasi kurjajuur nälg veits peale tulla...

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  16. Maiken,

    It looks like you had a great time I love love the photos. They all are so gorgeous and your polka dot shirt dress is amazing you look fantastic in it. The casual shoes are a nice touch. I lovvvvvvvvvvve this outfit.

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  17. I think I've loved every one of your posts about Prague more than the last. The sights that you highlighted in this post are simply breathtaking - I've been wishing for so long to go to Prague and now that feeling has only increased! I love the outfit you wore for your fourth day of sightseeing, as well. Your delicate blouse is so lovely :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  18. What a gorgeous skirt! These pictures are so amazing!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  19. oh my goodness I didn't know your Prague trip was This extensive! I love it! All of your pictures in each post are breathtaking. And that is the first hint of a photo of your man that I've seen on here! Love your outfit of the polkadot skirt and lace top. Very pretty :)


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  20. The photos just keep getting more and more amazing. In the US most people who have been to Prague say it is just like a storybook fairytale city the way the buildings and the streets are constructed! I see what they mean! Love the dress you wore too :)

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  21. You look lovely! The burger shot definitely makes me starve

    natzcracker

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  22. The more pictures I see of your trip in Prague, the more I want to go! All the cathedrals and buildings all look very beautiful. And your outfit is really cute, I like the star print skirt a lot :)

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  23. Prague seems to be one of the prettiest places on the Earth, great pics! Somehow the last picture is my favorite one :) But hey, would you like to follow each other? Let me know! :)

    xoxo Eeva
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  24. Such a cute dress, you totally fit in in Prague :)
    Cute studded flats too! <3

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  25. sure, let's follow each other then! I'm following you already (: nice outfit for a day out in Prague!

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  26. hey, you. you know what i love about your blog? i get to learn a little bit of history, while looking at your amazing fashion and yummy food. :) these are gorgeous photos! i love how you captured that squirrel with the tail up. :) that polka dot dress you're wearing is totally my style (you know that. :) ) and i am in love with the lade detail of the pink top in the latter pics. hope yo have a terrific day!!

    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexmommy

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  27. Love the star dress and the shots of the beautiful city!

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  28. More great pictures of such a beautiful place! I love your studded flats!

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  29. brilliant photos! i love the dress :)

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  30. cute

    Love,
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  31. Hi!
    I enjoyed browsing in your blog.
    I ♥ your photos.
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    xoxo

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  32. great photos, love your dress and fltas !!


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  33. Love that third photo! Beautiful. And your skirt is so fun :)

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  34. Hi Miss Maiken! Thanks for giving me a history lesson along with your magical photos! I'm always amazed with the rich history and architecture you all have in Europe (wow, back to the 9th century?). Looks like you and E. had such a great trip. I'll be tuning in for more of the story! Have a super day! Amanda

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  35. What a great post. So interesting and I've learned a great deal. As ALWAYS your photos are amazing and your outfit is just perfect...you always impress me so much with your style! Great job!!!
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  36. love the polka dot dress! and the way you combined it with sneakers is just perfect ;)
    xx

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  37. omg I wish I could be there!!

    following you, mind to followback?

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  38. Great photos! Love the dress! :) That little squirrel is so cute :)))

    Kisses.

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  39. Lovely photos! You made me quite hungry now with those meals :)

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  40. Oh my gosh,Im sure it was worth the climb the views are absolutely beautiful.
    I love the cacti and so sweet you had a hobby of collecting them when you were younger,I think the most exciting thing I collected when I was younger was dolls :D Plants would of been alot more interesting.
    I love both outfits of course,but the last outfit is lovely,love the pastel colours,especially the lace and thrill detail on that pink top.
    I look forward to your last post on your trip and your purchases x

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  41. beautiful pictures! and great blog :D

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  42. maiken, the photos in my blue highway post were taken in fort worth, texas. that's where the japanese gardens are. there is a concrete structure downtown with water called a mountain, but it's really a man made fountain.

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  43. hi dear :) I want to invitate you and your follower at the giveaway on my blog :) this is the link :D http://www.beautifulinmyway.com/2012/06/my-oasap-giveaway.html#comment-form

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  44. aww lovely photos! I really want to visit Prague


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    xx

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  45. Gosh, sweetie, your photos are so so beautiful! Did you take them all? If so, you are unbelievably talented! Thanks so much for making me visit Prague again :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  46. beautiful skirt!!! i actually just got that skirt too! :D hehe

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  47. Prague is definitely on my wishlist of places to visit! It looks so lovely there! I really love your shoes!! And thanks so much for the comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  48. These photos make me want to take a holiday back to Prague. Gorgeous images doll! xxoo

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  49. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  50. i love all these photos! so gorgeous. the monestaries, the cathedrals, the food! i love it all. and you look lovely as always in the polka dots. can't wait to see all the goodies you bought!

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  51. Once again such beautiful photos of Prague!! I definitely want to visit there one day! And love your outfit especially those cute studded shoes!!

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  52. Your hair is quite long!
    It never really caught my
    attention untill I saw the photo
    of you taken from the back.

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  53. I am going to Prague next month too! I love reading all your tips. Are you going to make a Best of Prague post with all your favorites from the trip? That'd be awesome!

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  54. Good photo!
    Kisses from Italy! :-*

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  55. Kõik pildid on superilusad! Toovad sellise mõnusa tunde, ma nii kadestan, et saad reisida praegu. Ma armastan Eestist eemal olekut, see annab nii palju avastada ning tunda! Mulle eriti meeldib see pilt, kus sa täpilises kleidis oled, selline mõnus vintage style. See imearmas roosa pluus on ka väga lahe!

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  56. great post!I love your photos!and polka dots suit you so nice!
    Time flies - I remember how you were planning this trip and asked me outfit Prague! It looks so different in summer!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  57. Fantastic dress girl!!! youre rocking it! and the shoes are to die for! haha, i love cacti too! i only have one though, but his name is Squishy and i love him with all my heart. ive watched him grow! haha! i really love that picture of the cacti, where theyre flowering! so pretty! and i love the picture of the red squirrel too! totally cute!! i should really really go to prague! :)
    and as for the doctor - dont worry! my skin is just super sensitive/dry but still combination and it's red to the slightest touch, so i just went to a dermatologist to check it out! :) Xxx

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  58. LOVE your skirt and those shoes are amazing! Thanks for stopping by, do you want to follow each other? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  59. Hey girl, there's an award for you on my blog:D

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  60. Omg I love all the photos, the squirrel one and the cactus's with flowers are totally adorable! You're so lucky to take a trip there

    Sabrilett's Armoire

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  61. Soooo beautiful photos!!! :)

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  62. Your pictures are STUNNING. I'm new to the blog world and I love yours!

    xx

    http://adventures-in-mandyland.blogspot.com/

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  63. the St Vitus Cathedral is sooo beautiful! and you look breath taking on the charles bridge <3 hope youre well sweetie!!

    love, james

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  64. Gossh! Prague looks so beautiful. I have always wanted to go :) Your photos are amazing and I love your outfits. My sister has a really similar guess bag but in a stone colour!! Great post and what an amazing trip it looks. So glad you have done it a a few parts that way you get to share more :D

    Hailes<3

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  65. Wow Prague looks awesome! Lovely photos :)

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  66. looks amazing!!

    XX

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  67. prague is such a beautiful and inspiring, as well as your pics of this amazing city!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and google friends connect)? let me know!
    see you around!

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  68. hello, i'm comment no 70! :) oh yes, i understand. can we see more pictures? i want to see more, prague is such a wonderful city. hope you have some to show us.
    kisses to you and btw: the white guess bag is fantastic.
    lovely greets
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  69. I love your star patterned skirt and pink shirt! Beautiful photos- I love the one of the squirrel and the food looks mmm mmm good!

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  70. Thank you for the sweetest comment dear!!

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  71. Your cathedrals look like castles, I love them! :D Your JC flats are really so cool. They run out of stock here so fast. Lucky you :)

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  72. Lovely pictures dear:)
    Love the JC FLATS.

    xoxo

    www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

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  73. Hello Maiken darling! How are you? So sorry it's been a while since I've dropped by!

    I am absolutely in awe of these images - Prague seems like such a beautiful place! :) You look so adorable (as always) - love your outfit! These images so incredible - your photography keeps getting better every time!

    Have a gorgeous week, pretty lady!

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  74. Beautiful! Prague looks so pretty

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  75. Prague is so lovely!!
    that car looks cute with so many colors! you wore a great outfit too <3

    Xoxo,
    .Le Reveur.

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  76. Ahh the polka dot dress and sneakers are just way to cute! love the sweet/casual feel. Looks like you had a great trip!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hi. Following you on GFC now. Keep in touch!

    ~Britta
    www.vancouvervogue.blogspot.com

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  77. Oh, beautiful lady! Very beautiful pictures!

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  78. Hi Maiken,thanks so much for your kind words and wishes,my first sale was today :D I look forward to your next post,hope your well and having a lovely start to your week x

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  79. Hey my darling, i just saw your beautiful shots in prague. Pardon me for not being on blog for awhile. Hope this finds you well too.

    Those cactuses are so AWESOME esp the colors. U made Prague so beautiful with the way you captured the moments/streets/sceneries. The snapshots of your outfits even the black & whites were very nice!

    You have brought me to PRAGUE through your lens :D

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  80. thank you for sharing your diet with me! i feel better and closer to you now hehehe :)

    xx, james

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  81. I love you're style, I follow u, dear :)
    A lot of kisses.

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  82. hey dear thanks for visiting my blog, would you like to follow each other?

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  83. Oh gosh, you take the most beautiful photos. I feel like I was there! Anyways, I seriously need to visit Prague. I have a thing for historical places so I'm sure I will love it there. :D

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
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  84. Lovely photos! I'd LOVE to visit there. It's been on my list since forever!

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