Travel Photo Thursday — August 2nd, 2012 — An Iconic Prague Attraction

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Czech - Prague, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday | 30 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. I can’t believe it’s August 2nd, and I’ve been back in the heat of Korea for exactly two weeks. I have to admit this heat has me moving slow, very slow. I’m staying with Prague for this weeks photo, as I remember how the temps barely rose about 20 the entire time I was there!

Prague’s, “Our Lady of Tyn Church”, located in Prague’s Old Town Square, is my photo this week. Built in the 14th Century, the church is a stunning example of Gothic architecture, and I was always amazed at how its black steeples often seemed to pop up out of nowhere. I took this shot from the Old Town Tower, located directly across the square. Here’s a link for those who want to learn more; Our Lady of Tyn Church .

In case you missed last week’s Travel Photo Thursday here’s the link … Beating the Heat in Budapest.


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Our Lady of Tyn Church…an iconic Prague attraction.

Our Lady of Tyn Church, Old Town Square, Prague


This month, beginning today, August 2nd, I am challenging myself to publish a blog post every second day. I am asking anyone who want to join me, please do. At last count 4 people have taken up the challenge. I’ll be following their posts as the month unfolds, and sharing them on BTS’s Facebook page. If you want to join the challenge, leave a message at the BTS Facebook page, and I’ll be sure to follow and share your posts too.


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  1. Great photo – I love the contrast between the dark, sombre church and all the brightly coloured buildings around it!

  2. I love how this church looks like a castle with its majestic steeples and everything. Beautiful photo! Good luck with the challenge. I wish I can join but just not enough time but looking forward to reading your posts.

  3. How fabulous to be able to capture the church and the city behind it.The steeples look intriguing. I agree with Mary that it looks more like a castle than a church. Good luck with your challenge!

    • Thanks, Jenny. Yes, I agree. It definitely has that castle look.

  4. I love European cities where the cathedrals dominated the skyline. Truly the center of community activity!

    • The great thing is that so many European cities do!

  5. What a great photo. Our Lady of Tyn, is attended by the beautiful yellow of the buildings and the orange of rooftops – a delightful entourage! This photo makes me want to get down beneath the rooftops and explore!

    • Prague is a city so worth exploring! I spent 3 weeks of my month in Europe there, and didn’t feel like I scratched the surface of what great things there are to see and experience.

  6. You can grab my attention with a photo of Prague every time. Great shot, Nancie! Good luck with your publishing goal.

  7. You so beautifully captured the colors and contrasts in this photo Nancie. It is a real eye catcher. And I believe I am one of those who joined your challenge. . .here’s to good intentions! We are off and running. . .

  8. Beautiful photo!
    Regarding the challenge, Ganbatte kudasai! I’m looking forward to read your articles. I’m publishing every day and I’m so used to it that it seems only natural to me… (^_^)

  9. I like Tyn Church, especially on dark winter nights, when it looks like it has been lifted right out of a Grimms’ Brothers fairytale. Perfect backdrop for Prague’s quirky old-world Christmas market.

  10. You’ve really got me wanting to go to Prague!

  11. I love how the church is so prominent but the other building sin the background still stand out too.

    Good luck with your challenge! I normally publish 5 days a week, but will be reducing it a bit while I’m on vacation in S. Africa.

  12. Wow! I know someone else noted this, but the contrast between the dark, solid, serious chuch and all those light, bright buildings behind it is great.

  13. Such a beautiful city, especially in the old town.

  14. What a fascinating shape and you captured the profile of the church reaching to the heavens so well.

  15. I love all the colorful rooftops you captured in your photo. I hope to make it to Prague soon!

  16. I love that you captured the curving rooftops and bright colors of the surrounding buildings. They are so typical of Prague’s Old Town.

  17. I’ve not been to Prague yet but enjoy looking at all the beautiful pictures! The red roofs remind me of the sea of red in looking out over Bamberg’s roof tops.

    • How far are you from Prague? With all the traveling you do, I can see you making it there soon. I’ve heard they have a fabulous Christmas market. I would love to come back for that! In fact, the stores were starting to put out their Christmas merchandise the last few days I was there. Even though, I thought a bit early, it was beautiful to look at. I was soooooooooo tempted 🙂

  18. I love the photo – not only because of the church but because you see the fabulous architecture that Prague is so famous for. It’s a shame it was so hot.

    • Thanks Leigh! Actually, I only had a couple of hot days in Prague. For the most part it was cool, and the last 10 days rainy and sometimes downright cold. Now, Budapest was HOT…over 40cel everyday I was there!

  19. Built in the 14th century…wow! That is just beautiful, and great lighting as well. I would love to take part in your challenge when I return from vacation in 2 weeks! 🙂

    • Hi Andi…Have fun for the next two weeks. Please do join us. It is a fun way to try to keep each other motivated to post more often. Sometimes I just simply let the time pass between each Travel Photo Thursday without posting. I have lots to post, so this challenge will hopefully get me beyond my procrastination!

  20. I’m not even religious, but I really enjoy these old churches! Can you imagine how somebody built it this long ago? and how impressive it must have seemed to the people back then? I really like how this kind of blends in the town and kind of stands out.

  21. I’m in the middle of reading a book, and part of it is set in Prague’s Old Town circa 1586. Thanks to your picture, I can now do a better job imagining the setting. Nice composition on the photo. I’m still trying to improve my photography skills.

  22. Beautiful Shot! Happy Friday & thanks for hosting!

  23. What a colorful skyline! Oh Prague…one day, one day 🙂

  24. What a terrific view of the city. I love the church with it’s magnificent spires. Beautiful!


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