Monday, January 18, 2016

Prague.....Part 3

Hello! I hope this finds you doing well! I am sharing a few more photos from my trip to Prague. All of these were taken at night of a few shops and Christmas Market booths. This first photo is a charming toy store we walked by. I did not go inside, but it looked like such an enchanting place. Wooden toys and marionettes are very popular there. 


Here's a close-up of the carousel. I recorded it going around but still haven't figured out how to share video on here.


Roasting pigs are a fairly common sight around town.


I loved this Christmas Market booth. The booths were all so neat! They did not have doors on them. They had to crawl through the space at the bottom! I saw this little old man do it and a few others as well. 


Isn't his booth wonderful?


There were lots of tasty treat booths to be found as well. I didn't actually buy any of them myself, but I did have a bite of this dessert called a Trdelnik. These are a very popular Czech dessert. You can smell them all over!


 They coil the dough around this spool. They have cinnamon in them so you can smell them baking.


This is how they bake them...over open coals. So neat! They take them off and cut them into around a 6 inch piece and spread Nutella or chocolate around the inside. You can usually purchase hot wine at the same booth so the combination of smells in unusual but pleasant.


Here's my friend Jeana (she and her daughter Ashley went with me) with her Trdelnik. I had a bite of hers.


 The red roofs of the market booths were pretty against the backdrop of ancient buildings and the beautiful royal blue sky.


Here's one of the huge ornaments on the big tree in the square.


This building was gorgeous! I believe it was a theater.


The Palladium Mall was lit up so pretty!


As was this building.


I took this from inside the tram we rode back to our hotel. I can't imagine driving on the same streets as the trams. I guess you get used to it.  


Another night at the Christmas Markets. There are a few different areas set up around the center of the city.



There's Miranda and Ashley waiting for Jeana and I to finish shopping.


There's Jeana  (in the center) waiting for her gifts to be personalized. The lady at this booth was so sweet. :)


We had a wonderful time window shopping some nights and actually shopping on others. So many things to see. I'll share the things I bought soon! 

For now though, I need to get tot bed. It's back to work after a wonderful 3-day weekend. We are 95% finished with the bathroom remodel and I will share it soon. I LOVE how it turned out. I have also been rearranging and purging in my craft room.....again! I don't know why, but I love playing in there. :) I'll share what I have been up to in there soon as well. I have more blog post ideas than time lately. I hope you have a wonderful week. And, as always, thanks for stopping by!
Until next time.....

 
 

19 comments:

  1. Ah, what a delightful place, Vicky. I am thoroughly enjoying your photos and I truly hope there are more :) I had to chuckle about the booths not having entrances and the workers having to crawl under the table - quite unique, my friend.

    How exciting that your bathroom remodel is almost done! Can't wait to see it. Have a good week, dear one. Hugs!

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  2. I so remember those pastries whose name I had a hard time to pronounce... But they tasted delicious!

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  3. Those pastries look amazing! wow. What a cool trip and memories made.

    Yay, for the bathroom being almost completed! I can't wait to see it. :o) I'm in a slump with blogging...too much to do and not enough time to sit at the computer for long. I do have a cool piece of furniture I need to tackle though. Just need to figure out what I want to do with it. Hope your week goes well.
    hugs,
    Cecilia

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  4. The little dough spool thingies look yummy. Your pictures are amazing, and what an amazing place to visit! Can't wait to see the bathroom remodel. Have a great week!

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  5. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your photos, Vicky. What a fun trip that must have been. I hope you have a few more to share?
    All those booths are just amazing and what talent they have.
    I look forward to seeing pictures of your bathroom remodel and all the other ideas you have as well.
    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Amy

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  6. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your photos, Vicky. What a fun trip that must have been. I hope you have a few more to share?
    All those booths are just amazing and what talent they have.
    I look forward to seeing pictures of your bathroom remodel and all the other ideas you have as well.
    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Amy

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  7. How wonderful that you got to visit Miranda in such a beautiful city during the magical time of Christmas.

    Prague has always been high on my list and I need to start pushing Steve.

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  8. What a great way to spend Christmas with those great markets and food!

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  9. Vicky, what a charming city. I am so glad you got to go visit! Love the yummy desert thing!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Beautiful city, beautiful photos. I am enamored with Prague now, thanks to you Vicky. :) Maybe I'll get there one day. The incredible pastries look irresistible.

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  11. What a fun trip, Vicky! I'm glad you had such a great time and that you got home safely. It certainly is beautiful there :)

    xo,
    rue

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  12. What a beautiful place, you're so lucky you got to go!

    Can't wait to see the remodel and craft room! I'm slowly working on mine too!

    Tania

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  13. I can't believe you only had a bite of the cinnamon thing... I want one! Loving all of these photos Vicky!

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  14. I can't believe you only had a bite of the cinnamon thing... I want one! Loving all of these photos Vicky!

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  15. Hi Vicky, I have really been enjoying tagging along on your vacation. This has been such a wonderful experience for you . . . memories that you and your daughter will share for a lifetime:)
    Have a lovely week,
    Connie :)

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  16. Hi Vicky,
    Such beautiful photos!!
    The market there looks very similar to the Christkindl Market that is in Downton Chicago that we got to visit for the first time before Christmas...it is supposed to be fashioned after the markets there.
    I am not too sure about the pig...but all of the other window displays were gorgeous! ;)
    So amazing that you got to go on such an adventure and with your daughter and sister!!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  17. How wonderful! Absolutely amazing, delightful, lovely...every adjective I can think of. The booths are great and I love the carousel. What a trip of a lifetime!

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  18. Dear Vicky...I am in awe at how beautiful the city of Prague is...so many incredible buildings...they look quite dramatic at night! Ah...what fun it must have been to walk around this Christmas market and oh my! How delicious the Trdelnik sounds...hmmm...
    Thank you for sharing your trip with us! I have so enjoyed it!
    Blessings and love always!
    Kelly-Anne

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  19. Oh Vicky thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. It is so pretty there and looks like you all had fun.

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