Sunday, 9 July 2017

Old Town Square & John Lennon Wall | Prague Day 2

Caught up with Day 1?


To begin todays Prague adventures, we headed down to the Old Town Square. It is full of architecturally beautiful and historical buildings, and is always a must see whilst here in this marvellous city. Perhaps the main attraction of this part of Prague is the astronomical clock, where we watched crowds of literally two or three hundred people gather at 2pm to hear and see the bells ring. 



It has been in place since the 15th century and is now the oldest astronomical clock still working. It doesn't tell the time, but instead where the sun and the moon are positioned.

Deciding to take a more relaxed approach to the afternoon to most that we have, we stayed in the area for a while, enjoying the beer and the sun and watching some impromptu street performances going on in the square.


Having crossed the Charles Bridge yesterday, we decided to go again as we felt with it raining pretty heavily we didn't get to appreciate the full beauty of it. As we neared it, we noticed two people at the top of one of the arches at the end of the bridge. Clearly we weren't the only ones who didn't realise you could go up there, as when we got to the top, there were only a handful of other people there. For the equivalent of around £2, we got fantastic views of the bridge, the rest of the city, and Prague Castle in the background.



We were crossing the Charles Bridge to reach the John Lennon Wall, which is on the side of Prague Castle. We're not going to lie, even when we were walking towards it, we didn't really know why there was a John Lennon Wall here in Prague.


We later found out that during the hippy movement in the 70's, this was a place where they would all gather and be together as one. Of course being massive fans of The Beatles during this era, when Lennon was assassinated in 1980, they decorated the wall with art, quotes and symbols of remembrance to their icon.


It slowly became known as the John Lennon wall, despite the man never being here himself. To this day, people come to remember the great musician, adding to the wall themselves.

The day doesn't end here, we spent the evening on a Czech Beer and Tapas Tour, so make sure to check that out when it goes live later on today!



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  1. Wow looks like an awesome day. I've never been to Prague but my sister loved it. The John Lennon wall looks cool. It's also cool you could go up the tower. Love the hidden little tourist spots like these!

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    1. It was amazing, the John Lennon wall was very interesting! Love a good find in other cities!

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  3. This looks so beautiful! I'd love to travel here! Xx

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    1. Stunning, would recommend it!

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  4. These photos are beautiful. I've definitely got the travel bug lately and I'm going to have to put Prague on my list! Glad you are having a great time and can't wait to see more posts about your trip!

    Jaycee | anthropolojay.com

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    1. Yes do put it on your list, you won't regret it! Hope you enjoy reading more!

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  5. I adore your photos!! It's looks like such an awesome trip!! This makes me want to go to Prague so much more than I already do!! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

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    1. Thank you! It has been the best trip, excited for your I visit Prague!

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  6. Oh wow this is endearing to look at, all so beautiful. You take beautiful pictures (your face included). Gosh I want to visit Prague now!

    Beth | http://allthebrightplaces.co.uk xx

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    1. Aww how sweet of you to say that! You're too kind!

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  7. What an amazing city, I am very jealous! The pictures are beautiful! Love this x

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    1. It's such an amazing city! Very beautiful!

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  8. Wow. It looks so beautiful!! I hope you're having an amazing time. Can't wait to read your next post.

    SH;AL-xo

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    1. Hope you've been enjoying reading the rest of our trip!

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  9. The John Lennon wall seems pretty and the astronomy clock tower

    Michelle: www.brokebutflawless.blogspot.com

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    1. The astronomical clock was so cool, especially when it does something every hour!

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  10. The clock tower sounds awesome!! I love that people all join together in the square for it!! Also loving the John Lennon wall!! I'm a massive fan of the Beatles so would have to visit this and its pretty cool that people started a memorial movement for him!!

    Francesca | mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

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    1. The clock tower was pretty cool,
      It was a great experience to stand with everyone and the wall is such a great concept!

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