The Beauty of Prague in Winter

The View over Prague in Winter

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.  ~Edith Sitwell

 

The View over Prague in Winter
The View over Prague in Winter

 

The first winter I lived in Prague, in 2009-2010, the snow came early and stayed late. Months passed and kept us blanketed with more than a foot of snow. For me, a native of Texas, the months of that first winter in Prague were out of a fairy tale … castles, spires, palaces, cathedrals all etched with enchanting and glittering snow.

Prague's Star Summer Palace in Winter
Prague's Star Summer Palace in Winter

In November of 2010, I decided that I needed cross-country skis if we were to live in this place buried for months in snow. A week after I bought my used skis at Happy Sport in Dejvice, it snowed. And the snow didn’t stop … I skied my way through the winter of 2010-11. It was beautiful.

Prague's Spires
Prague's Spires, Prague Castle, and the view from Petrin Hill

 

Now, this winter of 2011-12, I am waiting  for the sure-to-come winter that will bury us with snow. My skis, though well used in the Italian Dolomites over Christmas, are standing unused in the garage. But despite the lack of snow, Prague is beautiful in January’s low light.

Prague's Mala Strana from Charles Bridge
Prague's Mala Strana from Charles Bridge, January 2012

 

Prague's National Theater along the Vltava River
Prague's National Theater along the Vltava River

 

Majestic Prague Castle
Majestic Prague Castle, January 2012

 

The View of Prague's Spires toward Old Town, from Charles Bridge
The View of Prague's Spires toward Old Town, from Charles Bridge

 

This January, I’m enjoying the brilliant sunsets, the quiet evenings to read by the fire, the crisp air, and frequent pixie dustings of snow. It’s simply beautiful.

The Sky on Fire, Sunset over Prague, January 2012
The Sky on Fire, Sunset over Prague, January 2012

What is your favorite part of winter? The snow? Reading by the fire? Enjoy!

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

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8 thoughts on “The Beauty of Prague in Winter

    1. Hi JoDee,

      Thank you– I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos. Prague really knows how to show off for the camera! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

      -Jennifer

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    1. Thank you so much, Jill! On the evening of that sunset, the sky was so stunning it was impossible to ignore. Even the gray masonry exteriors of so many Prague buildings took on an orange / raspberry glow. I agree … a canvas would be great! Thanks, Jennifer

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      1. I was inspired to looked at this again! Immediately, I was drawn to the center of the clouds and I see what appears to be a profile of a human eye, almost like an old weathered sea captain. I love that clouds can make great images and allow our imagination to wonder!

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  1. The last one! Wow! The architecture there is just stunning. My favorite part of winter is the quiet of when the snow falls. Everything is muffled yet noise is amplified. Reading snuggled up under my fleece blanket is pretty much a given. No snow here so far except for a brief dusting. I’m ready!

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    1. Thanks, Hallie! Yes, Prague’s architecture is so beautiful, it’s mesmerizing. I could stand in the exact same spot on my favorite part of the Charles Bridge for an hour each day of a year, and still see something new and interesting every time. It’s an architectural paradise.

      I hope you get snow soon! You’re right. There is so much pleasure in the snowfall, and winter. Enjoy!

      -Jennifer

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