Czech Republic

annenkirsche dresden germany church
10th April 2015 – Dresden, Germany I said goodbye to the Germans, those stony faces. Met the Czechs. And gave my regards too. Then fled. The Spaniards are my calling today. Barcelona again. Wait. I know no Spaniards there. Its all a french spread.   The day started hectic. And ended pretty much the same way too. So, I left Radebeul in the morning, and went back to Dresden. With my heavy backpack and all. I had a bus from Dresden to Prague by 11 AM, but I still had time to kill. So, I hung out around the many churches that […]

Project 365: Day 283 – One day. Three countries

prague, old town, czech republic, travel, photography
6th April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic 7 days have passed in Prague. Unnoticed and unfettered. Many hugs were exchanged. And some goodbyes too. Sometimes we say goodbye, not because it was bad. We say it because I was never meant for you.   It has been a really long 7 days in Prague. So much has happened, and so much fun. But it was time to move on. The thing is, I have a flight from Prague to Barcelona in 4 days, but I dont want to stay in Prague longer. So, I made up my plan today to leave to nearby […]

Project 365: Day 279 – Saying my goodbyes to Prague

old town, clock, prague, czech republic
5th April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic In the middle of a hippy, happy old town, Death waves his dainty little hourglass. The 12 apostles and a Turk appear, all announcing That yet another sordid hour has come to pass. There is one spectacular tourist occurrence that happens every hour in the old town. I couldn’t see it the last few days, so I went to see it today. The Astronomical clock is located on side of the old town hall, and everyday, at every hour, people throng around this wall to see the hour pass. It was supposed to be a […]

Project 365: Day 278 – The astronomical clock of Prague

Caricaturists on Charles Bridge in Prague
4th April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic He rocked that long sunsilk hair,  Flowing in the wind like the Vlatava itself. But his pearlies were whiter than the paper That he was drawn on. Like a happy old elf.   I had to go back to the Charles Bridge yesterday. But while it was musicians we checked out yesterday, today was the day of artists. So my travelling friend, Rindo, is an artist himself, and he is also responsible for the artwork on my blog. And he has been dying to do a caricature with any of the artists on the bridge. We […]

Project 365: Day 277 – The caricaturist makes me smile

The bridge band on charles bridge in prague, czech republic
3rd April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic The Vlatava river raged violently below, And the winds mated with the castle dome. But in the lilting tones of a jazz saxophone, I found myself feeling like I was already home.   The Charles Bridge in Prague, is a busker’s paradise. Many artists, musicians and performers gather on the bridge to showcase their art. But one group stands out among all of them, simply because they are so famous. The bridge band – yes, that is the name – is headed by Jan Novak, and they play everyday from 1 pm to 3.30 pm at the […]

Project 365: Day 276 – The bridge band of Prague

in utero, prague, czech republic, david cerny
2nd April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic The Pilsner Urquells had numbed my senses But they still persevered, and I found David Cerny. Where they were insulted, I was intrigued, And I followed him on his own Prague journey.  This is becoming a long walking trip. My 2 friends have no signs of resting, and I am following them around Prague. But there was someone I met really interesting today. David Cerny is like the Banksy of Prague, only with sculptures. Not a stranger to controversies, Cerny is famous for his works like ‘the piss’ at Franz Kafka museum, the infamous ‘Brownosing’ […]

Project 365: Day 275 – Through David Cerny’s Prague

mirror maze in Prague, Czech republic
1st April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic Another April comes my way with no pranks, Or snipes thrown at me. I survived. I was not sure if I could do the same with A bunch of mirrors. Nevertheless, in I dived. Today was a day of museums. But dont call me conventional yet. First stop, was the torture museum of Prague. No, you heard me right. There is a museum of medieval torture equipment where we spent a little time first. Not as scary as I thought it would be, or rather not scary at all. The sex museum was actually scarier! […]

Project 365: Day 274 – Fools In a maze of mirrors

Auto parts sculpture prague czech republic
31st March 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic In light of recent events, turbulence is never A joy ride. But we braved it, and also braved the wind. Before the cold pushed us back into our crypt, We saw a place where mad max and matrix intertwined.   We took the afternoon flight from Paris, to Prague, where we had a larger reunion planned. Prague is pretty laid back, and if not for the biting winter cold, this could easily be one of my favourite places on this trip. But the weather would prevent me from making that choice, beginning with the worst […]

Project 365: Day 273 – From Paris to Prague

This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning