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Windows and Doors of Prague

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw

I admit, I tend to have a small obsession with photographing doors and windows. I don’t know exactly why but perhaps it is because of the mystery they behold of what lies behind. The unknown stories from centuries of the past. I have written several posts on windows and doors from around the world. Up there with Paris, there is no other place in Europe in which I found the doors and window decorations as fascinating and beautiful as in Prague.

Prague is an enchanting, delightful city with some of the most well-preserved architecture in Europe. Yet her beauty has caught on and there are few times throughout the year that Prague is not overwhelmed with tourists. Given the constant crowds, I ended spending a lot of my time looking up and craning my neck to crop out the people from my photos. Thank goodness I did, as otherwise I would have missed so much as the windows, doors and rooftops of the buildings are sensationally decorated.

Prague is known for its interesting decorative door signs that back in medieval times when the signs were used for street addresses. The ornate doors and windows are befitting of Prague’s eclectic mix of architecture ranging from Baroque to Renaissance and Neo-Classical genius. After visiting other places in Europe, I’ve come to realize how incredibly fortunate Prague was to have avoided the bombing from WWII and remain relatively untouched. The entire city feels like an enormous open-air museum that is a true joy to see.

Here are some of my favorite little treasures I saw while wondering the charming cobblestone streets of Prague.

Prague Decorative Windows

Doors in Prague

Doors in Prague

Doors in Prague

Doors in Prague

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Decorative windows Prague

Decorative art Prague

Decorative art Prague

Decorative art Prague

Decorative art Prague

 

Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture

mores here- decorative walls

Decorative art Prague

Decorative Walls Prague

 

Decorative art Prague

Decorative art Prague

Prague Architecture

Decorative Windows Prague

Decorative Windows Prague

Decorative Buildings Prague

Walls in Prague

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In case you are interested in seeing some of my favorite posts on windows and doors, here are a few to check out.

Windows of the World

The Doors of Paris

A Brief Look at Old Havana’s Architecture

The Architecture of La Paz

Lost in the Details on a Street in Antigua

40 comments

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  2. Very nice……like you said that these were spared in WWR 2. Unsure how many such treasures were destroyed. I am sure, the piece of art and the calibre in the artist are indeed rare, which is hard to find today. The amount of hard work is unimaginable.

    • Yes it truly is remarkable that it is so well preserved. I was just in Bucharest Romania and hardly much remains. It felt sad thinking about what could have been.

  3. I see you do windows! And doors! VERY WELL, and around the world! I see it as a labor of love, so you don’t need my thanks to keep on going, but thank you anyway.

  4. Love your photos. That fourth photo… I was in Prague during Christmas in 2002 and walked past those doors. They were so beautiful that I stopped and marveled at the embellishment. Thanks for taking me back to those doors and that memory! 🙂

    • Wow how cool that these photos brought you back! That is what I love best. Glad you enjoyed the post and it brought you back wonderful memories of a trip to Prague!

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  6. I too love taking photos of doors and windows and spent lots of time doing just that during our travels in Mexico. Your photos are beautiful Nicole.

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