Sitting on the wall at the top of the Prague castle hill,he was drawing,sketching landscapes as easily as I would take a picture...
Think he loved his city as I did after some days spent in wonder Prague...
Downhill appears Mala Straná with its steeples and red tiled roofs...
What you do not see is the "Prague vineyards".
The first vines were planted during the reign of Czech Princ Wenceslas sometime in the 10th century. According to the legends handed down to today, he was the one who first brought the vine to Bohemia and the one that later became the saint patron of the Czech Republic. He devoted himself to the cultivation of the vineyards for the production of wines exclusively used for the Eucharistic rite.
One thing is sure, the location is fairly exclusive: Saint Wenceslas Vineyards lie on the south facing slopes of Prague Castle. A few years ago, however, these well-kept vineyards, and the gardens of Villa Richter also, resembled more of a jungle than something grand enough to belong to Prague Castle. That all changed though, as the vineyards were once again cultivated, and the villa restored to its former glory.
Varieties Pinot Noir and Riesling are planted in this area. Three restaurants offer a beautiful view of Mala Strana, Prague Castle and the Old Town to culinary lovers.
- Copyright: Fred Hendrickx (maxifred) (2701)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: nikon D 7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5 - 5.6 GII ED, HOYA 72mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 8:13