Friday, August 2, 2013

I never know what to write in these things....

I have wanted to visit Europe for a long time.  I was intrigued about the historical landmarks and rich culture.  Now that I have been to Prague I can say that I was not disappointed.  The sites are beautiful, it felt like we were walking around in a fairy tale.  The ornate buildings and massive cathedrals were a site to see.  I can't imagine designing and building them with out the aid of modern tools.  The planning and labor that went into them was obviously quite extensive.  The fact that they are still standing and in good condition today is a testament to the carpenter's skill.  The scenes carved into the statues helps us imagine what life could have been like "way back when."  It shows us what was important to the people of that time as well as their daily lives.
Coming from the states I thought that anything from the 1800's is old.  Once you visit a country where the history can be traced back hundreds or thousands of years it makes our "old" buildings seem new and young.  I am proud of our country's history, but can't help but be in awe of the history throughout the Prague and the Czech Republic.

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