^^ the boy often requests that we do a “dipping picture.” i’m not sure why he loves this pose so much, but i kind of love that he loves it :) it seemed appropriate for valentine’s day in prague. this was a particularly fun dip picture to do because the girl who we asked to take it completely squealed in delight when we dipped. and then when we saw the reactions of the people around us in the photo, we giggled so hard! ^^
^^ and i guess we were drunk enough on valentines love that taking a kissing selfie in the middle of the old town square didn’t seem completely ridiculous, as it probably normally should :) i love this boy so so much! ^^
here’s a last batch of photos from our prague trip. it was pretty fun to be in such a romantic city for valentine’s day. ian was so sweet to plan everything to help us celebrate our love.
on saturday morning, we took a run to the old town square and climbed the clock tower for some more birds’ eye views over prague. of the five towers we went to the top of, this one was my favourite. the vistas were just so dreamy!
^^ we took this picture right before we headed down the tower to continue our run, and i tripped on a cobblestone and took an epic fall in the middle of the old town square. it left me with some pretty gnarly wounds that will still be healing for quite a while, and made me worry that everything helping our baby grow was still attached and working! all is well and now it’s just kind of a great memory of biffing it in prague :) ^^
after showering and eating back at the hotel, we got back on our feet and walked all the way down the river to the vysehrad area, which is an old fort on a hill that includes a gorgeous neo-gothic church. there were some colourful sites along the way and we even happened upon an awesome farmers’ market on the banks of the rivier.
^^ this graffiti wall is dedicated to john lennon and was huge! definitely just realized that it says be naked right above my head – haha! we’ll say it’s there to inspire us all to be our real, authentic (naked) selves, physically clothed :) ^^
^^ i spy the dancing house! ^^
^^ love love these colourful buildings down every street! ^^
^^ and the reflection in the water! ^^
^^ my favourite of the churches we saw in prague. that doorway is divine! ^^
and then we headed up petrin hill and climbed yet another tower (okay, we took the elevator on this last one…) for a further back view across the city, glimmering in the night! i know – lots of tops-of-towers! but each vantage point was unique and totally fun to experience.
on sunday morning we headed to church. man, i love going to church in new places … it is always a highlight of any weekend trip. a couple from the congregation i grew up in happened to be serving a mission in prague and we sat next to them during church meetings – so fun to see familiar faces! after church we stumbled upon a beautiful park with lovely views over the city (yep, yet again!) and up to the castle.
we walked back into the old town square for lunch. in prague we ate almost every meal at a charming outdoor cafe, most of which had cozy blankets at each seat and nice heat lamps to keep us toasty warm. even when there was available seating inside, we just loved being in the open air of this magical city. we had some pretty tasty czech food! the setting for our sunday lunch afforded our best outdoor eating experience in prague – it doesn’t get much better than a rooftop terrace!
^^ the view from lunch ^^
^^ there was another bubble man street performer in the town square on sunday. don’t you just love these facades?! ^^ it was such a gorgeous sunny day and we sat in the middle of the square and did our planning session for the week ahead.
we finished off our trip with more wandering through the different neighborhoods of prague. we strolled through the jewish quarter and then back up around the castle, down the charmingest streets with suuuuuper pretty buildings everywhere. we had one last outdoor meal and then headed to the airport to go home to london.
well … i think i took and shared enough photos from prague!! but krikee it is such a cool place. holding its spot in my heart as my favourite european city … for now! prague was the perfect place to celebrate our love on valentine’s weekend. have i mentioned that i really, really, really love the boy?! he’s the best – so glad and grateful he’s mine!