Prague, a set on Flickr.
Prague was bitter cold this last weekend, but we endured it to see the Easter markets, which were not too different than the Christmas markets actually - hot wine, beer, and regional food specialties and treats mixed in among stalls selling tacky souvenirs and gifts. The common treat was a spirally wound strip of dough cooked over an open fire that was rolled in sugar and almonds. The "it" item of the market were the intricately painted eggs.
Unlike many cities in Europe, Prague was not extensively damaged during WWII, so the buildings you see are original and not rebuilt; however they have been restored over the years, particularly since the revolution in 1989. The architecture is quite a mix of Italian, German and Austrian influence with a heavy dose of Art Nouveau. We are always looking up when we walk through the streets and are delighted to find interesting facades, stonework and decorative painting on the buildings.