Prague is one of the greatest and most unique places for carefree vacations and safe and happy dwelling. Only here you can see the wholesome landscape of a medieval town, surprisingly beautiful and exquisitely decorated. Only here ages and centuries layer and mingle, where the Gothic style and the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism, Modernism and Cubism co-exist.
Few European cities were blessed with such a beautiful location as Prague. Plastic, ever changing landscape and heights hovering above the Vltava both served as reliable foundations of the city. A thousand years of growth culminated in the grand architectural ensemble, whole and inseparable, complete with a one-of-a-kind outline and charming details. Here, nature and art are an organic part of history: from the 9th century to the 21st, all trends and tendencies of European urban planning found a reflection in architecture of Prague.
The architectural problems modern Prague faces today are difficult to compare to the legacy of the centuries long past. Shiny new skyscrapers from glass and concrete literally reflect the ancient monuments like mirrors, and the task for modern architects is a no small task: to create and build new districts and structures that would match the old neighbourhoods in their originality and wholesome harmony.
The article by Irina Sukharnikova, translation by Ekaterina Ryabova; specially for Sweet Home Abroad