Prague is for the Intellectuals

I wrote a poem
Dedicated to the old and new versions of me.
For I was young, headstrong and wild.
A bit more composed and sagacious now.
I got friends, made a few foes.
Witnessed humanity at its high and low.
Too belligerent to make peace with the world.
Wouldn't change a thing though.

I traveled to Prague,
where intellectuals and artists congregate.
Finding peace in chaos and solidarity.
Collecting knowledge in castle ruins and on St. Charles Bridge.
Spring scene filled with Kafka's melancholia and Mucha's elegance.
The ancient spirits they said: sic transit gloria mundi,
Yet I don't see that happening here in Czechia.

Find me amongst other tourists in the clamorous market place,
with a pear wine in hand, I tread the Vltava riverbank.
The Church bell rang, I watched as the birds flew high.
Taking pictures with my bare eyes, leaving imprints on my mind.
Genuine beauty is pervasive in the city,
The provocative tančící dům,  the street artist on every turning corner.
And when those old cars race through the street of Lesser Town,
If you listen close, indeed,
Czech is an everlasting Bohemian Rhapsody.

" Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths 
Of night and light and the half-light;
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

"The Cloths of Heaven" - W. B. Yeats


  1. Absolutely beautiful photos i swear!! :o I hear prague is absolutely beautiful

    xoxo <3

    1. It's incredible :) thank you for your lovely comment x

  2. This is another amazing city... for sure!
    Btw, I love your floral dress in the first look!
    Kisses, Paola.


  3. i visited Prague in 2011 and i absolutely loved it! such an amazing city!

    1. I couldn't agree more, such a gorgeous city :) x

  4. These photos are beautiful!
    xx- Nina

  5. Omg your photos are so inspirational

  6. Omg one of my friends has been in Prague this past week! Very insightful post Thank you!

    - Sugi Says |

  7. These photos and poems are so great! I hope I'll have an opportunity to visit one day. :)

    - Avalon from

    1. Thank you so much Avalon :) xx Glad you enjoyed my poem!

  8. OMG, Prague is so beautiful, amazing photos dear ♥

  9. I love how your photos almost look like paintings, or out of a storybook! You did an amazing job of showcasing the beauty of Prague!

  10. WOW! Stunning pics! I love Prague!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  11. You always discover and share the most spectacular architecture! This entire post is dreamy, marina :) x

  12. Prague is so beautiful, wonderful collages..

  13. I love Prague I miss it so much and great choice of poem too Amazing images So glad you had a great time xoxo Cris

  14. Prague is so perfect for photo taking... really every corner. Love the photos!

  15. This is SO beautiful!! Prague is definitely on my list of places to travel! I love all your photos!!


  16. The unique history has made Prague beautiful, making tourism of vital importance to the economy. Prague is by no means overrun by tourism, but the effects of it are visible pretty easily.
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