Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia.
Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history.
|Prague in 1987|
Prague is home to a number of well-known cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad.
The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.
Prague is one of the most liveable cities in the world, and the most liveable city in former Eastern Bloc (except Berlin), ranking ahead of St. Louis, Hong Kong and others.
These beautiful color pics were taken by Simon K that show street scenes of Prague in 1987.
|A tram travels through the Nové Město|
|A back street in Josefov, the Jewish district|
|A busy day in the Nové Město|
|A coachload of students disgorges onto the plaza of Hradcány castle, with Prague city centre beyond|
|A flower stall in the Staré Město|