I am still pinching myself when I wake up every day that this city is now actually my home! Though it is a bit hard to feel at home when I still don’t have a decent place to live!
In many of the buildings a permit is required to take photos. I was too lazy/cheap to buy a permit, but was able to grab a few sneaky shots when no staff members were around, such as in the painted room above.
My favourite part of the castle was Golden Lane, which is situated near the castle wall. The lane way consists of a row of rather small houses, which used to house gate keepers and gold smiths, before later being used by various occupants, including artists, a fortune teller, and an eccentric film maker.
The lane also lead up to a tower which housed a fantastic collection of medieval artefacts. There were numerous suits of armour dating from the 1400s, and every conceivable medieval weapon you could imagine.
The houses themselves have been restyled in the fashion they would have been in when occupied by people of various trades, while others housed little shops selling touristy things. As you can see, there wasn’t a lot of room. You usually had to duck to enter!
Poor St George’s Basicalla has nothing on the overshadowing St Vitus’ Cathedral. This massive church was by far the centrepiece of the castle. I am glad I waited until later in the day to check it out, as there were lines when I went past at midday!
Tourist life. I did spend about ten minutes trying to perfect a selfie (it did not work) before giving up, but I later did a photo taking trade with another tourist. Unfortunately for the other guy, his camera was some ridiculously fancy SLR, which I had no idea how to use, so I spend quite a few awkward minutes trying to work out what to do. I think I’ll stick with my little point-and-shoot camera for now!