žižkov is one area of prague that i never really got to know on a personal level. it’s supposedly got the most pubs per capita of anywhere in the world and is well known as a place where expats congregate and live because of cheaper rents and um, said pubs. my prague expat existence never included ol’ žižkov as i was swept from crumbling kolbenova to plush malá strana in one day (and ohhh, what a day it was).
but a part of me can’t help like i missed out on the experience, with our schmancy st. nicholas cathedral and trdelník on demand (well, we were pretty broke then; i may have exaggerated). so, it was my mission last saturday to spend some good quality time with this mysterious quarter, specifically in the northern ohrada area smushed right up against vítkov hill.
we want the hill! it was finally vítkov hill time for young cynthia and alex. armed with their club-mates that they lucked out on finding at a nearby potraviny, they ascended.
actually, when you access vítkov hill near ohrada/biskupská
(tram 9), there is barely anything to climb! lucky break.
some killer views of žižkov, karlín, and the historical center from the top as well as the jan žižka monument (that one-eyed guy on the horse who happened to be a hussite general and for whom the district is named) + a historical museum which is worth a look, indeed.
“a tree blooms in žižkov”, the eponymous photo, below.
a cherry blossom-scented breath of fresh air after spending any time in the center on this crowded easter weekend. but more on that later.
linking with treat yo’ self tuesday