STREETS OF OLD TOWN PRAGUE
Some streets are hardly wide enough for a car to pass through. In the area close to our church, a pedestrian has to back up against the wall of the building when a truck drives down the street. Of course, most of the time pedestrians occupy the center of those streets.
One thing is certain about the old streets in central Prague. They are all made of cobblestones. Some of the cobbled streets must be hundreds of years old. When I take a look at them, I'm sure I'm walking on ancient history. The stones are laid out with either small gravel or dirt between them. As you can see, grass sometimes grows between the stones since these narrow streets don't see much vehicular traffic. I'm sure that the roads have been repaired in the past with new stones laid in some places, but they sure look old.
The amazing thing is that I've seen women walking on these old cobbles in high heeled shoes. I can't imagine how they manage not to sprain an ankle every day. If I needed to wear fancy shoes somewhere, I'd wear walking shoes to travel in and put on the good ones when I arrive. That's the norm around here.
When I walk on these cobblestone streets in Old Town Prague, I feel history beneath my feet.