An evening stroll along the Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic 1. Lampost along the shoreline. 2. Prague Palms (Public sculpture). “It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.” Sir Philip Sidney - English Statesman, 1554-1586 . 3. Preening for the night. 4. Prague Beach. This is not a joke. They shipped in thousands of tons of beach sand. View enlarged. 5. Both alone in their thoughts. 6. Waiting for the next flood. 7. Cobbles into the distance. 8. Window on the sky. 9. The storm has passed.