Local Lens: Exploring the Old and New in Prague with @j1rk4

Local Lens: In this series, we let local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot in their cities. Experience Prague through the lens of a local by following @j1rk4, and check out the location pages for Náplavka u Hergetovy Cihelny, Charles Bridge, National Monument on Vitkov, John Lennon Wall, Mare Point and Radotínský Most.

Jirka Kryl (@j1rk4) is from the Czech town of Olomouc, but he attends university in Prague, the Czech Republic's capital and largest city.

"In my opinion, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is wonderful architecture—both historic and modern. I’ve lived in Prague for only two years, however I walk everywhere, and love to explore and find photogenic places."

Jirka shared these favorite spots as top sites for any visiting Instagrammer:

"I wouldn’t miss a place like Náplavka u Hergetovy Cihelny, where you can feed the gorgeous swans. And no trip would be complete without seeing the Charles Bridge. If you want a great view of the iconic Zizkov tower, I recommend the National Monument on Vitkov. Of course, the John Lennon Wall is another popular tourist spot.”

And what about places off the beaten path?

"The bridge over the road by Mare Point in the neighborhood of Karlín is worth the trip, as is the absolutely fabulous spot under Radotínský Most.”