Gothic Prague

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You can definitely spend a life time in Prague, but for this location we'll focus on the Old Town and it's close surroundings.

Prague is a city where you can spend a life time, but what do you do if you only got little more than one day? I decided to take the metro up to the magnificent Prague Castle and then slowly criss-cross my way down to Old Town Square.

Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle complex in Europe and sure is a nice view for the keen eye with the beautiful St. Vitus Cathedral inside. Coming out of the castle area you are presented with a splendid panorama of the city. I made my way down from the hill and strolled into Mála Strana. Then stopping by the Lennon Wall, where once was a portrait of John Lennon. It is covered in graffiti, poetry, lyrics and political messages and was subject to great irritation of the old communist regime. Not far from the wall there’s a small bridge crossing the little Certovka Canal. The railing of the bridge is full of padlocks and I heard it was a tradition for newly married couples to scratch their names on a padlock and lock it to a bridge before throwing away the key as a sign of commitment.

Crossing over the Charles Bridge, one of Europe’s oldest stone bridges, is a bit of a struggle with all the tourists and merchants, but it really is very beautiful with its many statues and icons. The Bridge Band was of course there performing their usual routine of New Orleans jazz. At the other end of the bridge awaits the Jewish Quarter and the medieval center of Prague around Old Town Square where you’ll also find the Astro Clock.

/Mr. Flinky

written by anarchy on 2009-08-05 in #world #locations #lomo-lc-a-race #castle #old-town #lc-a #astro-clock #jewels-of-the-city #city #2009 #flinky-files-008 #gothic #pilsner #church #anarchy #jazz #square #euro-team-3 #the-great-lc-a-race

11 Comments

  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    What a nice gallery! I like these Sepia tones.....

  2. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    great gallery and you have a lovely pet ;-)

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Ouch ! anarchy hits strong ! Brilliant gallery !!!

  4. bambuinka
    bambuinka ·

    I forgot, how it's beautiful town. Thank you!!!
    What kind of film did you use there?

  5. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Thanks guys =)
    @ bambuinka: the first shots (greenish ones) are Lomo X-pro Slide 200, the sepia like ones are Fuji Velvia 100F and the last ones in the gallery are Agfa CT Precisa 100... All x-pro...

  6. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    these orange-brown tones are superb!

  7. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    fantastic gallery dude!

  8. hellsbelle84
    hellsbelle84 ·

    beautiful shots, inspired me to go with my lomo camera :)

  9. nural
    nural ·

    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

  10. guinastrapazi
    guinastrapazi ·

    wow.. and lovely photos btw! :)
    i think i have to take fuji velvia 100f with me when i go there =) ♥

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