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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Prague Day 4 - Photo Tour!

Following is yesterday's post which I could not get to publish last night. Sometimes it's impossible to get things to upload; sporadic at best....  Frustrating... And it's not much better tonight, so I'll cut this short and add more photos to another post....

The Loreto
Today was an awesome day! Hot and sunny! The day all to myself to do something special for ME! This was MY TREAT day! I treated myself to a Prague Photography Tour with a pro. ( arranged, booked and paid for before I left home.) Ivan met me in my hotel lobby this morning and we headed out at 9:30, first up to the Prague Castle area. We walked pretty much non-stop for six hours at which point I was fading and my feet were telling me Enough! We wandered the Castle area, top to bottom, over and up (steep climb!!) to Letna Park for an amazing view over the river and city, across the river to the Jewish quarter and Old Town, and finishing off in Wenceslas Square area. Whew! I was feeling the sun by then, but what a great day! Ivan was wonderful, answering any photography questions I had, helping me compose or see better shots and showing me things the average tourist would never see or find. We were in a number of churches and other spots I might not have ventured into myself . So today - a break from the history! (Someone told me I was writing too much about history and not enough about myself.) So..this isn't really about myself per se, but it is about photography - one of my great loves. So here are a few of my favourite shots taken today, these are all from Hradčany - the Castle area. (One thing I asked Ivan to help me with was photographing interiors...)
No background, no history, no commentary- just enjoy the photography. As I did... Thanks Ivan for a wonderful photo adventure!!
In Strahov Monastery Brewery

Strahov Monastery Library

Pattern on wall of Schwarzenberg Palace

Soaring Chancel Vault of St.Vitus Cathedral

Changing of the Guard at Castle

One of many beautiful stained glass windows at ST.Vitus

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." ~ Marcel Proust


susiew said...

Wow! It was worth every penny you paid for that tour. Those photos are gorgeous! Great composition and unusual, lovely subject choices.

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Great photos! :)

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