This building is very brightly lit and extremely difficult to expose in such a way to balance the light on the building and capture the traffic’s light trails. I could spend days trying to “remove” the tram power lines but I won’t. I like what it adds to the composition.
I was not lucky with the weather in Hungary. It was overcast the whole time I was there, which was a contrast to the previous weeks blue skies and hot sunny days in Prague. So I tried to hide the cloudy skies with a frame within a frame shot of the Hungarian Parliament building. This […]
The Charles Bridge watch tower on the eastern side is a great place to watch the sun set behind Petrin. The gangway is quite small and so tripods are not allowed although there are enough lookout windows to rest your camera on.
Nagy Imre was nominated to become the new Prime Minister, during the uprising. When the Soviet troops invaded he was arrested and eventually executed. The USSR suffered heavy losses, economic and humanitarian, during the Second World War. Due to Germany’s admittance into NATO, and with it the fear of another war, the Soviet Union established […]
Prague straddles the Vltava River and in its 1,100 year history its architecture benefited from the Gothic and Renaissance eras; as a capital it was also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and therefore a capital of the Holy Roman Empire and was a important city to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In recent decades, post […]
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is of great significance to Hungary for many reasons and to me it was probably the most important part of Budapest that I wanted to photograph. From the Buda side I was able to stand on a road island with my tripod and capture the subtle light streaks of the cars […]
Located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, Prague’s Old Town Square features various architectural styles including the gothic Týn Church and baroque St. Nicholas Church. This view is looking out towards the Týn Church as the sun sets over the castle, behind me, lighting the clouds a subtle pink hue. There was enough space […]
From on top of the Old Town Hall tower, I was hoping for a clear view around Prague before the sun set and hopefully coloured the sky. The south side of Prague’s Old Town Square is composed of a series of beautiful buildings with colourful Renaissance and Baroque façades. I like the complimentary colours from […]
The Old Town Hall Tower offers a panoramic view over the Old Town Square and Prague. Luckily, to get to the top of the tower, you don’t have to climb all the steps to the top. You can take a futuristic tube like lift to the top. Reminds me of Futurama. I was lucky on […]
The statue of John of Nepomuk on the Charles Bridge has two bronze plaques at its base. One of which is considered good luck if you touch it. It is said that if you rub the one depicting John being thrown from the bridge, you will one day return to Prague. John of Nepomuk is […]