National Theatre – Prague, Czech Republic

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.

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Framing – Budapest, Hungary

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 […]

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Charles Bridge at Sunset – Prague, Czech Republic

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.

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Statue of Nagy Imre – Budapest, Hungary

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 […]

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Prague City Skyline – Prague, Czech Republic

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 […]

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You Shall Not Pass – Budapest, Hungary

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 […]

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dCartier - August 10, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Hi Ramesh – quite enjoying your tour of some of Europe’s most distinctive cities. Through the summer, though, I have often found myself asking: “why doesn’t he do more B&W”? Well … this was worth waiting for. Bravo!

Ram - August 12, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Thanks David. I like B&W treatments on low contrasty day images as the tonality looks smoother, which I like.

It’s actually nice to receive a comment, instead of those bot spams, so thank you for taking the time to write.

Old Town Square – Prague, Czech Republic

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 […]

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Old Town Buildings – Prague, Czech Republic

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 […]

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Old Town Hall Lift – Prague, Czech Republic

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 […]

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Touch for good luck – Prague, Czech Republic

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 […]

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Kate - April 11, 2014 - 10:48 am

Hi there,
I am doing an extensive art project about the sculptures that “should bring luck”. As I am from the Czech Republic, I know the Nepomuk sculpture well but could you please let me know who is it and where is the second sculpture?
Thanks so much. Feel free to send me an e-mail.

Ram - April 12, 2014 - 6:49 am

Kate, I did not get a chance to record who this statue is of. It is a statue of a boy on the eastern side of the Prague Castle area.