Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A first look at Prague...

A few pics from our first glimpse of Prague.


This building was close to the hotel where we were staying.  I just like that ad for some reason.


This is the Jubilee Synagogue or the Jerusalem Synagogue.   It was built in 1906, designed by Wilhelm Stiassny and named in honor of the silver Jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.  This is a truly beautiful building built in the Moorish Revival form with Art Nouveau decorations.  I was disappointed that the light was in the wrong place when we were there so the top of the building is very washed out, but I am posting this anyhow because the building is so beautiful.  I should have tried to figure out how to compensate for that.  Oh, well...


This is the Powder Gate, which was used to store gunpowder in the 17th century.  The Tower was damaged during attacks by Prussian forces in 1757 so that the Neo-Gothic facade that is seen today dates from 1876.  The same sun that was bothering me in the above picture, was my friend here.


Here are some gates that are located near Prague Castle in the early light of the morning.


And here's a pic of the Schwarzenberg Palace.  I love the details on this building.  It was built between 1545 and 1576.  


That's enough for today.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i like that very imposing 3rd photo!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh i just love that ornate gate, with all it's rich loveliness and sunlight sparkle!!

and the shadow it casts, gorgeous!!

Rambling Woods said...

I can take a trip via your photos...Michelle

MEcoy said...

i seems like scenes from movies amazing shot love that tower

Rose said...

I don't even know where to start...so will just say I like them all!

heyBJK said...

The architecture is fantastic! Gorgeous buildings!

elena nuez said...

those pictures are amazing, really love this amazing architecture, thanks a lot for posting!!

Sandra said...

love love love the shadow gate and also that pepsi ad on the building.

Nicki said...

I love the classic vintage look of the ad - very 50s/60s. Beautiful architecture shots.

Gary said...

Great tour shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Edu. Matos said...

Realmente é verdadeiramente bonito. Saudações amigas desde Portugal.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you very much for this journey, back to the city I love more than any other.

Please have a good Friday.

Victor said...

Excellent work and great inspiration ... I love what you do. I like the colors and you get the perfect framing in each image.

It's a real pleasure to meet you and walk through your world.

kisses friend

denialpills said...

The architecture is fantastic and gorgeous building's photo which you share above. I also like this the shadow gate. Everything is perfect in this post.


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EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful old city! I love seeing the architecture.

Deno said...

Nice composition on that gate shadow.