Thursday, May 20, 2010

Prague, Kutna Hora, and Cesky Krumlov

Alright, time for another photo dump. This nearly finishes off some of the highlights from Prague, and the nearby cities of Kutna Hora and Cesky Krumlov.

The Ossuary in Kutna Hora, Czech. The entire church is decorated using nothing but human bones. The crowning piece is the chandelier, which was made using at least one of every bone in the human body.

The bone chandelier, as seen from directly below it. Which bones do you think those are??

Cathedral of St. Barbara in Kutna Hora.

I really like the way the light was hitting these leaves, which we were debating whether they were maples or not.

This stained glass is an original from the 60's, and is actually an ad for an electronics store back in the day.

The meandering river cuts a bend through Cesky Krumlov.

The Czech currency, called the Koruna- the exchange rate was around 17 Korunas to one Cdn dollar.

I kind of like how the theme of this mural: the never ending march of war and reconstruction.

Messing around with handheld long exposures of an incoming metro.

The interior of St. Nicholas Church in Prague.

St. Nicholas has a beautiful ceiling fresco that subtly blends the end of the church's stone columns into the painting, so that you can't really tell where the actual columns end and the ceiling begins.

Prague, as seen from the bell tower of St. Nicholas church.

Photographing the John Lennon Wall in Prague.

Johnny and I.

The TV tower in Prague... has about 10 creepy crawling baby sculptures adorning the exterior columns.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Prague, Part II

Sorry about the lack of stories or even an attempt at a creative title. I'm exhausted, and there are 2500 photos to go through so far...

The Dancing House Building, designed by Frank Gehry.

The very picturesque streets of the Old Jewish Quarter.

Thousands of unmarked tombstones in the Old Jewish Cemetery.

We think this was a concert hall... but aren't sure.

Another interesting looking performance art venue... the letters LIVE were embedded in the structure's interior, and would change colours.

Strange display of decaying figures on Petrin Hill. The figures closest to the bottom of the steps were fully intact, but became more 'decayed' the further up the stairs they were.

Church on top of Petrin Hill.

That same church, as viewed from the top of the tower on Petrin Hill.

This little girl was overly fascinated by this peeing statue.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Prague, Part I

Photos from our first couple of days in Prague.

The Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square.

A trumpeter (bugle-er?) signals the top of the hour from the top of the Astronomical Clock, while onlookers record the event.

Alien looking elevator shaft in the Astronomical Clock's tower.

Anita checking out the dome of the main train station in Prague (Hlavni Nadrazi).

A series of shots from inside the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, located within Prague's Castle.

Us enjoying a meal (and view) along a riverfront terrace.