0 Likes

Centrum FotoŠkoda – Vodičkova 37
Prag
Copyright: Jeffrey Martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Taken: 31/08/2009
Hochgeladen: 03/09/2009
Aktualisiert: 04/06/2014
Angesehen:

...


Tags: street; shop
comments powered by Disqus

Centrum FotoSkoda - Studio department - small studio
Centrum FotoSkoda - photo services
Centrum FotoSkoda - frames
Jeffrey Martin
Foto Skoda Office
Jeffrey Martin
Ancient Grave Burial site 2
Centrum FotoSkoda - Minigallery and books
Centrum FotoSkoda - photo services - photo prints
Centrum FotoSkoda - Photo services - large format printing and framing
Centrum FotoSkoda - photo services - photobook manufacture
Centrum FotoSkoda - albums and frames
Centrum FotoSkoda - filters and photo equipment
Centrum FotoŠkoda - Study room - photoschool
Uwe Wieteck
Maxh tte konverterhalle
Jan Koehn
Airpano - Hot Air Balloon flight over Bamberg
kiyoharu takamura
misty forest in autumn 1
Manuel Portillo
Abanilla Badlands (Murcia, Spain)
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
吉林省乾安县大布苏泥林
wongchichuen
Phnom Penh Street(金邊街道), Cambodia
Hoylen Sue
Old Melbourne Gaol (level 1)
Mikhail Nagaitsev
Livraria Lello (Lello Bookshop)
Marco den Herder
Groenlo - The Battle of Grolle 2012
Uwe Wieteck
Die mischerhalle der maxh tte
Marcio Cabral
Mysterious Lagoon
Bane Obradović
Crypt of the St. George's Church, Oplenac, Topola
Jeffrey Martin
Coit Tower
Jeffrey Martin
A Sunday Walk in the Park with the Family 13
Jeffrey Martin
The Beergarden in Vysehrad
Jeffrey Martin
Street Arcade 2
Jeffrey Martin
Chicago Water Taxi "Boat View" 45
Jeffrey Martin
My Taco Stand - People in Tequila, Jalisco 4760
Jeffrey Martin
San Francisco Fire Engine tour 12 - Sausalito
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 1090
Jeffrey Martin
Pisecka Brana
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 3384
Jeffrey Martin
Bridge over the Beroun
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 2201
More About Prag

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has long attracted artists and wandering spirits, although it was originally inhabited by prehistoric fish. Their inland sea filled the basin contained by the Tatras and Carpathian mountains, but when it eventually dried up they were forced to yield the terrain to dinosaurs, wooly mammoths and Neanderthals.     In human times the Celtic tribes came to reside here, leaving remains dating back to the 4th Century B.C.  Their tribal name, Boii, gives the root of the word "Bohemia".  The three separate territories of Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia now make up the modern Czech Republic, which split from Slovakia in the 1993 "Velvet Divorce."     Thanks to its enigmatic founder, the city of Prague derives a magnetic appeal for visionaries, scientists and astronomers.  The historical figure credited with the launch of Prague is Princess Libuse, a visionary prophet and warrior who once stood atop the hill at Vysehrad and made the prophecy as follows,     "I see a vast city, whose glory will touch the stars!"     This indeed came to pass after she took Otokar Premysl to be her husband and King, launching the Premyslid dynasty, and leaving it to rule for the first four hundred years of Czech history.  When the last Premyslid king, Wenceslas III, died without producing a male heir, the fourteen year-old John of Luxembourg came to take the throne of the Czech lands.     Hot-headed John died in battle, but his diplomatic son Charles IV inherited the throne and, through keen multi-lingual savvy, managed to both keep it and earn the title "Father of the Czech Nation."     Charles IV was the first of the Holy Roman Emperors here; he ruled during the height of Prague's elegance and splendour. This is the man to know if you want to understand Prague's layout.  He sponsored the construction of such landmarks as the Charles Bridge, the Hunger Wall and St. Vitus' Cathedral, as well as personally designing the neighborhood called New Town (Nove Mesto) which has for its center Karlovo Namesti or Charles Square.     The city displays every branch of architecture across the last thousand years, including Cubism, a style which you will be hard-pressed to find applied to buildings anywhere else in the world.  Beyond the stunning visual makeup of the city, there is a wealth of nightlife and entertainment, beginning with the legendary concert halls including the Rudolfinum, National Theater, Estates Theater and the Municipal House.     After investigating the Castle and Bridge, which are the most heavily-trafficked tourist areas, take a look around Zizkov and Letna, two of the cooler neighborhoods for bars and restaurants.     However quiet it may seem after ten PM, Prague is alive and throbbing in an endless array of basement bars, pubs, clubs, discos and pool halls waiting to be discovered by the intrepid subterranean adventurer.  To get an idea of what lies in store, check out the panoramas for Chateau and Palac Akropolis and when you're out and about, make sure you look for the stairs down to the cellar.      Apart from shopping, eating, drinking and wearing out your digital camera, delve into the rich green carpet of Prague's parks, many of which lie only walking-minutes from the city center.Text by Steve Smith.