Saturday, June 5, 2010

Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic


I've been hearing for years how interesting the city of Prague is and how I need to visit.  Well, just a few weeks ago I had my first opportunity to visit Prague and I understand what everyone was talking about.  One of the big draws for me when traveling to Europe is to see and photograph all of the striking architecture.  It's architecture that has been standing for hundreds of years and has a sense of style, character, ornateness and history that you can only find in the older cities in Europe.  I went to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower to get this perspective on the square.  I rode the glass elevator to the top of the tower and once I was outside and looking down on the city I couldn't help but think that the inspiration for the scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when Willy and Charlie go flying around the city in the Wonkavator came from experiencing this very thing.  The scene in the movie was actually filmed in N√∂rdlingen, Germany but you would think you were in the movie when looking out from the top of the tower.

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2 comments:

  1. this pic is crazy. what kind of lens did you use?

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  2. I used a Canon 24mm Tilt-Shift lens. It's a fantastic lens originally designed for architecture.

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