Saturday, March 05, 2005

Castle and Street at Night - Prague (April 2004)

There may be better places in the world to take night photographs, but I've not found one. Prague has a mysterious, ancient aura that I think would be hard to match. The streets glow in pictures from the sodium lights, and the landmarks shine brightly due to the halogen spots that they're illuminated with. It makes for very interesting compositions and atmospheric effect. The landmark in the above picture is the St. Vitus cathedral which is located within the bounds of the castle. There is a very long staircase leading up the cathedral tower with one of the best views of the city you can find. Just take the castle tour and you can go up. I highly recommend it, though I don't know if it is allowed at night.


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