Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Signs

What else it can be for Signs photo challenge, than Prague’s house signs.

Before there was numbering of buildings, there were house signs, which gave names to the buildings. I already told you, that it is really important to look up in Prague, that you will find something interesting on the building above your head. Here I have a collection of house signs for you, from the Little Quarter mostly, some of them from the Old Town. In Prague you will find many more :-).

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Just a few of them

This shot reminds me of going to vacation. When we travel to Italy, we always go by Innsbruck and we always stop at the Rosenberger restaurant on the highway there. They have these signs in the garden.

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Innsbruck, service area by the highway

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange

Last time I wrote about out Tunisian trip for Lunchtime Challenge here. For Orange Challenge I am going to take you to the same place, but from different point of view. Orange. Tunis is white and blue for me, but when I was going through the shots, I found lot of orange, so here we are.

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Hotel complex at Djerba Island, Tunis

Gallery from the Visit to local shops with pottery and other goods.

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Pottery for tourists

Visit to local fruit market and opuncia cactus berries.

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Orange oranges and other fruits

I told you, white and blue … and orange :-).

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Sunset over the desert

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Fabrics and kelim

Typical fabrics and carpets, in all colors you can think of, I really enjoy the fabric markets and carpet workshops.

And our lunch and fish market at the end.

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Pumpkin, lunch and fish market in orange color

Cinque Terre

Please find my post about Cinque Terre. Lots of shots and a few words about the area in Czech. I hope you will enjoy it.

Cinque Terre.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

This weekend I took my camera for awhile to my mother’s garden, to make shots for Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above. I really love tulips (not only) and here they are for you from above.

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Flowers at my mother’s garden

Travel theme: Dance

I want to dedicate this week’s Travel Theme: Dance to my friend Gaga from Yemen. I met him in Yemen, where he was our guide. He took us to the small village in Haraz mountains, where he grew up and where he started his career as a dancer of traditional dances. See him on the two bottom shots with yellow/black scarf on his head.

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Musicians and dancers in Haraz mountain, Hajjara village (photos by Jarda Dohnal)

Few years later he came to Prague to visit us and one evening we spent with my parents. Dancing in Yemen is a mens business, so my father joined Gaga for dancing and we had a lot of fun.

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Dancing in Czech-Yemen style

But the biggest fun came later, when our Fanda couldn’t resist just watching and she entered the dance, so keen, even standing on her back legs (sorry, too quick and no chance of making a picure :-(). She enjoyed the dance a lot and we did as well, watching her.

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Fanda rules!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges I want to show you two “bridges” in Prague. The first one is on the river, very close to the Charles bridge.

Novotného lávka (Novotny’s Gangoard)

This place is not called bridge (“most” in Czech), but gangoard (“lávka” in Czech). Maybe you have heard about it, because there is the famouse music club Lávka, the biggest club in middle Europe. Also you will find there a museum of well known Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, who made beautiful music poem My Country, where one of the pieces is called “Vltava river”.

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View from the gangoard to Vltava river and Smetana’s Embankment

You can go there to rest, to make shots with the most famouse view to Prague with Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, to eat in the restaurant, to visit the museum, to the club for dance or performance. You can go there to enjoy.

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Smetana statue and the gangoard

You can watch the river flow and to observe all the boats on the river, or think out what kind of art is the row of yellow penguins on the other side of the river by the Kampa Museum, specially at the evening, when they are enlightened.

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Take a seat

Můstek (Little Bridge)

The second bridge is in the middle of the city. At the border between The Old Town and the New Town, where used to be ramparts and the moat. Bottom of the Wenceslas Square is still called Little Bridge and you can find underground station there called the same (Můstek).

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Můstek, the bottom of the Wenceslas Square

The place is used as a meeting place, the second most used by locals, after the one on the top of the Wenceslas Square called “under the tail”.

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Up and bellow

The old bridge is from the first half of the 15th century, when it was built over the half covered moat between the Old and New Towns. The bridge was set aside around 1463, and there used to be a cellar under the bridge. When the underground was built, bridge was uncovered and you can see it when you go to the subway.

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The old bridge

CBBH Photo Challenge: KNOBS AND KNOCKERS

With this challenge I got a chance to show you just a piece of my door knockers collection that I made in Malta Island few years ago. I really loved it and I made a shot almost at every door, look at the selection :-).

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Maltesean door knockers

 

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Weekly Image Of Life: Nature’s Bliss

For Weekly Image Of Life: Nature’s Bliss I take you to Western Bohemia for a short walk at the small village Bor u Tachova, just a few kilometers from the border with Germany. It is April, nature is waking up, water is cold and quick, grass and flowers are getting green … enjoy :-).

A Word A Week Challenge – Sleep

Sleep of my beloved ones for A Word A Week Challenge – Sleep.

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Beloved ones

Sleep after sporting is very important, or was it the long night at the fire … :-).

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Sleep or not to sleep, that is the question

Sleepers at Prague ZOO.

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Summer siesta at Prague ZOO

Travel theme: Light

For Travel Theme Light I have for you some more shots from my Winter Airing at Prague Castle, more can be found at one of my previous posts here.

The first gallery is the game of the light at Prague Castle, shadow and light, sun above the Krocín’s fountain at the second courtyard and the third you have already seen, but it is so beautiful that I show it again, sun coming through the stained glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral

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Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral

And when you walk down from Prague Castle, you can see the buildings’ shadows on the opposite site of the street, thanks to the light; sun under the Charles Bridge in Čertovka channel and sunset from the Charles Bridge.

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Walking down in Neruda street and over the Charles Bridge

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