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Dancing House Tančící dům, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, Česká republika, fotoeins.com

Previously, in Prague (LAPC)

Above/featured: “Fred & Ginger”, a.k.a. Dancing House (Tančící dům) with streaking streetcar – 6 Nov 2016.

This is a city with which I fell in love for the first time in late-2007. Many returns to Prague ensued between 2007 and 2016. As a follow-up to “Previously, in Berlin“, I explore through these 10 images my previous visit to the capital city of the Czech Republic.


Parts of Prague

Náměstí Václava Havla, Václav Havel Square, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, Česká republika, fotoeins.com

In honour of the Czech Republic’s 1st President, a small space next to the National Theatre was renamed Náměstí Václava Havla (Václav Havel Square). Many people carved into the red plastic heart words of thanks (děkuji, díky) to Havel – 5 Nov 2016.

Smíchov, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, Česká republika, fotoeins.com

Smíchov, in Praha 5 – 6 Nov 2016.

David Cerny, sculpture, contemporary art, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

“Brownnosers,” by David Černý, at the rear of the Futura Gallery – 6 Nov 2016.

Former home to the “PRAHA” insurance company, which houses an art gallery (Galerie) and a bookshop (Knihkupectví) – 6 Nov 2016.

Olšany Cemetery, Olšanské hřbitovy, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

Olšany Cemetery, where Jan Palach is buried – 7 Nov 2016.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Václav Havel, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, Česká republika, fotoeins.com

Photographic exhibition on Václav Havel: playwright, dissident, 1st president of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. DOX Centre for Contemporary Art – 7 Nov 2016.

Václavské náměstí, Wenceslas Square, Nové Město, New Town, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, Česká republika, fotoeins.com

Guided group in Russian, Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square) – 8 Nov 2016.


I made all photos above from 5 to 8 November 2016 with a Canon EOS 6D mark1. Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. Acknowledgements go to Journeys with Johnbo for LAPC no.92 in the week of 11-17 Apr 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-hkL.

Previously, …

•   In Berlin.
•   In Prague.
•   On the Big Island.

17 Responses to “Previously, in Prague (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cornelia. Some years ago, I visited Prague during the final week in December over a very snowy New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It was very cold spending any time outside in the quiet city, but because of the holiday and relatively empty streets, it was beautiful and, as you correctly describe, like a fairy tale. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by! Take care!

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    • fotoeins

      Cafes, churches, and galleries provide perfect cozy venues for music events. And you’ll agree that’s evident throughout Europe. I must admit I haven’t done a lot of that and spend too many evenings out, because I’m usually exhausted by day’s end. But I’ll have to keep it in mind. Thanks for your input, Cornelia.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, John. I hope you can get to Prague soon. It is an unbelievably beautiful city under great light as that autumn morning shot attests. Summers can be stifling and overcrowded, and winters can be very cold. I’d recommend shoulder-season, especially autumn with surrounding deciduous trees when the weather is good, days remain reasonably long, and crowds while ever present are moderate in size (relative to the summer holiday masses). Thanks again!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Amy! Do you have specific things in mind to visit the next time you’re in Prague?

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, John. I agree with you about the Municipal House and the buildings on Wenceslas Square. One can also spend some time walking and exploring the streets in Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter), Hradcany (Castle District), and a little farther afoot in Vinohrady. So much to see, so little time.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina. The artist David Cerny is at the very least a very cheeky fellow. For “Brownnosers,” guests are invited to climb up and peer into the “hole” where a short video plays on continuous loop. Take care!

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  1. Previously, in Berlin (LAPC)

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