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My Praha: Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer and Czech icon

Above/featured: Jan Hus Monument, Old Town Square – 4 Jul 2008 (HL, 450D).

Most visitors to the Czech capital city of Prague will pass by and overlook the large sculpture near the middle of Old Town Square. The central figure in the monument is one of the most important historical figures for capital and country.

Although he may not be as well known outside of the European continent, Jan Hus is a massive historical figure within central Europe. Jan Hus was declared the greatest hero of the Czech nation in a 2015 survey by Czech Radio. In Konstanz on 6 July 1415, Jan Hus was sentenced to death on the charge of heresy. In recognition of his attempts to reform the Catholic Church and to foster and encourage Bohemian identity, July 6 is commemorated annually as a national holiday in the Czech Republic: the holiday is known as “Den upálení Mistra Jana Husa,” which translates to “day of the burning of Jan Hus.”

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Augsburg: Fugger, Luther, & water in Germany’s 3rd oldest city

Above/featured: Facing north on Maximilianstrasse: Steigenberger Hotel Drei Mohren (left), Fuggerhäuser (orange) – HL, 12 Mar 2017.

Why Augsburg?

  • Fugger family legacy
  • Martin Luther and the Reformation legacy
  • Water supply management, newly inscribed World Heritage Site

I had come to Augsburg to find and understand traces Martin Luther left behind in the city. What I learned was the extent of the lasting legacy provided by the Fugger family, and how the city has for centuries provided safe clean water to her citizens, and how that water management system has become world-renowned as a piece of cultural heritage, forming the basis of an application for recognition as a World Heritage Site.

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Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Ligurian Riviera, Ligurian Sea, Liguria, La Spezia, Italy, UNESCO, World Heritage, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre (5/5)

Part 5 of 5 in the Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare.

For an entire day, I traveled up and down Italy’s Ligurian Riviera on foot, and by train to explore the famous Cinque Terre region: Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Monterosso al Mare. UNESCO inscribed the Cinque Terre as World Heritage Site in 1997.

My day exploring all five towns in the Cinque Terre area draws to a close as the train pulls into Monterosso al Mare. It’s been a very warm Saturday afternoon, and I’m in need of some shade and a long cool drink. In my walk east along the shoreline into town, I pass by the Convento Frati Cappuccini (Convent of the Capuchin Friars) at the upper left.

I made the photo above on 21 June 2008 with a Canon EOS450 and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/5.6, ISO200, 49mm focal length (78mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-d9L.


Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy, Ligurian coast, Ligurian Riviera, Italian Riviera, Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean, UNESCO, World Heritage, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre (4/5)

Part 4 of 5 in Italy’s Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore.

For an entire day, I traveled up and down Italy’s Ligurian Riviera on foot, and by train to explore the famous Cinque Terre region: Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Monterosso al Mare. UNESCO inscribed the Cinque Terre as World Heritage Site in 1997.

I made the photo above on 21 June 2008 with a Canon EOS450 and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/5, ISO200, 21mm focal length (34mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-daA.


Manarola, Cinque Terre, Ligurian Riviera, Ligurian Sea, Liguria, La Spezia, Italy, UNESCO, World Heritage, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Manarola, Cinque Terre (3/5)

Part 3 of 5 in Italy’s Cinque Terre: Manarola.

For an entire day, I traveled up and down Italy’s Ligurian Riviera on foot, and by train to explore the famous Cinque Terre region: Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore, and Monterosso al Mare. UNESCO inscribed the Cinque Terre as World Heritage Site in 1997.

I made the photo above on 21 June 2008 with a Canon EOS450 and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/4.5, ISO200, 20mm focal length (32mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-da8.


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