One of the characteristics old cities in Europe have in common is that the buildings that line the main strip are often painted (or restored) in charming pastel colours.
Prague in Czech Republic was no exception, and as the city actually had a main town and an Old Town, colourful buildings dotted most of our visit.
Red wall and lantern
Red chairs on a colourful street
Close up of the green Hotel
Street in Old Town
A blue house
Stairs leading up to Little Quarter
The main strip
Two of my favourite shots – both from the top of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence – are almost as good as gone.
At the beginning of my first trip with a proper DSLR in hand, I was so intent on keeping on top of my photos – going through them, organizing them, deleting the clearly unusable ones – that I got a bit ‘delete’ happy. I’d not only delete the photos that didn’t have the composition or subject I cared for at the moment, but I also deleted the originals (so much facepalm) after I edited and saved the photos I wanted to post.
Hence the filter coated lower quality version of the feature image above and the Campagnile (bell tower) below. Here’s a look back at them along with some other images from above.
Kat on top of the duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore
From Piazza Repubblica to the Palazzo Pitti
Tourists on top of the campagnile
One of my favourite shots: the Campagnile (Piazza Repubblica in the distance)
Prague is an architecturally beautiful city – the palaces and towers alone deserve plenty of time for admiration. Add in the Vltava river and a series of bridges over it and it’s a cityscape photographer’s dream.
We were almost late for a symphony at the synagogue because we spent so much time photographing the Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) and Castle District!
Prague Castle and a river cruise with the Karlov Most over the Vltava River, Prague
Buildings on the Certovka
On the Karlov Most in front of the Old Town Bridge Tower
Ceiling of the Spanish Synagogue in Jewish Town
Prague astronomical clock, Old Town
Locks of love on the Karlov Most (Charles Bridge)
The dunes of the Sossusvlei Pan are some of the tallest in the world, and along with their dead vlei (low flat lands), are also one of the most photogenic places we’ve been. From grand open landscapes to tiny, intricate details, here are some snippets of it in all its glory.
This week’s mini gallery features some of my favourite snaps from Zambia which are also unfortunately some of the lower quality ones as they were snapped with my phone out the passenger side window.
Either way, they paint a mini portrait of the landscape and the reality of the country – giant shade trees, dwellings that range from brick to thatch, dirt roads, poverty, and sometimes being able to take some time to chat while selling your wares at the road side market.