Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Beauty of Prague


Prague is like no other city in the world.


There is a beauty and history to be found in every step.


Prague has been called the golden city of spires and its glorious architecture has been built over a thousand years and remains remarkably intact.


The majesty of Prague Castle is never far from view.


Tourists abound and clamor to get pictures of the astronomical clock in Old Town Square.


Ancient statues lines the bridges and live atop most buildings.


At times, it was like walking through a dream.

47 comments:

Maureen said...

Marvelous photos. What an extraordinary visit that must have been.

jill said...

Thanks for this gorgeous photo tour of Prague and enabling us to take a walk in your " dream" as well!

Holly Dean said...

What a wonderful journey to "fill up the well" of creativity. I can't wait to see how it inspires your art!

Artist said...

Seth,
Stunning photographs, I was wondering what technique you used to give Prague an even "dreamier" look than it already is.

Julie Prichard said...

A dream for sure...nice processing on your shots, Seth!

angryparsnip said...

Love how you played with the tint of your photos !
The astronomical clock is beyond fabulous !

I can tell your enjoying your trip.

cheers, parsnip

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am always in awe of photos of places I will probably never visit, and this is no exception. Your photography skills equal your mixed media skills and the way you touched them up is beautiful.

One thing that struck me other than the beauty and serenity of Prague from your camera lens was that it was still mostly intact. Such beauty not being spoiled by war and hate says something.

stregata said...

I am drooling over your photos of Prague - conveying much more the way it must have felt, than just what it looked like. Superb!

azirca said...

Such amazing architecture, the skyline is quite something with the towering silhouette of Prague Castle.
Superb image processing, love the textures and vignettes.

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for the walk through Prague. Your photos are stunning!

upstateLisa said...

gorgeous photos!

Pat said...

Like no other holiday photographs! I knew they would be amazing.

Ro Bruhn said...

Such beautiful photos Seth of such wonderful architecture.

Kimber said...

Beautiful! It's def on my list of places I must see. The photos you shared may have moved it up on the list! Thanks for sharing.

r.bohnenkamp said...

I am thrilled Seth. Beautiful photos and realized artistic.

Sarah said...

Your photographs are beautiful, Seth. Prague is definitely on my list of “must see” places. One day.

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, great photos. When I lived in the UK Prague was always somewhere I really wanted to visit but never got the chance. I've heard so much about the spires and bridges there, pictures of it always look so magical.

elle said...

What an absolutely lovely dream. oh, I wish...

La Dolce Vita said...

fabulous photos, Seth! looks like your trip was quite dreamy!

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for sharing some of your dreamy visit to Prague Seth...I could look at pics all day!
Marvelous!

Lisa said...

Postcard perfect photographs! Looks like it was a trip to remember and you've brought back some great inspiration for your art!

MrCachet said...

I skipped right to the here so I could ask a question: What technique are you using to give the photographs a look of old and ethereal? Stunning.

Karin Bartimole said...

The way you've presented these phenomenal photos has added to the dream like quality Seth. you've managed to enhance everything magical about them - the paper they are on, the colors, the perspective, the clockwork close ups... stories without words are being told, mysteries of the ages...

Lynn said...

Gorgeous photos Seth. How incredible to have seen all this. It does rather look like you've gone back to another era. I hope you have photos of people and modern Prague as well. I hope you'll share more of whatever you have. So beautiful. Your eye captured everything so artistically well.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

Finding and shairing gems on your trip, now the question is how will or not shift your art? Hmmmmmmmm
Beautiful Photos!

LensVerse said...

Great photographs, Seth! They certainly do justice to such a beautiful setting. What camera did you use?

Caroline Gill said...

Sheer beauty and history in one!

Gail P said...

love the way you're presenting the magical photos. Very inspiring!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Seth, It really does appear like a dream ... such care they took for the future and for our eyes to see it.

William said...

I had no idea Prague looked like that!

William said...

By the way, will that woman above quit drooling all over the photos?! They're getting a little soggy. :O)

Wild Somerset Child said...

I shall dream tonight, thinking I am back there again (it was a long while ago, and just magic to be reminded of our visit by your remarkable photos).

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous photos and wonderful processing.

Svetlana said...

Prague is often called Europa's Golden City and your photos reflect the glory of its name. I'm glad you enjoyed your time there. You should plan next trip to find all flea markets I was telling you about.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Ooooh, so beautiful, and your photos are fantastic! How did you get that effect?

rebeca trevino said...

extraordinary. as always.

Anonymous said...

I know you say you went to Prague but the photos look like they came out of a book, and an old one at that. So, did you actually take them and make them look this way, or not? Fess up and tell us how you did it if you took the pics!
Thanks-
katina

Roberta said...

Seth, these are wonderful photos! Looks like you did a lot of "looking up" and enjoying the architecture. I think I'll have to add Prague to my list of "see the world" sites :-)

Thanks for sharing part of your trip with us!

Roberta

p.s...I have no doubt you took these photos, and I love your editing skills...the vintage look really does add to the dreamy quality!

Debrina said...

Did you use a Holga when you took these photos, Seth?
Just curious.
I love what you "saw" in Prague! Did you get to see all their art as well as their architecture?

Kim Palmer said...

The photos are gorgeous Seth, I bet you loved the trip and found it very inspiring. The architecture is beautiful. I hope you share your journal from this trip with us, I would love to peek inside.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photographs that changes have increased its nuances and tastes like old wine.

Kerin said...

Those statues on the tops of buildings won my heart! I hadn't imagined anything so glorious to be seen in a city. They are magical indeed and I'll hold those images in memory and most likely in cherished dreams

michelle ward said...

thanks for taking us along....gorgeous photos of one of my dream destinations. sigh.

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow. I've been away from the blogs for too long... I didn't know you went to Prague! How cool! I must have been fantastic. I've thought of going there. Did you walk everywhere? I love that.

Sharon Fraser said...

In September I was in Prague on an "Art Escape" with my two best friends. The beauty of the city is hard to describe but you have surely captured its essence in these fabulous photos.
I've already complete one art journal of Prague but your images have inspired me to get a little more creative with my photos.
Like many others, I'd love some hints about your processing.
Thanks for sharing.

Lisa H said...

I can't believe that you posted photos of our Honeymoon on your BLOG!!!

alteredbits said...

these photos are just stunning, seth! i want to go there more than ever now!! thank you so much for sharing these.