Small logo

We have a winner!

Fountain City, Knoxville, TN

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Congratulations to Jill for guessing the city correctly today! (I actually had two correct guesses today with the second coming from a photographer). It is Prague, capital of the Czech Republic - one of my favorite cities and a great honeymoon destination. It's just big enough to have plenty to do but not so huge that you're overwhelmed.

If I had posted descriptions with the photos then it would have been too easy to google, but here they are:

Photo 1: Narodni Divadlo, The National Theater at night. One of the city's many trams is passing in front.

Photo 2: The net vault ceiling in St Vitus Cathedral. This gothic cathedral is the biggest and most important church in the country. It is located within the walls of Prague Castle and took almost 600 years to build from start to finish.

Photo 3: Josefov old Jewish Cemetery. This 15th century cemetery was created during a time when Jews were required to bury their dead inside their own town district. Once the cemetery was full, bodies had to be buried on top of each other in an estimated 12 layers which is why there are so very many tombstones. In contrast, the New Jewish Cemetery across town is only half full because it was built for the generation of Jews that ended up in Nazi death camps.

Photo 4: View from the top of the Old Town Hall (Staromestska Radnice) in Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti).

Photo 5: The Orloj astronomical clock/calendar on the side of the Old Town Hall. The astronomical dial dates to 1410 with later additions of a calendar dial and an hourly display of moving sculptures. Crowds gather in front of the clock each hour to see the show.

Photo 6: The tower gate on the Mala Strana side of Charles Bridge with St Nicholas Church in the background (one of 3 St Nicholas churches in the city).

We have a winner!

Photo 7: View of the Mala Strana district with St Vitus and Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad) on the hill in the background. Photo taken from the top of the Charles Bridge tower on the Old Town (Stare Mesto) side of the Vlatva river.

We have a winner!

Photo 8: View of Old Town rooftops with St Francis of Assisi Church in foreground. Taken from the same bridge tower as the photo above but looking the opposite direction.

We have a winner!

Photo 9: The dancing building "Fred and Ginger" by architects Frank Gehry and Vladimir Mulunic. A top-of-the-line restaurant is located on top with offices on the floors below. The building doesn't quite fit with the rest of the city's architecture and was controversial when first built in 1996.

We have a winner!

All comments require the approval of the site owner before being displayed. Email address is required, but is not made public on the site.
Home page
Comment (HTML not allowed)
Link to blog post

To copy the link to this individual blog post, right-click the link and choose "Copy Shortcut" (IE) or "Copy Link Location" (Firefox).

Thanks For Commenting!

We have received your comment. It will be displayed when it has been approved by Nancy. We unfortunately have to filter comments because of spammers.

Captcha Verification Failed

The reCaptcha verification failed. Please use the  I'm not a robot  to prove that you are a real human.

Welcome to the Nancy Hellsten Photography blog! This is the place to be if you’re looking for wedding ideas and photography promotions or if you just want to view some great photos and see what I’ve been up to. If you or someone you know are getting married, having a baby, or just want some relaxed portraits with the family, please visit my website or contact me for more information. I would love to hear from you. Thanks for visiting and check back often to see what’s new.
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007