Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prague: the wide shot

I thought I better add some 'scapes to these photos... because the central city is truly beautiful. Above, the view from the castle, and below, the Estates Theatre (where Milos Foreman shot Amadeus - have you seen this film? It's incredible). It is the theatre where Mozart first debuted Don Giovanni in 1787 - I had the pleasure of seeing Mozart and Beethoven's actual musical scores at the Lobkowicz Palace. Apparently grown men and women had been brought to a standstill, weeping, over these things. They were such a highlight.

Below, Prague's famous astronomical clock dating back to 1410. On the hour, the 12 disciples file across the top , preceded by a skeleton ringing a bell.

Below, Old Town square and throngs of touristas.

Below, the view from the top of the City Hall in the Old Town square across the rooftops.

1 comment:

  1. I love the way the buildings follow the gentle curve of the old roads. Wonderful.