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Made by TurnipFarmer
Prague Castle or Pražský hrad Taken during my recent holiday to Prague. Had a visit to Prague Castle. Although its named a castle it looks more like a church. It is a stunning castle and is a must visit for anybody going to Prague or the Czech Republic. The sun was shining through the stained glass windows as it was a nice day outside. Taken as three separate shots and combined in Photomatix. I then tweaked slightly in PSE7 and then this was the result. Information Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) is a castle in Prague where the Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle) at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide. The history of the castle stretches back to the 9th century (870). The first walled building was the church of Our Lady. The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded in the first half of the 10th century. The first convent in Bohemia was founded in the castle, next to the church of St. George. A Romanesque palace was erected here during the 12th century. In the 14th century, under the reign of Charles IV the royal palace was rebuilt in Gothic style and the castle fortifications were strengthened. In place of rotunda and basilica of St. Vitus began building of a vast Gothic church, that have been completed almost six centuries later. During the Hussite Wars and the following decades the Castle was not inhabited. In 1485, King Ladislaus II Jagello began to rebuild the castle. The massive Vladislav Hall (built by Benedikt Rejt) was added to the Royal Palace. There were also built new defence towers on the northern side of the castle. A large fire in 1541 destroyed large parts of the castle. Under the Habsburgs some new buildings in renaissance style appeared here. Ferdinand I built Belvedere, summer palace for his wife Anne. Rudolph II used Prague Castle as his main residence. He founded the northern wing of the palace, with the Spanish Hall, where his precious artistic collections were exhibited. The Second Prague defenestration in 1618 began the Bohemian Revolt. During the subsequent wars the Castle was damaged and dilapidated. Many works from the collection of Rudolph II were looted by Swedes in 1648, in the course of the Thirty Years' War. The last major rebuilding of the castle was carried out by Queen Maria Theresa in the second half of the 18th century. Ferdinand V, after abdication in 1848, chose Prague Castle as his home. In 1918 the castle became the seat of the president of the new Czechoslovak Republic. The New Royal Palace and the gardens were renovated by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik. Renovations continued in 1936 under Plečnik's successor Pavel Janák. During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia during World War II, Prague Castle became the headquarters of Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. It is said that he placed the Bohemian crown on his head; old legends say that a usurper who places the crown on his head is doomed to die within a year. Less than a year after assuming power, Heydrich was assassinated. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia, it housed the offices of the communist Czechoslovak government. During the Velvet Revolution, Alexander Dubček, the leader of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring, appeared on a balcony overlooking Wenceslas Square to hear throngs of protesters below shouting Dubček to the castle! As they pushed for him to take his seat as president of the country at Prague Castle, he embraced the crowd as a symbol of democratic freedom. After Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the castle became the seat of the Head of State of the new Czech Republic. Similar to what Masaryk did with Plečnik, president Václav Havel commissioned Bořek Šípek to be the architect of post-communism Prague Castle's necessary improvements in particular of the facelift of the Castle's Gallery of paintings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Castle
Made by Jon JA Marshall
Blipfoto post for Tuesday 13 July 2010: Elite Guard Backblip (the third of many to cover ten days holiday): Second full day in Prague and our first serious sightseeing day. Today we visited Prague Castle (more of a complex of palaces, churches, museums etc than a castle really). To protect the place they have quite a number of guards around the place and we were lucky to spot one of the four-legged Elite Guards. The Guards that weren't striding around the place seemed to be stored in boxes until they were needed. It was still very hot today although we did have a very brief spell of rain just before visiting St Vitus cathedral which really is impressive inside. We also visited the Royal Palace which had fantastic views across Prague. Other highlights of the day were too numerous to list here but worthy of a mention here was a visit to the Mirror Maze in Petrin park and my daughter managing to select the most expensive drink in the whole of Prague Castle (a small bottle of Fanta that cost 120 Crowns....I could have bought four pints of Czech beer for that amount!). Earlier Prague Backblips can be found here: Day One Day Two
waiting on a friend
Made by regolare
WAITING ON A FRIEND (M. Jagger/K. Richards) Watching girls go passing by It ain't the latest thing I'm just standing in a doorway I'm just trying to make some sense Out of these girls go passing by The tales they tell of men I'm not waiting on a lady I'm just waiting on a friend A smile relieves a heart that grieves Remember what I said I'm not waiting on a lady I'm just waiting on a friend I'm just waiting on a friend Don't need a whore I don't need no booze Don't need a virgin priest But I need someone I can cry to I need someone to protect Making love and breaking hearts It is a game for youth But I'm not waiting on a lady I'm just waiting on a friend
Made by raffaele.talarico
Uno degli eventi più seguiti (e amati) dai turisti a Praga è sicuramente il cambio della guardia (la Hradní stráž). Alti,seri e con questa splendida divisa color azzurro pastello si avvicendano ogni giorno alle 12 in punto al suono di una fanfara. Solennemente aggrediti da un'orda di turisti giapponesi pronti a tutto per uno scatto degno di un bel click! I LOVE PRAGA Praha Prague Praga Prag [finalista Concorso Fotografico ReFlex Winner 2010] --->Terza Classificata Categoria Reportage :) ReFlex Winner 2010 Better on Black:
Waiting for the Fall, Prague, Czech Republic
Made by Grufnik
A detail of one of the two sculptures at the Hradčany in Praha, Česká Republika on the gate at the entry to the Castle complex. The statue sits above one of the guard houses. This is a terrified subjugated slave or conquest that is cowering below a giant holding a club which is about to smite him into oblivion. V. Vosmic is the sculptor of the statue. Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS2. Contact me for high resolution versions for nonpersonal use. DSC_7464 mc lr
As flies to wanton boys, Prague, Czech Republic
Made by Grufnik
One of the two giants at the Hradčany in Praha, Česká Republika on the gate at the entry to the Castle complex. The statue sits above one of the guard houses. The title of this picture is a quote from William Shakespeare's play King Lear. Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS2. Contact me for high resolution versions for nonpersonal use. DSC_7460 m lr
Made by Matthieu Williams
Malá Strana taken from the castle in Praha. Just a few minutes later it started snowing, I mean REALLY snowing... Luckily we were well equiped but that decided Noëmie and I to go straight back to the hotel. Subscribe to Uploads from Matthieu Williams
Made by EeBeeGeeBee
Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle complex in Europe. The complex comprises three courtyards and a great many buildings, including Saint Vitus Cathedral (the most recognizable landmark in the city), several palaces, viewing towers, museums and art galleries, cafes, a monastery and Golden Lane.
Praha En Garde!
Made by MykReeve
Two guardsmen stand on either side of the entrance to Prague Castle. When it began to rain, the guards would step back into their boxes, and wait for it to stop before stepping outside again. There were small holes in the two boxes that allowed them to look at each other and co-ordinate their movement.
Superioridad / Superiority
Made by Mauricio Sanchesco
A la entrada del Castillo de Praga, 2 estatuas de Ferdinand Platzer custodian la puerta. Se llaman Batalla de Titanes.Esta es una de ellas. At the main entrance of the Prague´s Castle, we find two statues made by Ferdinand Platzer called Titans Battle.This is one of them.
Made by ruei_ke
DRI Processing - 5 shot 1EV brackets, fused and blended with Hugin. Overlayed the enfusion with a Fattal layer from Luminance in Overlay mode at 100% opacity. Immersion View
Made by worldoflard
Entrance to Prague Castle, daylight long exposure. One of a number of experiments I tried during this weekend - I think this works well to show the hustle and bustle of busy tourist spots, whilst reducing the clutter of too many people
Guard at the entry to the castle of Prague
Made by Denny Schweigert
The castle is said to be the biggest castle in the world at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide. Its history stretches back to the 9th century. St Vitus Cathedral is located in the castle area.
Off the duty
Made by October 22
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Made by Düss
Added two white borders in order to fit image in center page! You can see this photo on black in all sizes clicking to Take me to the future at the top of the page and then press on the magnifying glass icon!
Made by Matthieu Williams
A different version of the Praha shot. Just having fun with the tilt-shift effect. Subscribe to Uploads from Matthieu Williams
Made by girix2008
Praški dvorac najveći je drevni dvorac na svijetu. U njemu su tijekom prošlosti stolovali češki kraljevi, kraljevi Sv. Rimskog carstva, biskupi, a danas je to dom predsjednika Češke Republike
Made by chrisdonia
Old (17th Century, I think) archway leading into the castle, built into the new building. Quite a lot of this seems to have been done in the castle, and it generally works quite well.
El cambio de guardia
Made by J.R.Rey
Castillo de Praga Yashica ME-1 Película y procesado Kodak T-Max Abril 1999 www.jrrey-fotografia.com/
Prague Castle - Changing of the Guard
Made by roger4336
There is a changing of the guard ceremony near the entrance to the palace at noon every day. A band plays out of the windows of the building in the background
Nearest places of interest:
|Former palace of the Princes von Salm|
Hotel The Golden Wheel
Palace of the Czech President
Prague Castle Picture Gallery
Сад На Баште
Sternberg Palace - Czech National Gallery