Prague – The City of a Hundred Spires
The magical, historic capital of the Czech Republic is located at the foot of a beautiful castle and is nestled along the Vltava River with its numerous historic bridges. Ancient chapels, hidden gardens and cobbled lanes turn every walk through the city into an urban adventure.
Another amazing stop on the ZEISS Infinity Tour was the historic city of Prague, which is one of the most beautiful and charming cities in the world for me. What I like most about Prague are its two faces. On the one hand, you have the wonderful historic core with its world-famous Charles Bridge and the Vyšehrad fortress, surrounded by the baroque buildings in the embassy quarter.
You can stride alongside the Vltava River, roam through parks or visit different museums. On the other hand, you can find a wide variety of trendy boutiques and modern art on almost every corner – Or you can simply immerse yourself in the vivid nightlife. What initially seems like opposing forces is actually a fascinating mélange and a dream for either a portraitist or photographer whose focus is architecture. You should know that the center of Prague features many buildings that date back to the 13th century – incredible! The city's beauty and long history draws a lot of tourists from around the world, many of whom pour in on the weekends especially.
In Prague, there is always something new to discover, and that turns a walk through the city into an adventure in its own right. You wander through cobbled lanes, along numerous gold-tipped church and cathedral towers and over numerous bridges. The famous Charles Bridge is a must-see and is only accessible by foot. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
I have been fascinated by architecture for a long time, both as someone who studied interior design and as a professional photographer. I really wanted to capture the wonderfully restored baroque buildings in Prague. This is why I was so pleased to give a cityscape workshop when I was in the city this past spring. My wonderful participants and I were always searching for the best spot to take photos of the ancient bridges and buildings mirrored in the Vltava River.
So we decided to walk up one of the hills near the riverside. Here we found an amazing view looking out over the city as the sunset bathed the scenery in a warm glow – a beautiful memory. During the workshop, I had the chance to have an inspiring chat with Nina, a cheerful young photographer from Croatia. I really liked her idea of infinity as a never-ending circle of life – a wonderful thought reflected in the water flowing down the Vltava River, the very substance of our own lives.
During my visit to Prague, i was using Zeiss Milvus 15mm and Zeiss Milvus 135mm