Monday, November 11, 2013

St. Martin's Day Parade

Candles burned bright as we walked our lampiony through the streets of Vinohrady to Jiriho z Podebrad and the St. Martin's celebrations there tonight. James carried his own lantern for the first time, and, though he kept fast hold of our hands, was as quick to look for his friends as Caroline, this year.

Friday, November 01, 2013

November 1

golden Prague
Golden Prague.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

No. 102

no. 102 in Mala Strana, Czech Republic - black and white
Do you take pictures in color and black and white and then flip back and forth between them, trying to decide which you like better? It's a common enough problem for me that I have a folder of pictures marked "BW?". Here's my latest conundrum, taken New Years' evening at the late hour of 4:30 pm, just after the sun hurriedly set. We were hurrying too, heading back across the river to Vinohrady so that we could watch the Prague city fireworks from one of our local parks, Riegrovy Sady.

The fireworks marked the middle of Christmas holidays for the children, but, as Caroline sighed, after the 1st, there's really only reading to do before school starts again. During Christmas we had a fantastic time as usual in Switzerland with my sister, where we managed to sneak in skiing despite the warm weather. Hope everyone else had a good holiday, and I'm glad to be back for the new year!

no. 102 in Mala Strana, Czech Republic - 3 color
************ Edited to add:
Thanks to Tommy, I've learned something new today! Here's a third version of the picture with a duotone added to it and curves slightly adjusted.

As usual, if you click a picture, you'll see a full size version.

no. 102 in Mala Strana, Czech Republic - duotone