Our intention was clear but nevertheless it wasn’t an easy task to do. Four flickr friends decided to spend a few days in Prague. A city which is not only well know for its good beer but for its picturesque Old Town, the Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle, …, only to name a few famous sights. In a nutshell, it is a touristy place which holds numerous postcard-like views ready. And exactly those kinds of photographs we didn’t want to take. So this was the deal: visit Prague and refuse to take “nice” photos!
In the search for the ugly sights we strayed through odd neighbourhoods with rotten concrete blocks, took the tram to the very last station (only to find out that there was nothing to find out) and took photographs of every garbage bin we possibly could spot. Often I didn’t even had the feeling to be in Prague, that was strange because why did we decided to fly to Prague anyway then? I guess that is what happens when you plan a tour with other photo-nerds. How can we think of flying to Tokyo together, as planned for next year? At least they have Japanese garbage bins there…
Definitely a highlight was the visit of the Å½iÅ¾kov Television Tower. It has been built between 1985 and 1992 and looks very unconventional with its three concrete pillars that carry the different platform elements. Taking photos of uniquely designed objects is always interesting and in this case it wasn’t a famous sight of Prague but one can recognize Prague by this tower. So these two photos you can see above where actually taken in Prague and showing that tower.
(But I tell you a secret: I did enjoy the famous postcard sites, too!)