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Quiet Streets of Prague

Posted by Avital Pinnick on January 6, 2014


It’s hard to believe that the old part of Prague has some quiet areas. These photos were taken mainly on Černínská street, which is surprisingly quiet, despite its proximity to the palace. If you’re going to lie down on a cobblestone road to photograph the sun bouncing off the interesting texture of the stones, make sure the road is empty. It also doesn’t hurt to have someone like Ivan along to keep an eye open for cars.

These old houses on Nový Svět are still private homes.


I have no idea how they manage the small doorways. Czechs tend to be rather tall; here’s a photo of Ivan for comparison. I could fit comfortably under the door, but I’m only 5′ tall.


Lamp in front of orange wall on Loretánská.



Second-storey balcony at the bottom of Černínská.

Stone water basin outside the Romantik Hotel U raka. It was September and the leaves were starting to turn.



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Colored Houses of Burano

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 8, 2012

Colored Houses of Burano

Is it possible to walk around Burano for the first time and not smile at the brightly colored houses? The streets look like bags of jelly beans. Murano also has brightly colored houses, but it doesn’t come close to Burano. We spent a few hours in Burano to check out the lace museum and walk around, but it wasn’t easy getting from point A to point B when I had to stop and photograph houses every few minutes. All I can say is that it’s a good thing I didn’t discovery photography in the days of film camera; I would have bankrupted my family.

Colored Houses of Burano

Green Shutters

Colored Houses of Burano

Colored Houses of Burano

Burano, Commemorative Plaque

Colored Houses of Burano

Colored Houses of Burano

Colored Houses of Burano

Colored Houses of Burano

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