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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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Dublin Snapshots

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 4, 2013


This memorable statue is Molly Malone, wheeling her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow. People line up to be photographed with her. I was very impressed by the mother’s fiery red hair colour (no idea whether it’s real). We spent about 8 hours in Dublin, flying in and out in one day.

Below: Ha’penny Bridge, built in 1816 over the River Liffey. Its official name is the Liffey Bridge, although its original name was the Wellington Bridge. It was nicknamed the Ha’penny Bride because that was the toll for crossing it.


Tired leprechaun about to remove his head.


Ireland’s first parliament building, now a Bank of Ireland.


In 2012, Ireland ranked fourth in beer consumption world-wide.


Lots of tourist junk sold everywhere.


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Utrecht Buildings

Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 16, 2013

You didn’t seriously think I’d finished posting my Utrecht photos, did you? 🙂

Silhouette of church roof:

Roof, Utrecht

Rather baroque university building near the Domplatz:

University Building, Utrecht

Orange university building with nice brickwork:

University Building, Utrecht

Office section of a church:

Utrecht Building

Row of old white houses on Springweg:

Old white houses

Corner building wih iron ties on the side:

Utrecht Building

Corner building dated 1897:

Utrecht Building

Another building with fine ironwork ties:

Utrecht street

Old brick tower with very colourful shutters:

Utrecht Building

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