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Sometime ago, I came across this wonderful photoblog, Feet First which features the travelling feet of a couple (and later on, their daughter) documenting their travels. Some might consider this a cliche or somewhat cheesy but I’ve always thought that taking photos of my feet on my travels is a fun way of recording adventures and memories.

...sigh...Samsung ST500 | 3.5-5.9 27mm @ 4.9mm | 1/10s @ f/3.5 | ISO 400 | Handheld

In Prague...first day!Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/15s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

at St Peter's SquareNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

at the Masarykovo nábřežíNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

...in Florence, ItalyNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 36mm | 1/25s @ f/4.2 | ISO 200 | Handheld

in Dorsoduro, VeniceSamsung ST500 | 3.5-5.9 27mm @ 5.3mm | 1/45s @ f/3.7 | ISO 80 | Handheld

in Prague...second visitNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Travelling Feet
1. Discovering Melbourne’s Laneways, 2. by the River Seine, 3. …in Rome, Italy, 4. I’m at the King’s Castles in Bavaria!, 5. I’m at the Old Town Square in Prague!, 6. …the usual wait, 7. off to the Top End…for work, 8. …and I wait, 9. ..and wait some more

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Revisiting the Old Town Square, Prague in summer

This square comes alive with a much more exciting buzz in summer. I visited this historic city square three years ago in winter and I was already amazed by the architecture and activities happening all around the square. But the dynamics of activities and the mixture of sounds in the square are totally different in summer.
 Staroměstské Náměstí, Prague
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

I also had the chance this time to go up the Old Town Hall Tower for more stunning views of the square below and a 360deg panoramic view of Prague, the Vltava River and the Castle Hill.

Old Town Square
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Old Town Square, Prague
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Pastel Houses, Old Town Square
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Church of our Lady Before Týn
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 60mm | 1/125s @ f/5.6 | ISO 100 | Handheld

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Interesting buildings in New Town, Prague adorned with Art Deco and Art Nouveau architectural details:

The Koruna Palace (Na Příkopě  corner Wenceslas Square) was built in 1910 by the architects Antonin Pfeiffer and Matěj Blecha. The angular tower has statues on the crown which were works of Vojtech Sucharda (c 1912-1914).

Facade Detail 02
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 105mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

LBBW Bank Building (Štěpánská corner Wenceslas Square)
Art Deco Detail 01Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 70mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Art Deco Detail 02
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 55mm | 1/60s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

12 Wenceslas Square
Art Nouveau Detail 03
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 26mm | 1/40s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

35 Ječná
Art Nouveau Detail 04
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 1/100s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Pont Neuf, Paris
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/90s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine.

Designer: Believed to be Baptiste Androuet du Cerceau and Guillaume Marchand
Construction: 1578-1607
Design: arch bridge
Number of spans: from left bank to Île de la Cité – 5 and 7 from the island to the right bank.

Total length: 232 metres
Width: 22 metres

Quai des Orfèvres, Ile de la Cité
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 32mm | 1/160s @ f/5.6 | ISO 400 | Handheld

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Degraves Street, Melbourne
Degraves Street, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 48mm | 1/30s @ f/4.5 | ISO 400 | Handheld

Florence
Florence, Italy
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 48mm | 1/20s @ f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

San Marco District, Venice
San Marco District, Venice
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 1/30s @ f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague
Josefov (Jewish Quarter), Prague
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 62mm | 1/50s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Old Town, Geneva
rue de la Cité, Geneva, Switzerland
Nikon E4100 | 8.5mm | 0.002s @ f/3.3 | ISO 50 | Handheld

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An interestingly different ‘city’ exists above the roofs of Paris.

View from Montmarte Hill
View of Paris from Montmarte Hill
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 82mm | 1/500s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Paris - City of dessus de toit (rooftops and skyline)
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 120mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Haussmann style of building facades
Parisian apartment buildings
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 130mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Parisian apartment buildings
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 42mm | 1/640s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square), 12th-19th century, civic and religious square, architecture: Byzantine to Renaissance. Nearly two football fields long, the plaza is surrounded by the offices of the republic – the Procuratie Vecchie or “old offices” (16th century Renaissance) and the Procuratie Nuove or “new offices” (17th century High Renaissance). Basilica di San Marco (11th century) and the Campanile stand out in the background.

Piazza San Marco, Venice
Nikon 200 | 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/640s @ f/3.8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

The distinct influence of Eastern-style architecture underlines Venice’s connection with Byzantium.
St Mark's Basilica
Nikon 200 | 18-200mm VR @ 95mm | 1/500s @ f/5.3 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Twilight at Piazza San Marco
Nikon 200 | 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/13s @ f/3.5 | ISO 1600 | Tripod

ReflectionsNikon 200 | 18-200mm VR @ 46mm | 9s @ f/16 | ISO800 | Tripod

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