Monthly Archives: February 2013

Prague Photo

Oops, I only went and left probably my favourite Prague photo out of my post of photos from our visit there last weekend.

This narrow and short street was tucked in behind our apartment and, apart from a lot of graffiti, it contained a photo gallery. Above the gallery door sat a lady, with a bright red heart shining out from beneath her white breast.

It’s visible in the photo, if you click through to the big version and have a closer look.

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Alcohol-related websites

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So I haven’t been getting out much with the camera lately unless I manage to clear out of Dodge completely for a few days, as I have been very busy, especially in work.

One of the main reasons for this has been due to managing a project to redevelop Alcohol Action Ireland’s website and to develop a new website, DrinkHelp.ie, as well as establishing a social media presence for both sites.

It’s been a very interesting project and it it at all went “live” earlier today, which is great! The usual teething problems need to be sorted, but they will be. I hope people find the new sites useful and engaging.

As many of you kindly helped me out back at the planning stages by filling in a survey I put up here, I said I would let you see how it all turned out, but I am keeping this post brief as the sites should speak for themselves – if they don’t I’m in trouble!

Feedback, as ever, is welcome!  Oh and normal photographic programming will resume shortly!

Alcohol Action Ireland and its Facebook page

DrinkHelp and its Facebook page

Weekend in Prague

Images from last weekend in Prague, with Laura.

Click on any of the images for the larger versions. I have uploaded fairly big files as I feel the details in some of the buildings and landscapes are worth it.

Prague is a beautiful city.

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The Crucifix and Calvary, one of the 30 impressive statues on Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge at night

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I had a lot of time to appreciate Petrin Hill as it took me a long time to get down it (with bones intact) in the most innapropriate footwear for icy Prague hills!

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St Vitus Cathedral

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Laura enjoying a snowy Saturday morning

View from inside the Astronomical Clock Tower

View from inside the Astronomical Clock Tower

Looking back towards the Old Town and our apartment for the weekend

Looking back towards the Old Town and our apartment for the weekend

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Tram passes between the entrance to Charles Bridge (reflected in the tram door) and the Old Town

The Astronomical Clock

The Astronomical Clock

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Charles Bridge

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“Take my photo”. A view through the bridge tower to the rather unfortunately (and unfairly!) named Malá Strana, or “Lesser Town”

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A night time view towards Petrin Observation Tower (a small version of the Eiffel Tower) from Prague Castle

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Laura looking…

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And laughing.

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On the bank of the river Vltava

A view from Petrin Observation Tower

A view from Petrin Observation Tower

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The Statue of Harmony (Sri Chinmoy). “If you can create harmony in your life this harmony will enter into vast world”

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Smoke billows on the west bank of the river Vltava

Prague has some pretty great doors

Prague has some pretty great doors

Over the door

Over the door decorations are common too

View towards a water mill from Charles Bridge

View towards a water mill from Charles Bridge

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Looking out from the Dailborka Tower at Prague Castle

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St Wenceslas

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St Vitus Cathedral

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The first Czech president, Vaclav Havel

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Faces on their way to Charles Bridge

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Old Town Square

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View down the steps up to Prague Castle

Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral

Snow melting on the base of a lamp post on Charles Bridge

Snow melting on the base of a lamp post on Charles Bridge

One of Prague's many ornate wells

A fountain, dating from 1560

Old Town

Old Town

The Dancing House: Photo by Laura

The Dancing House: Photo by Laura

David Černý sculpture outside the Kampa museum, which houses the permanent collection of work by the abstract artist František Kupka

David Černý sculpture outside the Kampa museum, which houses the permanent collection of work by the abstract artist František Kupka

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Just another Prague building!

And another...

And another…

Okay, last one!

Okay, last one!

Another shot of my favourite statue on Charles Bridge, this time at night

Another shot of my favourite statue on Charles Bridge, The Crucifix and Calvary, this time at night

Looking down from Petrin Observation Tower

Looking down from Petrin Observation Tower

Old Town

Old Town

Laura jumping on Petrin Hill

Laura jumping on Petrin Hill

The Vltava flowing under Charles Bridge

The Vltava flowing under Charles Bridge

Trip to the Giant’s Causeway and the Titanic Quarter

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Titanic Visitor Centre

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