Category : Nona Hora

The Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Vltava river, Prague, Czech Republic

This is the second part of my Photo Essay: Harmony of Zlatá Praha which includes photographs of the following beautiful sights of Prague, called by André Breton as The Magical Capital of Europe. Old Town Square Malá Strana and Malostranské náměstí St. Nicholas Cathedral Charles Bridge and its Tower Jan Hus Statue St. Nicholas Church The Church of Mother of …

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Gay Parade Prague Pride 2013

Honestly, the outfits, flags, banners, balloons, umbrellas, badges… I haven’t seen that many “rainbows” in my entire life :) This is the second part of Photo Reportage from Gay Parade Prague Pride 2013. Please view all posts/photos from the gay parade here. Click on image to view full size. To be continued…

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Gay Parade Prague Pride 2013

Gay Parade Prague Pride 2013 was a highlight of my trip to Prague, Czech Republic – such a colorful and fun celebration! Thousands of open-minded participants from all over the world, wearing costumes, waiving rainbow flags, and holding banners, walked through the streets of Prague’s Old Town. It was joyful to watch the crowd of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender …

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Malostranské náměstí and St. Nicholas Cathedral on the Arch of Charles Bridge Tower

Prague (Czech: Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is also the historical capital of Bohemia, a historic country of central Europe that was a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire and subsequently a province in the Habsburgs’ Austrian Empire. The first inhabitants of this region known by name were settled down here around 500 …

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Street Portraits of Peru: Le puedo tomar una foto?

Le puedo tomar una foto? – Can I take a picture of you? I can’t count how many times I have asked this question during my recent trip to South America… People often ask how I take street portraits, do I ask for permission? do I tip for posing? During the years I have established a set of my personal …

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Tiger Temple: All-inclusive Resort for Tigers

Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand that was founded as a forest sanctuary for wild animals. The majority of animals are Indochinese tigers. From my (visitor’s) point of view, Tiger Temple is like all-inclusive resort for tigers :) Tigers get free meals, drinks, Thai body massages, and entertainment. They have …

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Monks on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand

This week I had to go through some of my travel photo archives and realized how many Captured Memories I still haven’t shared with you here in my Travel Photo Journal. One of the most missed photo archives is ‘Thailand’. I published only 11 photos from my trip to Thailand when transferred an old travel photo blog two years ago. …

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Machu Picchu - The Lost City of The Incas

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley. Often referred to as the “City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Since the site was not known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is …

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Prague, Czech Republic

This is the “pilot post” of my EuroTrip 2013. I’ve taken 2,500+ photos in Prague, Czech Republic and Minsk, Belarus and can’t wait to share with you my favorite shots. As usual, during the trip I worked on several subjects/themes. So, the following themed posts are at the top of my publishing list. Some of them will have multiple parts. …

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Winay Wayna - Little Machu Picchu

Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) is Inca ruin located along the Inca Trail. Peruvians call it Little Machu Picchu. It’s built into a steep hillside overlooking beautiful scenery of the Urubamba River and Sacred Valley. The site consists of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase. A long flight of fountains/baths runs between the two groups of buildings surrounded …

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Thai Buddhist Art Gold Paintings in The Grand Palace. Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Buddhist Art is one of the most wide ranging cultural forms of artistic expression, and the world’s richest source of Buddhist Fine Arts. One of the masterpieces of Thai Buddhist Art is the Mural wall painting in The Grand Palace located in Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Mural has 178 scenes, which illustrate the …

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Garudas in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the Old Bangkok, Thailand, also known as Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the symbol of the Thai state. Since the founding of Bangkok as the Nations capital by King Rama I, The Grand Palace has been the major architectural symbol of The Thai Royal Family. And I …

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