Sunday, January 31, 2010

Don't Mess with Prague Castle

This is the top of the gate at Prague Castle's main entrance. The President of the Czech Republic is beyond these gates and if the statues don't scare away intruders the armed guards below the statues probably will. I read that Prague castle was established in the 9th century. I wish that I knew when these statues were built.

17 comments:

  1. What a warm welcome ! I have seen many castle entrances all over Europe, but never such a bloody one !

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  2. Some imposing and threatening statues. There is a strange 'patternation' in the sky, is it the way it was scanned?

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  3. Yikes! Not terribly inviting, but certainly a great photo subject. Kathy

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  4. Scary statues but excellent shot!

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  5. Thank you goodness you took such an excellent picture, look what happened to the last two photographers! LOL
    Sunny :)

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  6. Okay! I get the message. Good visual. Maybe I could print out the photo and put it on my front door asking people not to open our storm door! Maybe the picture would deter the little boogers.

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  7. We should have these outside our work. Great shot.

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  8. Beautiful castle.
    Great shot James.
    BTW. I'm using a free ware either picasa or photo scape. I just discovered it clicking the frame.

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  9. Not very welcoming, but maybe useful in old times?..It makes me think of the castle of a middle age monster.. The kind of "the beauty and the beast.."

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  10. Terrific captue, James! Those statues would definitely encourage me to behave properly! Don't think I've seen any like them before -- well, not on the front doorstep anyway! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  11. i really love the color treatment of this photograph. great job.

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  12. Now pictures of one of our favourite cities in the world... Ah, Prague... I hope we soon go back there!
    Did you see the castle illuminated at night? It was my first sight of Prague and one not to ever forget!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  13. Not what I'd call a very "warm" welcome!!

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  14. Beautiful statues... very artsy! You've captured it well! :)

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  15. The guards are sculptd very precisely.
    The President of Czech Republic is protected by them and is safe. Surely it will be to make the nation happy.

    Thank you for introducing the trip of the splendid Czech Republic.

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  16. I love this shot! Magnificent, really.

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