Saturday, February 27, 2010

Praha Station

I can imagine the old steam engines with black smoke pouring out many years ago.

19 comments:

  1. I remember those days very well! I always loved trains and would always look forward to seeing the troop trains full of soldiers as they moved through the small west Texas town where I grew up during WW2. I can still see them waving to us from the windows and wondering how many would come home. Brought back lots of memories.
    Have a lovely tomorrow!

    Sylvia

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  2. Very interesting and is it still used as a train station (looks like it but wasn't sure)?

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  3. I love the mood of this picture. I remember the old steam engines when I was a little girl in England.
    Sunny :)

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  4. Good moody shot of the station. Is it the lens hood causing some darkening in the corners, or a little vignetting of the lens?

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  5. An empty station, deserted quays..This picture is sooooo dramatic and intense! As the surrounding did not change so much, it's easy to imagine old trains getting out of there, with smoke everywhere..Many old movies come back to my mind seeing this picture..Do I need to add that I love it very much?...

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  6. Everything would be much more dirtier then, even in you picture. A really neat shot.

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  7. Hi James...I live about 5 blocks from this train station...needless to say, I have never been on this part of the platform! Close, I've taken a couple of trains out before I ever lived here, but not this far up the quay...great picture and I love it in B/W!! Your other pictures of Prague are also nice...when were you here? Or are you still? I have a blog about doors in Prague and I see you have a couple of door photos! Aren't doors great? If you are curious, you can see what I have put together so far (my pictures aren't as fabulous as yours!) since I just started a couple of weeks ago: http://thedoorhunter.blogspot.com

    BTW, I am originally from CA...married to a Czech..that's how I'm here! Regards, Cat

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  8. I can picture that ad well. I really like this picture. :)

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  9. It looks so clean and maintained there. This is what impresses me.

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  10. This is «Louis'» first visit to Something Sighted. He'll stop by more often - and he thanks you for your visits to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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  11. I really like this photo! This building is such a unique design with the tracks leading through it. What a fabulous composition, James! How I would love to see a train stopped in there with steam billowing into the sky...this is a drastic opposite to the train stations in Japan! I haven't posted any of those from my trips there since that was before my blogging days.

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  12. It seems so "still" there. I can imagine the hustle and bustle at one time.

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  13. Hi James, thanks for your comment to my blog - so funny that you are of the Lucy the Cat family...small blog world, isn't it!? I am originally from SF...born there, moved away and lived a million places, then returned, got a degree at SFSU then moved to Europe where I have been living for the last 20 years (12 in Switzerland and 8 in CZ)...if you ever get back over this way, you'll have to let me know!! Greetings to your household and take care, Cat

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  14. Great lines and depth in this shot!

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  15. A monotone harmonizes with the form of the roof very much.

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