Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mirror Mirror on a Historic Wall

                                   (This is a mirror on the wall in the famous Café Louvre. )









Prague, Czech Republic
  
This is a great place to sit and talk or read while you enjoy delicious coffees/teas and pastries. After that you can wander around the historic building and see the photo gallery that has 19th and early 20th century photos of Prague.

"You have just entered the foyer of Café Louvre. This Café, bearing the name of the world’s famous gallery, has been standing here for over a century, since 1902. Among its guests were Karel Capek, Franz Kafka as well as Albert Einstein during his professorship in Prague. The Café’s life was interrupted by force in 1948 by the communist coup when all café fixtures were thrown out of the windows into Narodni Avenue. The cultural melting pot was revived in the place after 1992 when the devastated premises underwent a complete reconstruction." - From the Café Louvre website

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, James. Interesting, sad/happy story of the café's history.
    K

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  2. I agree with Kay, James, interesting, sad/happy story of the history! A great post and captures for the day! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  3. Great shots again. Lucky that in the first shot there was also a mirror on the other side but the effect is very impressive as always. Thanks for showing James.

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  4. Both shots are great, mirrors are always so cool, loved the expression of the lady, what a beautiful moment! ;-)

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  5. wow James your picture is outstanding with so beautiful reflections.Clever capture, very professional, congratulations!I love b&w in these images.
    hugs
    Léia

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  6. A mythic place , which has known ups and downs. Once more, We'd like to hear what walls have to say..
    La première photo pourrait être qualifiée en français de "mise en abîme"- le reflet du reflet du reflet ..-
    Et j'aime beaucoup ton utilisation du noir et blanc!
    Bonne fin de semaine!

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  7. Isn't this one of those moments when you think "Yes, this will be great!!". It is.

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  8. L'infini dans les jeux de miroirs, j'adoooooooooore !

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  9. The maestro of reflections strikes again!! Always love seeing the fruits of your travels. Beautiful James, I love both shots.

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  10. Great atmosphere in the second shot.

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  11. Cela fait bien loin de chez moi pour aller y boire un thé!!! Mais ce serait avec grand plaisir...

    Merci pour la découverte. Je ne savais pas qu'il y avait un café Louvre à Prague.

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  12. C'est tres beau en noir et blanc et le commentaire qui accompagne les photos renforce le tout.

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  13. Imagine, sitting in a cafe where Kafka once sat. That's pretty thrilling. These are appropriate in black and white. That choice seems to bring us closer to the rich history of the setting. I love them both!

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  14. It would be lovely to see the photos of Prague from the 19th and 20th century.

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  15. Fantastic photo and reflection. Very interesting history to this place. Thanks for sharing it!

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  16. I have no words to describe how awesome that first shot is.

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  17. I just love this kind on infinite effect with mirror...

    Nice pics, James !

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  18. I have a feeling sitting drinking coffee and eating pastries here would be something I'd enjoy very much James :)

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  19. nice shots :)
    Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the greatest of all...

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