It was supposed to be a quick little trip to find out what Europe offers before my winter trip to Northern and Central Europe in early December 2012. I have been to Prague twice when I was a kid, each time for a summer holiday. I had positive memories, but what I experiences this winter- charmed me, took my breath away and made me feel so special.
Prague has turned out to be more beautiful than I though and remembered it. What attracted me the most is that at every step I found little pieces of historical European cities I have travelled to – the streets of Barcelona, views from the bridge like Paris, narrow streets and pastel from Lisbon and delicious food from Poland. All in one place!
The capital of Czech Republic is extremely diverse, locally very modern, mixed in style, where you can hear the languages of tourists from all over the world. Green delights, architecture and the magnitude theaters, galleries and exhibitions.
It was 24th of November, I took my camera with me, walked down the streets of Prague and couldn’t take my eyes off the scenery I could see. Here are some photos of Golden Prague I took.
27 thoughts on “Photo Essay: Golden Prague in Black and White”
Great shots Agness! Prague looks beautiful and the black and white works really well. The bridge at night and the castle shots are my favourite. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)
Thanks Ardun. I told you the other day I love photos in black and white and your pictures kinda inspired me to do this photo essay. I should say thank you!
Well they look amazing so im glad I inspired you :) keep them coming!
Great B&W pictures :-) you really captured some very unique moments! Prague looks like an amazing city, unfortunately I’ve never been there.
That’s a place of history and tradition. I wanted to capture it :) So glad you like it :)
Yet another beautiful city that I’ve never passed through, no matter how many recommendations have come from friends & fellow bloggers. Feel kind of silly now being the other side of the world& wanting to go, especially since it was relatively on my doorstep before hand.
Next time we’re in Europe, I’m seeing it properly.
I know the feeling. I’ve lived most of my life in Poland, yet also have not seen Prague, that’s embarrassing. I will go when I get to Europe next time, maybe by a chance we will bump into each other there.
I visited Prague in the fall and fell head over heels for it! It’s an incredibly beautiful city. Great photos – I loved all the little details and moments you captured here!
Thank you Julika. This city took my breath away and left me speechless :). Tried to capture it in the photos. I’m so glad you liked it ;-)
What a great collection of the sights and scenes of Prague from a tourist and local’s perspective. I love how you posted these beautiful photos in black and white and hints of color in some of them. I haven’t been to Praque yet but I’ve been wanting to go. Your pictures just bumped it up the list some more :)
Thank you so much Mary. Ardun – one of the bloggers and travellers inspired me to take some black and white photos of Prague. I also love them :):) Prague was amazing, so mysterious and historical. Missing it a lot.
You’ve got a really nice eye. Well done. And I love B&W. I need to use it more, for sure. Creates such emotion in a shot (oddly more so than color).
Thanks Michael! I don’t usually see B&W photography on travel blogs or websites which is a real pitty ;-) Agree – they create such emotions in a shot :):)
Very nice pictures. But you have written Charles Castles (which would be Karlštejn, that is not located in Prague) instead of Prague Castle on the 1st and 2nd picture, later on, you have it totally correct.
Hey Veronika! Thanks for pointing it out. I meant Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) indeed ;-), don’t know what I wrote Charles Castle, maybe because I was thinking of the Charles Bridge :). Already changed it ;-)
I’m glad you like the photos. These are my favourite Prague shots.
Prague is the perfect city for black and white. Wonderful pics! The one with the horse and carriage is my favorite.
Thank you Callie. I also like this photo and yes I agree Prague is perfect for B&W photography :)
I went to Prague last winter and fell in love! The beauty and vibrancy of the city was so inspiring – hard to believe it used to be a communist country. Now – in the post revolution days…so alive and full of energy. Loved walking across the Charles Bridge every day. The Christmas markets were an introduction to the European markets for me and I am craving going back! It seemed like someone was selling hot, mulled wine out of every nook and cranny. Slowly, we found our favourites – I spent a blissful 10 days walking the streets of Prague and would go back in a heartbeat! Thanks for bringing me back, even if only in pictures.
Anita, I am so glad you have such great memories from Prague. I also fell in love with Prague and went there during the winter time. Absolutely agree – mulled wine was my favourite Czech drink and the Christmas markets were a great introduction to the German markets I visited after! This city is amazing, hope to get back there very soon!
Yes Prague is so beautiful and these black and white pics are awesome!
Thanks Michal! Nice to hear it!
Prague is one of my most favourite cities, ever, ever, ever!!!! (Did you know that I like the place?) I’ve only been twice (so far) and it has a beautiful feel to the place with great architecture and atmosphere. In some respects thank goodness they put up no resistance to the Germans so the city was not destroyed.
Charles Bridge is for me my favourite bridge everywhere. Many thanks for bringing back some amazing memories for me.
So glad you hear that. It’s also one of my favourite places in Europe. Agree- it’s atmosphere’s great and I loved to explore the old city.
Nice photos Agness. I only been Prague once, I like the sunset scene with Prague Castle in background.
Thanks Ken. Prague is a place you always want to come back :)
Nice photos :) I like the black & white!
Thanks ! :)