Here is the third and final set of my dedication to the city.
As all of you, my intelligent friends, probably already understand, is that the collection is biased. Everything in Gothenburg is not always nice and romantic, but I just wanted to focus on something positive… There is too much negativity in our societies. Everywhere I go in the world, it’s the same.
Please people, let’s love and respect each other.
Also, I believe that any experience is subjective, so any place in the world could potentially be the most romantic place in the world, why not Gothenburg, and therefore the bold title!
Please people, try to understand; if we take war and hate out of the way of how we imagine a beautiful society to be, there would be no more of the things we witness in the news every night.
Sometimes, we end up in places that suddenly change mood…It goes from being a regular stroll to something unexpected and even magical, some kind of dreamscape appears! One of my most favourite things about photography is that it helps me preserve those moments.
But, sometimes I do wonder; does the dreamscapes exist within us, or are they something detached from the soul? Is it about being in the right mood to receive the beauty of the universe, can I train myself? Or, is the universe having a magical impact on me at the moment?!? How come when I view some photographers portfolios, they are all filled with magical moments? Are they constantly walking into dreamscapes, while I have to search and search?!?
Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the amazing city of Prague!
Prague is the capital city of Czech Republic. It has a population of 2 million in it’s greater metropolitan area and is part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
The city is 1200 years old and it is incredibly romantic and beautiful.
Me, my wife and my daughter had the luck of being able to go there for a short but very intense and successful visit. We were visiting my wife’s cousin, but as you can imagine I took every opportunity I could to photograph as much as possible.
I borrowed my wife’s camera during this trip, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and I just brought the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. I didn’t want to carry a lot of things around because of my daughter. She was only 1.5 years old at the time so me and my wife had to support each other with the whole child caring part of the trip. The equipment I brought proved to be more than enough. I love the 35mm, it’s a beautiful lens and I’m not complaining about the 70-200mm either!
We visited many other places in Czech Republic but in this article I will only focus on Prague.
We mostly got around with the metro. It was very comfortable and easy. We just jumped on with my daughters baby carrier and saw many parts of the city with ease.
I am kind of ashamed of saying this; but during this part of the trip I was really hung over from the night before.
I had been joking around with my wife’s cousin that they would ‘Czech Republic’ me when I got there, meaning getting me really really drunk, and of course her and her husband had to just show me what getting ‘Czech Republic’ really meant. Even though I was really hung over me and my family really enjoyed this trip and we can’t wait to go back.
Don’t miss trying Czech beer if you go for a visit, It was so good. Every city in Czech republic has its own brewery and its own brand of beer. But, remember don’t drink to much, you could drop your camera in one of the canals or something!!