Visit to Prague

Back in August i took a short trip to Prague, Czech Republic to see a friend who had recently moved there and also as it is one of the cities on my list to visit, see https://robdphotographer.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/5-european-cities-i-want-to-visit/ for more details.

Here are a few photos from the trip and an enjoyable 5 days over there.

Highlights of the trip include a Bohemians vs Sparta Praha game, Prague Zoo, Old Town, Prague Castle and cheap beer and Good food.

Bohemians vs Sparta Praha
View from the Observatory Tower
Old Town Clock
Praha Zoo

Dublin, Ireland.

Back in October myself and a couple of friends took a trip to Dublin in Ireland for the weekend, I have always wanted to visit this city and in the future will be sure to return, I didn’t take my DSLR because I wasn’t there long enough, I took a few shots on my iphone.

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Once we got to our hotel from the airport we went out to the Guinness Storehouse, a fantastic place to visit well worth it. Guinness is very popular in Ireland and in Dublin especially being the home of the factory, below are some photos of around the storehouse.
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We went around the storehouse floor by floor had some tasters then went onto the academy part where I got to pull my own pint of Guinness, I honestly can say I am not a big fan when it comes to stout but each to their own I suppose, it didn’t go to waste as my mate finished it off in true irish style.

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We then headed back to the hotel to freshen up then, later that evening we headed into the city centre to experience the nightlife grabbing a lovely fish and chips dinner, then heading to a sports bar to watch the rugby world cup game between australia and england. Then just wandered to a couple of other bars before eventually getting back to the hotel after getting lost seemingly walking the same route for a good hour or so.

On the sunday we headed out to the Zoo, spent most of the afternoon there, was a nice sunny day, quite a large zoo with plenty to see.

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Even left with some free samples of coco pops from the guy dressed up as the monkey from the cereal boxes.
Then again on the evening headed to a bar with some live music, nice chilled out bar.

On the monday we had a few hours to spare before we headed to the airport to come home, i bought myself a hoody and my little cousin a teddy.

Paddy the bear with Guinness
Paddy the bear with Guinness

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the bear with a pint of Guinness.

Here is a blog post about travelling to Dublin I enjoyed reading. http://kirstencaptures.com/2016/03/08/guinness-storehouse-dublin-ireland/

Thanks for reading.

Rob

5 European Cities I want to visit!!

Yes ok so there is one long list of places around Europe i would like to go and visit, mainly for photography purposes but also to experience the culture of the different cities, for example the language, food, music etc. So this is the first blog post on cities in europe i wish to visit. All cities have Street Photography potential and will come into my project

Prague, Czech Republic:

Bucket list for Prague is extensive, this city is pretty cheap for food, beer and the likes but the reason Prague is on my list is that it has huge amounts of potential in the way of Street Photography one photography genre i have always been interested in expanding my knowledge of. Not forgetting to add to that the amount of potential in the Architecture of the buildings such as churches, cathedrals and the gothic style structures and monuments. Plus also the beer is cheap.

Madrid, Spain:

Madrid like Prague for the Architecture of the cathedrals but also being the capital city of spain offers much more, from the football culture of Real Madrid, one of europe’s biggest football clubs. There is a range of museums and galleries that are worth a visit, especially if you are a art enthusiast. There are also places like the Royal Palace that are a must see, home of Spain royal family.

Barcelona, Spain:

Nou Camp home of Barcelona Football club is pretty much the reason i would love to visit Barcelona. From Gaudi to Picasso this city has a range of museums and galleries worth the look around, a big city but is also worth having a travel round on foot to explore more of the city itself. There are also 4km of sandy beaches where you can spread out a towel to relax and take a dip in the Mediterranean sea. Would definitely be worth the visit.

Milan, Italy:

Take in some of the sites of Milan, one of the worlds fashion capitals, like Barcelona, Madrid and Prague, some of the architecture is worth the wonder of the city and take in some of the fantastic views from the Duomo rooftop, climb 150 steps (or take a lift) to the rooftop of this gothic cathedral and take some of the 3,600 statues and 135 spires, many carved from pink Candoglia marble and get a closer view of the famous gilded copper ‘Madonnina’ atop the tallest spike. On a fine day, the view stretches far beyond the city to the snow-capped Alps. You can hop onto a tram in the city and have dinner, there is also some classic art galleries to visit and not forgetting the san siro, home to A.C Milan and Inter Milan Football clubs

Berlin, Germany:

The Capital of Germany, Berlin is another on my list of cities to visit, one of my main sites to look at in this city would be the Olympic Stadium which is a testimony of fascist architecture, built to be used for the 1936 Olympic games held in the city, it is also home to Hertha Berlin football club and hosted the 2006 world cup final. There are a range of galleries and museums to also visit and take in the culture of the numerous types of street food available. The city is also home to some of the best nightlife with a range of bars, Cabaret clubs and live music venues.