Walking by streets of night Prague during the last hours of our trip to Prague we visited a modern landmark of this old city – the Dancing house (Tančící dům). This building has a non-traditional style.. the style is Deconstructivism. Its suppose to use non-rectilinear shapes which appear to distort and dislocate elements of architecture. This is very obvious if you look at this building :)
Another name of this building is Fred and Ginger named after the names of American dancers – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. You may find that the house is similar to a dancing pair.
The design of the Dancing house was approved in 1992 and the construction was completed in 1996. The architect designed it were Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. The project was supervised by the Czech President, Václav Havel. He was living some time near the empty place, remained after American bombing of 1945, where the building is today.
The image is a single shot image made at 18mm of my lens with exposure time of 5 sec.
This post is to share the frontal view of the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. This cathedral is a great example of the Gothic architecture. Looking at it you feel how small you are. That is the main purpose of this architectural style as on my opinion.
The frontal towers have 82m height and the arch is 32m height.
The image was merged of 7 photos. This was a tricky job. I had a very little space to make this image (my 18mm lens was not able to capture this view). After merging this image required a few adjustments, mainly with contrast, as it was too light in some areas because of the long exposure.
There are a few skyscrapers in the center of Warsaw. They are located near the Palace of Science and Culture and the Warsaw Central Train Station. The tallest building is the residential building “Zlota 44” with the attitude of 192 m.
The image is a panorama made of 4 photos. Then it was processed in Photoshop adding dynamic contrast and saturation. Photos were made using Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS at 18mm in landscape orientation.