Prague, Czech Republic – Old Town Astronomical Clock

This is the famous Old Town Astronomical Clock in Prague.   A very cool sight to witness if you ever visit this amazing city.  Here is some info from the web:   The Astronomical Clock, built in to one side of the Old Town Hall Tower, dates from the 15th century. To fully appreciate the clock’s intricate construction, join the crowd in front of the tower to observe the procession of the Twelve Apostles: on the hour, every hour, a small trap door opens and Christ marches out ahead of his disciples, while the skeleton of death tolls the bell to a defiant statue of a Turk.  Below the Astronomical Clock are 12 medallions with the signs of the zodiac, added by Josef Manes in 1865. The Old Town Hall Tower, built in 1338, is one of the most striking buildings in Prague. Inside is a staircase and an elevator. For a fee, visitors can climb or ride to the top to experience terrific views over the Old Town Square and the rest of the Old Town.

Up in the tower is where I had taken the sunset shots of the city from pervious posts.  I cannot wait to go back to Prague…hopefully in the summer!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 18-200 VR f/3.5-5.6
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 80.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 5 exposures (+2 to -2)
  • Aperture:  f/5
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable release
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Color Efex Pro
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3 comments on “Prague, Czech Republic – Old Town Astronomical Clock

  1. joeandrews says:

    Awesome shot! Love the old world style. Very nice.

  2. Fabulous, Pete. Yes, Prague is indeed a beautiful city. My husband and I biked through Eastern Europe just after the fall of the Iron Curtain. So it’s been a while.

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