Almost 30-year-old photos from Prague (1)

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tempra was in Prague. Conor was in Prague.
    I once was in Prague, too.

    My visit was not recent, it was at the end of April in 1977, I was 17 and the camera I had was a Rollei35 and I used Kodakcrome21, I guess. The slides I took suffered heaps from bad storage, but Tempra and I talked about my pics and he suggested I show them, anyway.

    Here are the first:

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    Tourists gathering on Old Town Square in front of the Astronomical Clock on the wall of - I think - the Old Town Hall.

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    St. Nicholas Church on the Old Town Square

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    View of Old Town Square from the look-out on the Town Hall Tower

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    St. Nicholas Church seen from the tower of the Town Hall

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    View of Hradcany and Prague Castle above the Lesser Town across the Vtlava (Moldau) as seen from the look-out tower of the Town Hall

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    I can no longer find out what this house represents, but I know I was impressed by its colour back then, when most of the houses were grey.

    More photos tomorrow, ok :D
    (Now also go and check out my son's pics from Norway in Landscape and Nature, he has joined the forum, he is called Florian in real life and on here on the forum ;) ;) ;)).
     
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    tempra TPF Noob!

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    Great ones Corinna, you would be lucky to get the same views today as the square is packed with tourists - at least it was when I was there, especially when death comes out on the hour.

    And the square is now lined with outdoor restaurant areas, so they are really going for the tourist money.

    I love old photos, in 1977 I was in the scouts and we got a badge for the queens silver jubilee - it was her golden one a few years ago! time flies by eh?
     
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    The third photo is defintely one that could never be 'retaken'. How neat to see these landmarks appear practically the exact same as one might see them today.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great photos
     
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    The look of these is great. They have that look, like an old look to them the colors and everything. Not to mention the shots themselves
     
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    Great series. I like the look. Photos are never really old- they keep our memories alive.
     
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    Wow whose are groovy; also fading slides is common problem
     
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    Great shots Lafoto!!! I have to say that I love #3. The view is great.....I find it very interesting to look at.
     
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    very nice.... very creative post.
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks all for the comments on my first pics of Prague from about 30 years ago ... I had to go to bed and might get round to posting a second lot today. It is such a cool trip down memory lane for me :D.
    I want to go back to Prague, but I might not recognise much of it... when it is sooooo full of tourists now!?!?!?
     
  11. Alex_B

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    Those slides are nice ... and very nostalgic to me ;)

    Anywa,y I went to Prague on business last autumn, and took some slides too, maybe I should post them here for comparison ;)

    Regarding the colour change, there are ways to reconstruct the colour by some scanner algorithms on modern film scanning hardware. Not sure ho well it works though, as my slides never suffered that much.

    Besides the city ... I also loved the food and beer in Prague ;)

    [Edit: dug out two images ...]

    Here are two slides I am not really proud of in terms of photography, but they show what things look like today on Laforo'S slide no. 1.

    This shows a different perspective of LaFoto's slide 1:
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    This one is the building on the far right of LaFoto's slide 1:
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    Please, no comments on how bad (perspective-wise) these two are compared with the original ... I know! ;-)
     
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    wow,those are great.look at the difference in hair styles and cloths and how brightly coloured the cars are.and your pics are fantasic I think lafoto.glad you shared them.So it was 1977 and you were 17 hmm...That would make you...:wink: :D
     

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