Places

Zruc nad Sazavou – castle

Nestled in Zruc nad Sazavou, a charming town, stands the magnificent Zruc nad Sazavou Castle. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting this historical gem, armed with my camera to capture its timeless beauty.

 

Bitov Castle

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Bitov Castle, and recently, I decided to revisit this captivating destination. This time, my focus was on exploring the castle itself, immersing myself in its rich history, and capturing the essence of its architectural beauty through my lens.

Jaroslavice Castle

Recently, I embarked on a captivating journey to Jaroslavice, a quaint town nestled in South Moravia, near the enchanting Austrian border. My primary destination was the remarkable Jaroslavice Castle, a historical gem that beckoned with tales of bygone eras and architectural splendour. The purpose of my visit extended beyond merely exploring the castle; I sought to immerse myself in the serene ambiance by taking a leisurely stroll around the adjacent pond, adding a touch of tranquillity to my experience.

Old quarry Hady in winter

The old quarry located above the city of Hady is a hidden gem that offers a stunning backdrop for photography throughout the year. During winter, the quarry transforms into a winter wonderland, with the snow-covered landscape providing a perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of the natural world in all its glory.

Windmill in Kuzelov

As an avid technology enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for fascinating technical monuments to visit and learn about. One such monument that I had the pleasure of visiting recently was the Dutch windmill in Kuželov. This stunning monument, built in 1842, is a testament to the ingenuity and engineering prowess of its creators.

Pernstejn Castle

Pernstejn Castle is a beautiful castle located on a rocky hill above the village of Nedvědice, in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It is often referred to as the "marble castle" due to the use of a marble-like stone to frame its doors and windows. As one approaches the castle, the first thing that catches the eye is the illuminated gates and walls made of brick and stone. It is a sight to behold and makes for a great photo opportunity.

Central Vienna, Hofburg, Austria, street photo

During my short trip to Austria's capital, Vienna, I had the opportunity to visit the central part of the city and capture some street photographs. My initial plan was to photograph the historic buildings and monuments, but due to the heavy crowds and cars parked in every free space, I had to rethink my approach. I decided to turn my lens towards the people bustling around me, capturing their daily lives in the city.

Slavkov Castle, Austerlitz

Slavkov Castle, also known as Austerlitz Castle, is a beautiful Baroque palace located in the town of Slavkov u Brna, in the Czech Republic. The castle and the town are famous for being the site of the Battle of Austerlitz, which was fought on December 2, 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars.

Night picture of Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Brno

I do really enjoy capturing the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in Brno at night, as it offers a unique and enchanting view. To achieve the perfect shot, it requires finding the right angle and timing when there are no distractions such as cars or tram wires around. Recently, I was able to take advantage of these perfect conditions and capture a stunning picture of the cathedral at night.

Old quarry

Exploring abandoned quarries is a fascinating way to witness the power of nature to reclaim land that was once used for human purposes. In the Brno area, there are several quarries that have been left to nature. It is intriguing to observe the paths and patterns created by the movement of people and machines in the past, now softened and blurred by the overgrowth of vegetation.