Prague & Vienna

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Earlier this summer, I travelled with my husband to Prague, Czech Republic, and Vienna, Austria. The trip was partly for work, but we did get to take a little time to be tourists. We had been to Prague before–it’s our favorite European city–and we loved to return. The people are welcoming, the food is wonderful, and architecture stops me every ten steps! It is also quite inexpensive, especially compared with New York, London, or Vienna.
First, I photographed for the Prague Quadrennial, a massive international design event for performing arts. You can see some of those photos here: http://pq15.usitt.org/around-the-pq-hungarian-exhibit-donor-for-promotheus/
Prague Quadrennial (C) Maundy Mitchell
Kids With Umbrellas in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
In addition, I did two portrait sessions. You can see selections from the first one here http://maundymitchell.com/fereshteh-a-portrait-session-in-prague/
Portrait Session in Prague (C) Maundy MitchellYou can see selections from the second portrait session here http://maundymitchell.com/afsoon-a-portrait-session-in-prague/
Portrait Near Charles Bridge (C) Maundy Mitchell
Old Town Square Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Old Town Square (C) Maundy Mitchell
Statue in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Buildings in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Pigeons are everywhere, but I happen to like them!
Pigeons in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Wenceslas Square (C) Maundy Mitchell
Grand Hotel Europa (C) Maundy Mitchell
Violinist in Wenceslas Square (C) Maundy Mitchell
Buildings in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Taxi in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Street Performer in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Building & Pink Bicycle in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Hotel in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Church in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Dogs go everywhere in Prague. They walk, they wait in coffee shops, and they watch their owners try on shoes.
Dogs in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Street with Grafitti  in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Musician and Horses in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Charles Bridge (C) Maundy Mitchell
Charles Bridge and River Vltava (C) Maundy Mitchell
Old Town Square (C) Maundy Mitchell
Clock and Street Performer in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Building in Old Town Square (C) Maundy Mitchell
Street & Old Car in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Streets in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Art is everywhere in Prague. We watched the sculpture below for ages–each section of it rotates back and forth, in a seemingly random fashion, until the whole head lines up again in different directions. It’s brilliant!
Sculpture in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
Marionnettes (C) Maundy Mitchell
Prague architecture and street (C) Maundy Mitchell
Art Deco Building (C) Maundy Mitchell
Prague Streets (C) Maundy Mitchell
We discovered a mobile app that allows people to get a taxi without speaking Czech, and without even knowing where they are. We knew where we were here–this is the National Theatre, one of our favorite places.
Taxi and National Theatre in Prague (C) Maundy Mitchell
We said goodbye for now to Prague and took a train to Vienna, which took about four hours.
Park in Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
Cafe in Vienna Austria (C) Maundy Mitchell
Man Holding Dog to Drinking Fountain (C) Maundy Mitchell
Vienna Architecture (C) Maundy Mitchell
Archway in Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
This is the Staddtempel, the only synagogue to survive Nazi bombings in WWII. Ninety-three others were destroyed.
Stadttempel (C) Maundy Mitchell
Vienna Architecture (C) Maundy Mitchell
Train Station (C) Maundy Mitchell
We had such a short time in Vienna, we decided to take an afternoon tour with a horse-and-buggy driver. Our guide was Peter, who also let me make his portrait.
Horse Driver (C) Maundy Mitchell
Horse-and-Buggy Driver (C) Maundy Mitchell
Horse-and-Buggy Tour of Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
Reflections in Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
Street in Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
Tour of Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
Buildings in Vienna (C) Maundy Mitchell
The building in the center is where the President lives.
Vienna Street, President's Residence and Statue (C) Maundy Mitchell
Pigeon Flying From Statue (C) Maundy Mitchell