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Prague: A view from the balcony of FAMU by T. Emrich

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Taken by
T. Emrich T. Emrich
Explore score
2.01 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 02, 2008
Date taken
Sep 01, 2008

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This was a fully automatic shoot with the GigaPanBot from the balcony at FAMU (University of Film and Photography), Prague during the panotools meeting.
On the right hand side: Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) where the Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The Czech Crown Jewels are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records the biggest ancient castle [1]) at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide.
St. Vitus's Cathedral which is the largest and the most important church in Prague. Apart from divine services the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in it. The remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops are interred here.
The Charles Bridge is only partially visible, but you can have a better view on the Charles Bridge here: gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=7648
In the middle on top of the Petrin Hill you can see the Lookout Tower - Prague's Eiffel Tower. 299 stairs to climb in order to get on top of the 60 meters high tower on Petrin Hill. There is a cable-railway leading on top of the hill if you don't want to climb the hill.
On the left hand side the Most Legii Bridge, from there you can have a beautiful view on the Caste and the Charles Bridge.

6 rows of each 66 images @ focal length of 600mm with Zuiko lens (70-300) and Olympus E-520 at ISO 200, F8, 1/640

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