Sunday, February 16, 2014

CGAA Study Visit Prague 2014 - In Pictures



On February 10th, 2014, the staff and students of CG Arts & Animation went to Prague on a Study Visit for five intense days of sight-seeing and cultural immersion.  A stimulating time was had by all and what follows is but a small selection of my snapshots from our recent adventures in the Czech Republic.


Students gather outside the Prague Square Hostel


Jackie & Chris + a very old door

Keeping it traditional in a Prague pub (the first of many!)

George falls asleep No 1

Dhuran enjoys a Kozel - Czech dark beer

The Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square



Prague's tramlines at night


The Vltava River at night, with flocking birds


View of Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge


The Charles Bridge

Anita & Alice on the Charles Bridge, taking in the sights.


Jojo, Stitch, Nat, Sasha & Chrissie

George (awake!) & Anita

Chrissie, Nat, Le, Nadia, Ernesta, Frizzia, Alice, Emma, Sasha, Anita, Jojo, & Kym

Mike, George N, Stitch, Dhuran, Alex & George H 



Awaiting the 'Jazz Boat'



Sight-seeing from the top-deck of the 'Jazz Boat'

Ayunie archiving our journey

Chris enjoys a beer on the 'Jazz Boat'

A view from the city steps

The steps! (and there were many)


A view from the top of the city

One of the 'giants' from the Gate Of Giants, Castle Square

St Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle










The Loreta Church 'Cherubs of Gloom' 1

The Loreta Church 'Cherubs of Gloom 2'

The Loreta Church 'Cherubs of Gloom 3'

The Loreta Church 'Cherubs of Gloom 4'

The Loreta Church interior

The Loreta Church interior 2

Strahov Monastery Library

Strahov Monastery Library


Strahov Monastery - A whale's penis?! (Yes, really!)

@ the Karel Zeman Museum - a figurine from Zeman's Inspirace (1949)

Karel Zeman - Inspirace (1949)


Megan pilots the Zeman flying machine

Ayunie pilots the flying machine


The Old Jewish Cemetery




George falls asleep No 2

The Municipal House 

Group dinner at the Pilsen Restaurant under the Municipal House

Live entertainment!

Emma & Le

Josh & Livi

Nadia & Kym

Alex

Mike

Frizzia & Alice

The American Bar at the Municipal House

Some Deco loveliness at the Municipal House

More Deco loveliness in the American Bar


@ The National Gallery's collection of medieval art, the Convent of St Agnes

@ The National Gallery's collection of medieval art, the Convent of St Agnes

@ The National Gallery's collection of medieval art, the Convent of St Agnes

@ The National Gallery's collection of medieval art, the Convent of St Agnes

@ The National Gallery's collection of medieval art, the Convent of St Agnes

David 'Stitch' Vandepeer appears to me in saintly form @ The National Gallery's collection of medieval art, the Convent of St Agnes

Prague State Opera House (not my photo)

I was lucky enough to be sitting in one of these boxes for the performance of Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet @ Prague State Opera House (not my photo).

Romeo & Juliet production stills

Romeo & Juliet production stills

Morning @ the Municipal Hall for coffee

The Municipal Hall Cafe

Jackie & I (post-cappuccino & strudel)




Jackie dwarfed by Alfons Mucha's The Slav Epic paintings @ the National Gallery


Chris Hunt in contemplative mood...




Gustav Klimt's The Virgin (1913) @ The National Gallery


Egon Schiele's Pregnant Woman and Death (1911) @ The National Gallery (detail)

Joan Miro's Peinture Composition (1933)  @ the National Gallery (detail)

George falls asleep No 3

6 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures Phil!
    Ah, Prague....how I miss you ....

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  2. These are brilliant, so atmospheric - just like Prague :)

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  3. Amazing pictures Phi! (: Miss Prague already

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  4. These are great =) It's a shame that George missed the whole trip by being asleep the entire time

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    1. We have more pictures of George asleep... there's a bunch of occasions missing from this collection :P

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