Prague Wedding

April 23, 2017

One of our favorite images we captured while in Prague, Czech Republic.  This beautiful couple in front of the Astronomical Clock. We were fortunate to be able to manage this shot because the crowds are so intense at this tourist spot, but all the tourists this day were super friendly and stood aside to allow this couple an opportunity to get their epic portrait.

 

The Astronomical Clock is a world famous landmark and one of the cornerstone locations in the downtown area of Prague.  The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating.

 

The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself has three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months. According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy; a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod its head in confirmation. According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born on New Year's night.

 

 

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