To be in Prague for one day only is awful. To have a very tight schedule is even more awful. To have little light and now and then rain in the late afternoon is a pity too. I could still cry about it. On the other hand the golden city is not far away from Vienna – just around 330 km. It would be a nice weekend trip. But it is as it is, I was almost every time passing through on my way to Dresden, Berlin or Usedom. The nearest things and cities are often more far away as the moon.
Last time I was with colleagues in Prague. We were more or less visiting colleagues. Which means, jogging to the sightseeing hotspots and sitting down to catch our breath in a famous beer hall took the most of our time.
During the fast jogging sightseeing over a long distance, I shot pictures like a rifle woman right out of the hip. I should call it a lomography series. I was at least able to photograph some clocks, which is a hobby of mine.
Of course I photographed the incredible astronomical clock, which is over 600 years old. But I did it before a crowd began to fill the place. We actually stood there like asparagus in a preserving glass and waited for the “show” with maybe thousands of other curious onlooker. Maybe I was the only one, who didn’t took one single photo during the show. Everybody watched the clock, I watched the people. What I saw, made me reconsider my wish to take any photos at all. Very few people moved through the mass of calm waiting tourists. They acted like thievish worms in a rotten corpse munching down the best available pieces left and right. When the show was over and the tourists began to go away, the place was covered with bits and pieces of leftovers from their organized thievery. I’m not sorry, that I didn’t took photos.