Almost every capital in Europe has its own wax museum and Prague is no exception. I got the opportunity of a lifetime, to see some of my most famous celebrities under one roof in my recent trip to Prague. Well, they were all in wax form, but it was still fun to see them up close and personal. I went to the Prague Wax Museum and I had a blast seeing all of the wax figures. Most of the wax figures were spot on. And of course don’t worry, you do not have to like movies or celebrities in order to admire this museum. Although it does help to compare the real thing to their wax double, just by seeing how they recreated these people and how spot on they got it was much amazing.
The first Wax Museum in Prague was opened in the 1997, in the presence of many representatives from politics and culture. The museum quickly became very popular as a place to "see" more than 50 characters from the worlds of politics, culture and sport. Sometimes it is difficult to tell if you are standing beside the actual person or is it really just a wax figure. So you have to visit the museum personally to meet, and get up close to some famous Czechs from the past like Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha, or modern day international figures like the Dalai Lama or even Elton John, Michael Jackson, just to name a few. The life-size wax figures are crafted by leading local and overseas sculptors. Each wax figure is amazingly life-like dressed in authentic and accurately recreated costumes.
布拉格蜡像馆位于旧城广场分有 50 多个人物蜡像, 涉及到捷克和世界历史, 政治, 科学, 文化和体育等名人. 蜡像总会为人们呈现出逼真的效果, 蜡像馆中为每一尊蜡像所营造出的氛围, 都让游人有身临其境之感. 无论您喜爱音乐, 电影, 政治或体育, 均可近距离与您喜爱的巨星名人接触及拍照, 感受名人名事的珍贵时刻及体验馆内互动的乐趣!
As today is Thanksgiving, a holiday based on the concept of gratitude, i want to express my deep gratitude to those of you who have supported and encouraged my photography work in these few years. Your letters, comments on my blog and even the “likes” that affirm your appreciation for what i am doing - they all mean a great deal to me. I am genuinely thankful for my opportunity to share my thoughts and photo work with all of you. More than merely appreciating my blessings, it is important to use them in a correct way. This can only truly determine as to how thankful i am. Happy Thanksgiving Day!
With heartfelt thank you, Jennifer Teo.
My Photo Essay On Strahov Monastery in Prague 捷克布拉格斯特拉霍夫修道院图书馆 Published in MyPaper 《我报》 Dated 27 November 2013
Another happy day! One of my photo essays on my recent trip to Prague's Strahov Monastery in last month has been published in today's MyPaper 《我报》 newspapers! Just can't wait to share such good news with all of you again! This photo essay on the Strahov Monastery was one of the many places travelled at Prague and i am happy to see it in print nationwide via MyPaper 《我报》. Yipppeee! :-)
Prague Art Scene With Street Performers At Captivating Prague In Czech Republic 捷克布拉格古美浪漫之旅 (充满艺术活动的精灵 - 街头卖艺者)
Such a magical city like Prague has a lot to offer for anyone, whatever their cultural interests. This is especially true for anyone that has more than a passing interest for music: from fantastic opera halls with vibrant acoustics to modern halls hosting gigs and performances of contemporary music artists. But besides the established places there is, in Prague, another prominent venue where you can assist to interesting performances: the streets. As you walk trough some narrow alleys in the heart of the Old Town, you will often encounter musicians, mimes and other kind of artists.
Prague established itself as one of the cultural centers in Europe, being a fertile soil for all types of talents. Such a flourishing artistic environment still keeps attracting musicians and performers from all over the world. They offer nice cultural touch to favorite tourist spots and bring life to wonderful city of Prague.
与欧洲各地一样, 布拉格街头也有许多卖艺者, 他们中很多人卖艺并非因穷困到衣食无着, 而是以之为某种生活方式. 布拉格的文艺气息已经延续了几个世纪, 街头艺人的表演更是成为这座城市一道独特的风景. 捷克首都布拉格除美丽的风景, 建築, 文学与艺术外, 群聚在各景点的街头艺人, 偶尔吹起奏萨克斯风, 送上朵娇豔的玫瑰, 让旅途增添浪漫的惊喜, 街头艺人的精彩表演更是这座城市一道独特的风景, 是观光客不可错过的体验.
Authentic Trams, Vintage Cars and Horse-Drawn Carriages At Captivating Prague In Czech Republic 捷克布拉格古美浪漫之旅 (乘坐怀旧的轨电车, 老爷车和马车)
Prague has a system of tram lines since horses pulled the cars in the mid-18th century. The fast and busy world of hurry and stress as well as endless traffic many people yearn for a time of laid back, easy going travel like it was in olden times. While in Prague there can be no better way to get a flavour of how it used to be than to take a trip on the Prague's unique and delightful tram. The tram will take you on a lovely journey right through heart of Prague along old and cobbled streets one moment and into another the next. All you have to do is sit on, look around you and admire the wonderful city from the inside of the old, reliable tram of many generations past and marvel at how enjoyable a trip through Prague the Tram can give you. Climb aboard this vintage ride and delve into the days of a bygone era.
走在布拉格满是小方石铺就的大街小巷, 随意一瞥, 一辆辆电车在眼前飘过, 旋即在铁轨发出阵阵沉闷而温柔的叮咚声中, 消失在在一栋栋古董般的中世纪建筑群里. 敦厚而宽敞且有着几分中世纪遗风的老电车, 今天仍然是布拉格交通的主力, 也成为布拉格城市的独特风景.
布拉格虽然有些电车特别是红色电车外表如古董般老旧, 而内部设施已经非常现代化了, 它不仅是市民的出行交通工具, 也是游客的最爱. 据说布拉格是唯一一个整个城市全部进入世遗的历史名城, 而乘坐颇具怀旧风格的布拉格电车, 在中世纪建筑下的隧洞里穿行, 恍如隔世.
The Vrtba Garden in Prague dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. Quite difficult to find, the Vrtba Garden is hidden behind an unnoticeable gate. This Italian-style terraced Baroque garden is a quiet oasis in the center of the Prague city and is situated on the slope of Petrin Hill. It is one of the most precious and beautiful of Prague's Baroque gardens. Vrtba Garden is also listed in UNESCO as a protected monument.
It is a pretty small place but you can find there everything what you expect from precious Baroque garden - elegant staircases, decorated banisters, terraces, statues, flower beds and hedges. This place is enclosed by tall walls and blocks out the bustling city outside - it is a true place of relaxation. Whether you are looking to explore an unique Prague attraction, or in need of a quiet refuge for reading, the Vrtba Garden is definitely something that you do want to miss out when visiting this city.
The fact that the garden lies on a slope makes it attractive for yet another reason - from the Vrtba Garden there are magnificent views of Prague Castle and the Little Quarter including view of the St Nicholas Church. The Vrtba Garden offer charms which are definitely worth checking out.
维巴庭园 (Vrtba Garden) 是贝特琳山 (Petrin Hill) 丘下充满高雅迷人气氛的美丽庭园, 且夏天也为举办音乐会的名地. 处于城堡坡上和小城区内的巴洛克式的维巴庭园是很好的休息放, 是个松闲的好地方. 如过您有一颗浪漫的心灵, 请您一定光顾维巴庭园. 在维巴庭园, 其特点是夏天开满全园的粉红色花朵, 最使您视觉以及心灵感到快慰是维巴庭园, 美丽的维巴庭园展现着典雅的建筑, 园林艺术, 其景令人叹为观止. 布来格维巴庭园使您蕴含着浪漫的心灵满足.
My Photo Essay On Sanxia Old Street At Taiwan 台湾三峽老街 Published in MyPaper《我报》Newspapers Dated 6 November 2013
A happy day! One of my photo essays on my trip to Taiwan 台湾 in December last year end has been published in today's MyPaper 《我报》 newspapers! My photo shoot at the Sanxia Old Street 台湾三峽老街 is being featured, can't wait to share such good news with all of you! This photo essay on Sanxia Old Street was one of the few old streets travelled at Taiwan and i am delighted to see it in print in MyPaper 《我报》. Yipppeee! :-)
Library is a place of silence and concentration. It is almost a sacred place for those, who not only love books, but also draw as much as possible for them. The incredible aura surrounding libraries comes from the silence and concentration that simply is there. But communing with culture in form of hundreds of books of classic writers, contemporary authors and all whose effort was changed from a thought to written word is for some people a very important experience.
Not far from Prague Castle lies the Strahov Monastery, founded in the 12th century. The beautiful Strahov Monastery, which sits on a hill overlooking the city of Prague, was one of my favorite stops when i visited Prague. The Strahov Monastery has stood below the Petrin Hill in the vicinity of Prague Castle for more than 850 years. The monastery's main attraction for visitors today, though, is the Library - one of the most beautiful an extensive in the country. The collection was established at the time of the foundation over 800 years and the two halls on view to the public now house some 130,000 volumes, while a further 700,000 volumes are in storage. They are breathtaking in their beauty.
世界上的图书馆很多, 我们可能没办法每个都去看, 很多时候都是寄目光于别人的照片, 从别人的照片中, 文字中, 感受那不一样的文化, 今天给大家的介绍的就是比较知名的修道院图书馆, 虽然叫修道院, 却是图书馆. 来布拉格之前我就决定一定要去史塔赫夫修道院看看, 所以一参观完布拉格城堡, 我直奔修道院而去. 这个修道院不能说不有名, 但因为偏离景点集中区, 去的人其实并不多. 而我之所以那么执着, 只是因为以前在一本讲巴洛克建筑的画册上惊鸿一瞥地见过这个修道院图书馆的照片. 那个绘满壁画的穹顶, 好象是梦中的产物, 深深印在了我的记忆里. 在布拉格的小区有一个很漂亮的修道院, 里面有漂亮的图书馆, 虽然不会很大, 但真的满值得来一趟的, 你可以逛完城堡之后, 再往上走十分钟就可以到达. 在布拉格参观了这个令人惊叹不已的图书馆, 史塔赫夫修道院像藏在云端里面一样, 里面的图书馆更是金璧辉煌, 令人赞叹, 若是不是亲自到了那里. 真是很难想像有那么美到让人说不出话来的图书馆.
今天修道院的图书馆仍然是世界最重要的修道院图书馆之一. 对于一些人来说他们不过是有着崇高历史的古老城堡和摇摇欲坠的塔, 或者是些被遗弃的工厂, 遗失的城市. 但是, 对于那些谁喜欢读书的人来说, 一个宏伟的美丽的图书馆 是一个有着无限的乐趣的地方.
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