I'm back from Prague since Wednesday, but i didn't even have time to log on to flickr...
We were at the dancing house a bit too late, hence the dark sky (But i made a nice blue hour panorama of the hradcany before this one - one can't have everything)
The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům) is the nickname given to the
Nationale-Nederlanden building in downtown Prague, Czech Republic at
Rašínovo nábřeží 80, 120 00 Praha 2. It was designed by Croatian-Czech
architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank
Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had
been destroyed during the Bombing of Prague in 1945). The building was
designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.
The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time. Czech president Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.
Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - the house resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous. Others have nicknamed it "Drunk House".
On the roof is a French restaurant with magnificent views of the city. The building's other tenants include several multinational firms.
Developed from RAW twice, once with -2EV and once with 0EV and then i
replaced the brightest parts of the 0EV photo with those from the
underexposed one - some of them are still to bright, but it's better.
I also had to clone out some electrical wires and lens flares (pretty bad ones, i should've used another lens, than the Sigma 12-24mm, with it's huge front glass)