Astronomical Clock, Prague

Astronomical Clock, Prague

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I love this clock. It's the Prague Astronomical Clock, it's been there more than 400 years before Melbourne (where I lived) was even founded, it's huge and it looks fantastic. I decided on a dawn shot to get the sun on the wall so, as usual, it was another early morning for me. I got lucky with the weather, unusual for me. Through the day there are dozens if not hundreds of tourists standing in front of and all around the clock so a shot like this would be impossible, but at this time of the day, when sane people are still in bed, I had a chance of a clear shot. Except there were two young backpackers sitting right in front at the base of the clock, looking at a map. It felt rude to ask them to move just for me so I walked around a bit, hoping they'd get up and leave on their own. They didn't and the sun wasn't going to wait so I approached them, told them what I was trying to do, and asked if they could just scoot out of the way for a bit so I could take a quick shot. They couldn't have been nicer about it and this was the result. Then a lady with a camera who was hovering nearby came up and thanked me because she was also waiting for them to leave and take her own shot. It's a popular clock. 

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