Photographer's Note

From relatively old photos to a relatively new one. This is from Olomouc in the northeastern part of the Czech Republic, or Czechia as the country's leaders have recommended it should be called.

I spent a couple of days in Olomouc last year and enjoyed the city very much. It had a very pleasant atmosphere and to my mind a perfect mix of old and new, elegant and rough buildings, marvellous baroque churches and fountains and a very good museum for modern and contemporary art, beautiful artistic graffiti and ugly ones as in this photo.

I am sure this photo won't suit the taste of most TE members, but I was fascinated by this shop (and the one next door) with a sign and display of the goods that looked so incredibly pre-1989. In my own country I have probably not seen a shop like this since the 1950's (and of course alcohol is never displayed like this, and never in a private shop, in Sweden).

I wanted to document this fascinating view of the shop advertising "cigarettes and alcoholic soft-drinks". I just waited for someone to step into the picture and soon this woman arrived with her dog.

This is the kind of picture where nothing happens, nothing is going on... but wait...I think the dog had something in mind...

To be continued in the workshop.

Here is a larger version.

Photo Information
Viewed: 2005
Points: 96
Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650)
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