Photographer's Note

Fred and Ginger

Last week I posted two photos of the Stata Center (I and II) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was designed by Frank Gehry. Many of you mentioned its similarities to “Fred and Ginger” in Prague, Czechia and even though I post chronologically, as you know, I now add a small (one-photo) break in my USA series, because, as it happens, I am in Prague at the moment and went to see Fred and Ginger yesterday, which makes a good follow-up on my Stata Center photos, even though the light was not ideal.

The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům), which is its official name, is an office building in the New Town area of Prague. It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić and Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and was completed in 1996. Gehry originally named the building Fred and Ginger, after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but apparently this name is rarely used anymore.

So, just one photo from Czechia, after this one I’ll go back to the USA. More photos from Prague will follow later, although they are in a long queue with photos from three other trips I made in the last six months!

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-02-17 12:36
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1264 kb

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