Monday, October 25, 2010

Prague Peculiarities: Taking a Smoke

Taking a smoke.
Hi Everyone,
Jiri and I were out in Prague yesterday (near Vaclavske namesti), and saw this funny situation.  In the picture above, there's a guy sitting on a sign and taking a cigarette break (on the second floor of the building), balancing with one foot on the building's ledge, while his buddy (standing on a scaffold) is doing some flashing work on a window.  I just couldn't pass up this photo op.   Really, the guy smoking reminded me of a classic book, The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek.

Have a great day!

God bless,
Sher :0) 

PS  The photo quality isn't very good as it was taken with my cell phone--the only camera I had along that day.

Photo credit:  S. Vacik


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7 comments:

chaplain.cz said...

Hi Sher

Well done for capturing this character sitting on the protruding sign, having a cigarette. Sights like this always make me wonder about the lack of health & safety laws in the Czech Republic, or more likely, the lack of their enforcement!

However, only having your mobile phone to take the picture - Sybille always tells me that you're not a proper blogger if you don't always have your camera with you to record something unexpected just like this!

Sher said...

@chaplain.cz: It was a moment that was too hard to pass up! I was thankful to at least have my cell phone camera!

Jiri and I were like you and wondering about the safety of that situation. This would rarely be seen in a big city back in the US!

Health and safety laws are very different here...as you said, it seems there's more a lack of such laws. It's a wonder more guys like this aren't injured every day...and a miracle passersby aren't injured from situations like this.

Yes...Sybille's right! Although that day I didn't have enough room for my camera...but next time, I'll have to make room!

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

Internation Musing said...

Looks like in Turkey..))

Duni said...

Ha! That's funny. But what caught my eye was the sign he was sitting on...didn't realize you had DM in Prague too :)

Sher said...

@Internationmusing: This type of scene seems to be typical for this part of Europe and east! :0)

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

Sher said...

@Duni: Yes, we have DM here, and it's one of my favorite places to find wheat-free food! However, there is one cereal I found in Dresden that we can't seem to find here. It was a wheat-free version of cornflakes + dried strawberries. I don't remember the name of this cereal, but the DM there had it...and it was love at first taste! :0)

Have a great day,
Sher :0)

lubos said...

Love the photo! Def. very Czech (and Slovak)