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Hydro-electric power station, Prague

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 25 April 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

What a glorious city Prague is!....even it's power stations are beautiful.

Designed by architect Alois Dlabač in 1913-14 this is an art nouveau style hydro-electric power station built on Štvanice Island in the river Vltava in city centre Prague.

The original machinery producing 400KW was in operation until 1970 but it's now been uprated with modern turbines to produce 5.7MW.

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fabulous! I love your style.

25 Apr 2013 6:49am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

25 Apr 2013 7:05am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thanks Shaahin!

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

excellent work

25 Apr 2013 7:20am

@Adrian: Thanks Adrian!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

I love this picture. Have a nice day.

25 Apr 2013 7:24am

@Aubélia: Thanks Aubélia!

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Extra this b&w !

25 Apr 2013 10:34am

@Eric C.: Thanks Eric!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The light concentrated on the building: beautiful.
It seems you felt in love with that city.

25 Apr 2013 10:45am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard. Yes, it's a really beautiful city. Before dawn every day that we were in Prague I walked the 1 mile upstream along the river from my hotel into the city centre and so I passed this lovely power station each morning but the whole city is full of wonderful buildings from the medieval period onward through baroque to art nouveau.

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love the illumination! Great shot!

25 Apr 2013 12:47pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice long exposure shot!
so beautiful lights & reflections!

25 Apr 2013 3:53pm

Eruaistaniel from Rivendell, United States

You have an amazing gallery, I'm glad I stopped by. Superb work!

25 Apr 2013 4:18pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fabulous composition! superb light too - the power station looks as though a spotlight was illuminating it here!

26 Apr 2013 1:53am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Les contrastes et la luminosité sont purement sublimes ! que c'est beau ! Bonne fin de semaine Ian

26 Apr 2013 5:10am

Wolfgang from Germany

Wonderful reflections and light!

26 Apr 2013 6:33am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Nice reflections and nice light

26 Apr 2013 9:23am

Hans ter Horst from Dippach, Luxembourg

Fabulous work Ian! Love the sparkling of the lights in the buildings

27 Apr 2013 7:50am

Nikolay Mirchev from London, United Kingdom

This is some serious photography displayed in your website!!! I really enjoy, in particular, your composition style.

27 Apr 2013 5:36pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Your classic tone and exquisite play of light make this such a special appeal! Another masterful work Ian!

28 Apr 2013 5:13am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

So this is how you make a humdrum pumping station look like the Eiffel Tower.... Beautiful work, as usual.

5 May 2013 10:13pm

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique !!!

6 May 2013 11:28am

Ahmad from Tehran, Iran


7 May 2013 8:57am

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