Did you ever try to take a night shot without a tripod? First thing you try is to put the camera on something stable to keep it steady. In this case, unfortunately there was nothing stable around. So best thing I could do is to put the cam on the ground and keep it steady with my hand. Obviously that took me a lot of shots to be somewhat pleased with the result. Luckily things changed now that I have my tripod.
On the photo you see the main building of the University of Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Wrocławski). Established in 1702 the University of Wroclaw is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Central Europe.
Sometimes I wonder how it would be to live in one of those houses close to the lake. I mean I am happy with our place, we just have to walk 5 minutes and we’re on the lake as well. But waking up in the morning and seeing the water? Must be awesome.
You have one night in Venice to spend, a camera with you but no tripod. So what do you do? Well, I chose to take a lot of photos from bridge railings or the ground like here. Not only does that give me opportunity to take HDR shots at night, it also gives me this perfect vantage point. And Venice is just great for that as the water is so calm in the night that it gives you perfect reflections.
When you hear Verona you might think of Romeo and Juliet. Or the arena comes to your mind. Well, of the Verona Arena I can serve you with a photo. Luckily we went early in the morning to Verona because when we left the Arena, the queue for tickets seemed endless. The arena itself is quite impressive. Not as much as the Colosseum in Rome, but still. Especially when you consider that it still is used for theaters.
So far that has been the most interesting modern Library building I’ve seen. I was passing it every morning for two weeks on the way to my language course and I was always wondering what the 3 little “turbines” on each side are for. One day I went in to check it out, and can you believe it? They are three “single reading rooms”, where you can take your books, close the door behind you and have calm space to read. How cool was that idea of the architect?