one man against the world by graemestevens

one man against the world

We're still in Prague - it's a genuinely beautiful city but the sheer volume of people is mind-blowing. No nobody told me that ALL of the people would be there. Every single one of them.

Thank you all so much for your comments on yesterdays image - it's always appreciated and you're all quite wonderful.

I already have so many images from this trip and so little time to process that it should keep me busy and you bored for quite some time.
Great shot! I loved Prague especially at night!
July 19th, 2019  
Love the gritty processing! Fav
July 19th, 2019  
Great shot, They were all looking at you!
July 19th, 2019  
Certainly like what you've done with this
July 19th, 2019  
Well done, Graeme! Are most of them tourists for the summer? fav
July 19th, 2019  
Not only that they are all there, they all looking very strange too.
July 19th, 2019  
what a marvellous street shot!
July 19th, 2019  
Were you singing a song Graeme and they were all watching you? Wonderful capture!!
July 19th, 2019  
What a great shot .. just scanning the crowd .. got friends in Prague at the moment .. Why is the man in the foreground looking at you with that look.. have you got your gas mask on..
July 19th, 2019  
I feel like that every time I go back to Europe. Just so crowded!
July 19th, 2019  
I’d love to know what you were doing to get them all looking at you like that
July 19th, 2019  
@kjarn @yorkshirekiwi @julzmaioro @pamknowler @koalagardens @yaorenliu @gardenfolk @joannakate @jacqbb @jacqbb @lyndamcg @harbie

Thanks all. It is a truly beautiful although full to overflowing at this time of the year...and I ended up a bit paranoid after taking this, what with all that staring and such like...
July 19th, 2019  
The detail here is amazing..you can almost count everyone’s wrinkles one by one! Everyone from NZ finds places crowded that’s my opinion anyway....you have so much space...my family think it’s so busy everywhere when they travel!
July 19th, 2019  
Great street shot! Prague is a beautiful city. I love the Clock in the square and the walking bridges.
July 19th, 2019  
Never bored!
July 20th, 2019  
Going there in December. Hopefully all of the people will have gone home by that time...
July 20th, 2019  
Awesome detail and b and w processing. I don’t think I want to go there though
July 20th, 2019  
@jgpittenger @rexcomu @dhg @redy4et @happypat
Thanks all - it really is a fantastic city to visit, we're just smack in the middle of peak season!
July 20th, 2019  
if you had your mask on maybe they wouldn't have stared so much ;)
July 20th, 2019  
@annied if, when, maybe, what if...meh ;)
July 20th, 2019  
Great street shot. Love your processing.
July 20th, 2019  
@haskar Thank you very much :)
July 20th, 2019  
I know exactly what you mean about OP, especially in places like this. How dare they??? So inconsiderate, and so there in hordes. I do like my open spaces.
July 20th, 2019  
@golftragic I prefer some space in which to manoeuvre ;)
July 20th, 2019  
Great processing. Unfortunately we are getting used to hyper tourism as they call it. Venice is a fantastic city but only between november and february, bceauseof the crowds destroying all the charme. But...we are part of those crowds so no reason to complain. Something should be done, though, like limiting the number of people allowed on any given day.Of course, on the other side is the interest of the people living on tourism. Praga years ago was very poor and now is becoming rich. Another problem is that the inhabitants are leaving to rent their homes to tourists, B&B, Airbnb etc. And the cities become like Disneyland Sorry for the long blabla but it's a subject very dear to me.
July 20th, 2019  
Looks alive though! Fav
July 20th, 2019  
So much going on in this image. Love it :) fav
July 20th, 2019  
Lovely processing. Such a beautiful and historic city! Also, an interesting discussion of the tourism in Europe.
July 20th, 2019  
Great shot
July 20th, 2019  
@bkbinthecity Thanks very much :)
@rosiekerr Thank you kindly :)
@rjb71 Thanks very much :)
@caddick Thank you very much :)
@caterina I agree on all points...and yet here I am, contributing to it ;)
July 20th, 2019  
@graemestevens Absolutely right!
July 21st, 2019  
@caterina I was very interested in your comment Caterina. The same thing is happening here in some places, albeit on a much smaller scale than poor Venice which is sinking under the pressure. I always wanted to see the city, but definitely off my bucket list now, I absolutely loathe crowds. Some places on the coast not too far from where I live are groaning under the weight of tourists, buses full of them, plus cars full, mostly from Asia. We've had a number of very serious road accidents,including some fatalities, caused by said tourists driving on the 'wrong' side of the roads (we drive on the left) and not being able to read the various road-signs re stopping, giving way at intersections etc. And far too many ignore all the signs (English and Cantonese) re dangerous cliffs which may crumble (gotta have that selfie), beaches with lethal rips etc, etc. Two lifesavers were drowned rescuing a tourist (who survived) who'd gone into a well-marked very dangerous stretch of surf.
July 21st, 2019  
@golftragic @caterina
It happens in New Zealand as well, also with fatalities on the roads and people dying on our mountains through sheer stupidity and just not taking the risks seriously. Some tourists have been rescued off of our mountains after becoming undone and they are only wearing sandals and shorts...but I think that what irritates me the most in a lot of "high density" tourist areas is the basic loss of human decency and basic manners that 90% of these people seem to suffer, so while I'm contributing to the crowd I'm at least being polite and well mannered about it.
July 21st, 2019  
@graemestevens Well said mate. What's needed is a bit more R-E-S-P-E-C-T from everyone, goes a hellava long way to making life better all round. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAI_Nv3qWto
July 21st, 2019  
They don't look happy tourists do they? Shame about the crowds everywhere these days though.
July 21st, 2019  
@kiwinanna It is a shame about the crowds, to which I am contributing (but with dignity)
July 21st, 2019  
Fantastically detailed shot right down to each cobblestone
July 21st, 2019  
@fbailey Thanks very much - this is one of my favourites :)
July 21st, 2019  
Why are they staring at you?
Are you all dressed up and scary?? Lol
Love it!
July 23rd, 2019  
@radiogirl You can never tell with me ;)
July 23rd, 2019  
I like how this processing brings out all the details. Would love to visit Prague if all the people weren't there. I can't handle crowds. At all.
July 23rd, 2019  
@juliedduncan I struggle as well but I still highly recommend it :)
July 23rd, 2019  
Congrats to you on the TT, Graeme! :)
July 26th, 2019  
So glad to see this on TT, well deserved!
July 26th, 2019  
woohoo well done on the TT!
July 26th, 2019  
July 26th, 2019  
Wow! just so stellar! FAV!
July 28th, 2019  
@joysabin Thank you very much :)
July 29th, 2019  
CONGRATULATIONS on this being in the Top Twenty! Very deserving and great editing!
July 29th, 2019  
@skipt07 Thank you very much :)
July 30th, 2019  
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