For the love of details

A few weeks ago we visited my mom, who lives in Příbram, which is a town in Central Bohemia. I took my camera with me for the occasion of “what if… we went for a walk”. We did and I took a few miscellaneous details that I want to share with you.

No. 1: Watch out for children
There are standard traffic signs we all are used to and need to know when driving but passing by the signs along the same routes repeatedly makes them often sort of invisible to our eyes. I loved this colourful sign drawing attention to its message.


No. 2: Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo is not a common car here so I was surprised to see it parked by a block of flats.


No. 3: Statue

The statue felt impressive from that perspective high above us. It depicts Antonín Dvořák, quite a famous Czech composer.


No. 4: High school environment
The building of the school is repaired beautifully and there is a small park in front of the school. Lovely environment for those studying there.


No. 5: Benches and a litter bin
Who would want to shoot a litter bin, right?? Well, I did, for the lines and colours… This is a detail from the park I’ve mentioned above.


No. 6: Shapes and colours
Another detail of a building inspired by lines and colour combinations.


I know, nothing extraordinary. But often things that seem ordinary hide a message, a feeling or even a revelation of something we hadn’t been aware of. That’s why I like looking for those details. They tell me their stories…



  1. There is nothing ordinary about these scenes. It gives me a perfect glimpse into life in your country. We seem to notice a lot of the same things. Colors and textures, for sure. Good job, Petra!

  2. I like your "nothing extraordinary" shots – especially those purple pots in the window! I haven't seen a Alfa Romeo for ages, I'm not even sure there are any here. How come that there is a statue of Dvorak? He wasn't born there, but is there some special connection? Like so many others, I love his Symphony No. 9, but I have to admit that I am not too familiar with his music.

    1. Carola, thank you. The purple pots were definitely an icing on the cake, they add so much to the image! As for the Alfa Romeo, my husband advised me to check the colours on Internet to have the processing of the photo all right, which I did, and I found out that the make has slightly changed, the letters are white now and the background in the middle is grey. Quite interesting.

      There is a connection between Příbram and A. Dvořák. Dvořák’s brother-in-law had a mansion in “Vysoká u Příbrami” which is a village situated near the town of Příbram and Dvořák visited the place often and later bought part of the estate and lived there. Nowadays there is Dvořák’s Memorial, a museum open to the public all year. You can find more details at I also love his Symphony No. 9 and know some of his other pieces but I have heard just a few. I’d love to see a performance of his “Rusalka”, it’s quite a popular opera.

  3. Such an eye you have, my friend. The subjects of the photos may seem to be nothing extraordinary, but you have created extraordinary images of them. The lines and angles that you have seen and captured add great interest to the photos. I especially liked the high school picture and one of the trash bin and benches, but there is much to see in each of them.

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