Every city needs an "Honest Guide" YouTube channel, which helps visitors from getting ripped off by hustlers, con artists, and shady businesses. But for now Honest Guide exposes rip-offs in Prague only. In this episode your host shows how currency exchange offices rip off tourists and refuse to obey the law that says they have to refund a customer's money if they come back within three hours. Read the rest
A long-chewed-on mystery about Michael Cohen's activities in the Trump-Russia conspiracy may now be resolved, thanks to data leaked by Cohen's cellphone. Operational security will get you every time, dumb criminals. Read the rest
Jeffrey Martin (previously) writes, "I shot this gigapixel image last year in mid November. It's made of 8000 photos, shot with a fullframe SLR and a 600mm lens. It was shot from the
top of Prague's 'Orloj', the clock tower on Old Town Square, built in 1410.
The tower had a scaffolding all over it at the time, going all the way up
past the top of the roof: a perfect platform for a high resolution 360º
photo, if only I could get up there! I actually didn't even consider
trying, as the answer to such questions is usually 'no'. My colleague, a
rather more enterprising Marketing guy, was able to smooth talk them into
saying 'yes'. Wow!
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David Cerny (previously) created this wonderful kinetic sculpture of Prague's own Franz Kafka. Read the rest
Jeffrey Martin sez, "I've spentthe summer getting up to speed with quadcopters, floating above the rooftops in the early, early morning in one of Europe's most beautiful cities: here is the result." Read the rest
Jeffrey from 360 Cities sez, "My latest 'gigantic panorama' is of my adopted home city, Prague.
(previously: 1 2) This time I'm trying something new: download, share, remix this one yourself! It is Creative Commons, attribution, noncommercial sharealike licensed. Here is the torrent link. It's 3.9GB of JPEG tiles plus an HTML5 and Flash viewer. This image was shot in May 2013, and the total size of the image is 260,000 x 130,000 pixels. That would be 44 meters long if you printed it at 150DPI!"
Prague 34 Gigapixel Panorama Photo
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