Photo 1: If you would like to experience some of my discoveries for yourself, here is a list of my favourite finds, as signified by the human light symbol I discovered on my first day in Prague.
Photo 2: Praha Hlavni Nadrazi railway station, Old Building, Wilsonova 8, 120 00 Prague. Layers of light that look like a theatre set and tell very different narratives in the same space. A great image that tells a lot about Prague and how it deals with its past and present.
Photo 3: Prague Masaryk railway station, Hybernská 13, 11000 Prague. Layers of light that tell clear stories in close proximity. People wait in the warmly lit seats, while those under white light remains empty. Tension develops when unwanted activities also take shelter in the light.
Photo 4: Park between Mikulasska and Straromestske nam, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město. An absence of light creates a hidden place in the centre of Prague where unwanted activities flourish, just metres from the crowded main square.
Photo 5: Trznice Arcade, Rytírská 12 110 00 Praha-Staré Město. Shows the main elements of Prague lighting in three layers together in the condensed space of an arcade.
Photo 6: Corner of Na příkopě and Václavské nám 110 00 Prague. Here is a very clear transition, almost a line of demarcation between the soft, romantic lighting of the tourist hotspots to a whiter street lighting with more colourful commercial lighting.
Photo 7: Graffiti light boxes. Entrance to the underground walkway, in front of Starbucks, Václavské nám 813/57, 110 00 Prague. Graffiti artists have tagged the station lighting creating graffiti light boxes.
Photo 8: Everywhere. Re-purposing, trying to fit new technology into the original, elegant light fixtures. For a nice example take a look at the Lucerna and Novak arcades Vodičkova 36, 11000 Prague.