When you find yourself up at 04:00, you are in that magic hour where you could be up early or late. I was up early in Prague recently when I could not sleep due to jet lag. So, instead of getting into that vicious cycle of self-loathing when you try unsuccessfully to get back to sleep for a few hours, I got up, showered, dressed and headed out with my camera.
Prague is a beautiful city that has many places to explore but if you refer to a guide book, you will find that the must-sees include: Charles Bridge; Astronomical Clock; Old Town Square; St. Vidus Cathedral and Prague Castle. Since I was on business and the only time I had to see the sights was dinner time, I took advantage of being up early and headed out exploring.
I watched the sun rise from Charles Bridge and climbed up to Prague Castle where I could see the entire city come to life on a Thursday morning. As, I made my way back to my hotel for breakfast, I came across the guy above who was obviously up late. What intrigued me to take the picture was that he was sitting opposite a sculpture of a guitarist. The “man in black” was enjoying a cigarette while wearing cowboy boots, cowboy hat and sitting next to a battered guitar case.
Is he with a band? A one-man show? Did he play at a club last night? The answer to these questions will remain unanswered but as I saw the rays of sunlight coming down from the heavens as this battered old Czech Cowboy greeted the light on the old cobbled steps leading to the Castle from the city, I could not help taking his picture.