This photo, titled “Velvet Moment,” was taken by photographer Tom Dunn around 5 a.m. on the Charles Bridge in Prague. Dunn went to the bridge every morning to capture people going to work and lovers returning from the clubs.

Tom Dunn Debuts Photography Exhibition on Prague During Saint Paul Art Crawl

Photographer witnessed precursors to the spilt of Czechoslovakia 20 years ago; reflects on return visit

Saint Paul, Minn. – Tom Dunn will debut his most recent collection, “Prague” in Studio 204 of the JAX Building during the  Saint Paul Art Crawl, running Oct. 12-14. The JAX Building is located at 253 4th Street East in the Lowertown district of downtown Saint Paul.

Photographs include black and white street scenes, landscapes and the daily life of Prague. Dunn’s first visit to Prague was 20 years ago, when he unknowingly walked into political controversy as Czechoslovakia wrestled with the demise of the state.

“In 1992 there were border checkpoints, armed guards and young people standing on makeshift platforms speaking to small crowds. While the barricades and unrest are certainly gone, the haunting beauty of the city remains.”

“Every morning I would go to the Charles Bridge before sunrise to photograph people going to work and lovers returning home from the clubs… and was awestruck by how romantic and timeless Prague still is today,” said Dunn.

Framed photographs and prints will be available for sale, along with stationary cards and mini-prints. Original fine art photographs make a timeless, romantic gift for a wedding couple or to hang in your home.

Studios participating in the Saint Paul Art Crawl are open Sat., Oct. 13 (today) 12:00-8:00 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 14 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Visit Tom Dunn’s blog for more information about his Prague collection or to order prints.

Andre, romance vacation specialist at Time Travels, Inc. offered her perspective on the city.

“History & romance come together in Prague. When you stroll the cobblestone streets past Prague’s numerous churches, monuments & the castle perched on high you will be lost in it. Don’t forget to go to Old Town square and join the crowd that waits every hour on the hour for the trap door to open on the 15th century Astronomical clock. Witness the procession of Christ & the 12 apostles while the specter of death chimes the bell; an event people have enjoyed for over 500 years.”

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