07 Dec 17 Depending on your educational experience you may or may not identify with today's submission. Obviously I do or I wouldn't be writing this. Back in my youth in Junior High (7th - 9th grades) the boys took mechanical drawing and wood shop in 7th grade and metal shop and craft shop in 8th grade. Simultaneously the girls took home economics, 2 semesters each, of foods and clothing. The classes weren't electives, but were required. The only thing wrong with this was that the boys should have had one year of home economics and the girls any two of the four classes the boys took during 9th grade. Now of course we do none of this! My semester of craft class taught me leather working to such a degree that I was able to generate a fair amount of income in my 9th and 10th grade years which along with my paper route kept me well situated in spending money. But I digress. My intended point was to go back to both my Jr Hi mechanical drawing class and several of my undergrad biology classes when being able to draw things of high accuracy required the proper equipment of which a good set (read high quality) of pens and pencils was a necessity. Back then the best was made by a company called KOH-I-NOOR. Imagine both my surprise and delight to be walking down the streets of Old Town Praha and have the guide point out to us the KOH-I-NOOR outlet in the city. I didn't get everything the guide was saying about the company/store as I was a bit distant taking some other photo but I did hear her mention something about the company having some relationship with the city. Looking on-line I can't quite substantiate what I thought she said, but no matter. Just seeing such a store there brought back many fond, and some not so fond, memories. As an aside, note the tiles making up both the sidewalk and the road. Something similar to this was prevalent throughout the city.
I've manipulated this a small amount to correct for some distortion introduced by the photographer, removed a piece of litter (whiskey bottle), and taken out a few blemishes in the plaster that were more of a distraction than character addition, and cropped off a small amount at the left hand side. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 800; 1/25 sec @ f / 5.6. It was highly overcast with intermittent showers.