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Visit Prague at library presentation tonight with Chris Harris
Chris Harris and Rita Giesbrecht will be making a photographic presentation on their recent trip to Prague at the Williams Lake Library today, Feb. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Harris and Giesbrecht visited Prague during the carnival season.
Harris is a renowned local photographer who has published several books of photography of the Cariboo Chilcotin including Flyover: British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: an aviation legacy (2012) and Motherstone: British Columbia’s volcanic plateau (2010).
The couple wanted a unique trip experience; something completely different than their usual travel as wilderness photographers and back-country trekkers.
“Along with the artistic richness of Old World Europe, Prague overwhelms the senses as one of the most intact and protected cities architecturally and physically,” Harris says.
“Having survived destruction and razing by invading armies from the beginnings of human history, through the glory days of the Roman Empire and the Hapsburg regime, Prague is a glorious feast of rare Gothic, Baroque, and every other kind of building right up to its most recent history as a Soviet-dominated communist country.”
The evening will include a slideshow presentation, with commentary from Harris and Giesbrecht as well as a Question and Answer segment.
Admission for this event is free, but patrons should arrive early as seating is limited.