Gallery: Prague maintenance workers recreate iconic images in new photo series
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Gallery: Prague maintenance workers recreate iconic images in new photo series

Earlier this year, Prague’s city maintenance company Pražské služby (Prague Services) gained some viral fame with a photo of its workers crossing a Žižkov street in a composition that seemed to ape the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road.

The Abbey Road photo was allegedly a ‘spontaneous’ shot, but a series of subsequent photos aping iconic pictures have been staged to take advantage of the online acclaim.



In their latest pic, which even drew words of praise from Prague mayor Zdeněk Hřib on Instagram, Pražské služby workers can be seen hoisting a street sign in the manner of US soldiers raising the American flag on Iwo Jima (seen above).

Here’s the original photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal in 1945:

Previously, Prague Service workers could be seen enjoying lunch above Prague a la the iconic Lunch atop a Skyscraper photo from 1929 New York City:

via Facebook / Pražské služby

And the original from 30 Rockefeller Plaza:

And even aping Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury on the poster for Bohemian Rhapsody, which earlier this year became the Czech Republic’s highest-grossing movie of all time:

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via Facebook / Pražské služby

From the original Bohemian Rhapsody poster:

Here’s the shot that started it all, of Prague Service workers crossing Abbey Road in Žižkov:

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And the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road:

The latest pic isn’t likely to be the last from Pražské služby; catch more in the future on their Facebook page and Instagram profile.

Lucas Němec

Prague-based author with two decades experience living in and writing about the Czech Republic for local and international sites and publications. Nakládaný hermelín enthusiast and frequent Club-Mate drinker.
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