When I saw in TV how people are gathering under the statue of St. Wenceslas in Prague on the day the playwrite, dissident and first Czech President Vaclav Havel died, I envied my colleague Filip Singer that he can be there. My wishes became true, when Filip asked me if I wouldn’t want to go to Prague to help him with the coverage of the funeral.

The pictures I’ve made during the three days appeared in online versions of British The Telegraph, German Financial Times Deutschland, Dutch De Pers, Swiss Le Temps, Polish Gosc Niedzielny and Huhngarian Fejer Megyei Hirlap and Dunaujvarosi Hirlap.

Widow of late Czech President Vaclav Havel Dagmar Havlova (L) with her daughter Nina Veskrnova (R) walk behind a car carrying a casket of Vaclav Havel on the way through central Prague to Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Widow of late Czech President Vaclav Havel Dagmar Havlova (L) with her daughter Nina Veskrnova (2-L) walk behind a car carrying a casket of Vaclav Havel on the way through central Prague to Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Widow of late Czech President Vaclav Havel Dagmar Havlova (C-R) with her daughter Nina Veskrnova (C-L) walk behind a car carrying a casket of Vaclav Havel on the way through central Prague to Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Mourners walk behind a carriage carrying the coffin of late Czech president Vaclav Havel as it enters the Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Widow of late Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel Dagmar Havlova (2ndL) with her daughter Nina Veskrnova (L) walk behind a carriage carrying the coffin of Vaclav Havel on the way through central Prague to Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Mourners walk behind a carriage carrying the coffin of late Czech president Vaclav Havel on the way through central Prague to Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Mourners walk behind a carriage carrying the coffin of late Czech president Vaclav Havel as it enters the Prague Castle on 21 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

The coffin of late Czech President Vaclav Havel seen at the St. Vladislav Hall at the Prague Castle on 22 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

A man lays flowers to the coffin of late Czech President Vaclav Havel at the St. Vladislav Hall at the Prague Castle on 22 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

A woman reacts while standing next to the coffin of late Czech President Vaclav Havel at the St. Vladislav Hall at the Prague Castle on 22 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

Women photograph the coffin of late Czech President Vaclav Havel with mobile phones, in the St. Vladislav Hall at the Prague Castle on 22 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

Two men stand by the coffin of late Czech President Vaclav Havel seen at the St. Vladislav Hall at the Prague Castle on 22 December 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

A poster of late Czech president Vaclav Havel seen among lit candles in front of the statue of St. Venceslas on the Venceslav Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, 22 December 2011.

A woman lights a candle for the late Czech president Vaclav Havel in front of the statue of St. Venceslas on the Venceslav Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, 22 December 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

A girl watches candles lit for late Czech president Vaclav Havel in front of the statue of St. Venceslas on the Venceslav Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, 22 December 2011.

A woman lights a candle for late Czech president Vaclav Havel in front of the statue of St. Venceslas on the Venceslav Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, 22 December 2011.

A fisheye lens image of mourners lighting candles for late Czech president Vaclav Havel in front of the statue of St. Venceslas on the Venceslav Square in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, 22 December 2011. (...) EPA/PETER HUDEC

President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso arrives to the funeral of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23 December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC

British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) accompanied by former British Prime Minister John Major (2ndR) arrives to the funeral of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23 December 2011.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C) with her husband Bill Clinton (R) arrive to the funeral of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23. December 2011.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) with her husband Bill Clinton (R) arrive to the funeral of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23. December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Widow of late Czech President Vaclav Havel Dagmar Havlova (R) arrives to the funeral of his husband in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23. December 2011.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) arrives to the funeral of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague, 23 December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC

French actor Alain Delon (C) arrives for the funeral of late former Czech President Vaclav Havel in the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23 December 2011.

A procession of priests walk to the funeral of late Czech President Vaclav Havel in front of the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague on 23. December 2011.

Bishops of Czech Catholic Church walk to the funeral of late Czech President Vaclav Havel in front of the Saint Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, 23 December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Policemen salute during a minute of silence during the funeral of late Czech President Vaclav Havel in front of the Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague, 23 December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Children react during the funeral of late Czech President Vaclav Havel at the courtyard of Prague Castle in Prague, 23 December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC

People react during the funeral of late Czech President Vaclav Havel in front of the Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague, 23 December 2011. Havel died 18 December at the age of 75. EPA/PETER HUDEC