On my tour through the palace of Jindřichův Hradec, I came across this well. It looks like a piece from a fairy tale, doesn’t it? The castle is notable for a roundel, which is one of the principal works of the Bohemian Renaissance.
Following the signs to the old entrance hall of Prague Central Station leads to a gem of Art Nouveau. The nearby Fantova kavárna (Fanta Café) reminds visitors of the architect of this hall: Josef Fanta (1856-1954).
The old town wall of Třeboň offers this romantic view. The walls saw their construction in the years 1525 – 1527. Another attraction of the city is its marketplace. The buildings lining the square date back to the 16th century as well.
A sewer cover sometimes displays a building nearby. This manhole cover at Prague Main Railway Station gives an impression of the Art Nouveau entrance hall of the station.
View of a Christmas market in Brno, the 2nd largest city of Czech Republic. In the background one can see the tower of the old town hall.
4 days before my visit in Brno the essayist and politician Václav Havel died. Many places in the city were covered with candles, photos, letters and even drawings. It’s impressive to see that a person has found its place in the hearts of the people, isn’t it? It reminds me of we all should do something to find our place in someones heart.
On my walk through Brno I came across this strange clock. The story behind this clock refers to an episode in the history of the city. Which strange public clocks do you know?
If one dare to look through open doors of buildings built in 19th century one often get awarded by seeing wonderful ceilings and staircases. For example I saw this wonderful ceiling behind a door in Brno, Czech Republic.
Some facades I came across near the railway station of Brno. In cities with railway stations built around 1900 one can see a lot of fascinating architecture near these stations. Therefore I love to stroll around these quarters and to take photos like these ones.
Having lunch at a Czech dining car: Marinated Beef Sirloin served with bread dumplings (‘Svíčková na smetaně s houskovými knedlíky’).
The top of a tower gate named Gate of Holy Mother (Brána Matky Boží) in Jihlava. In this city composer Gustav Mahler grew up.
A manhole cover in Tabor, Czech Republic. It shows the coat of arms of the city. By the way an interesting sight of the city are the tunnels below the town. More…