February 28, 2007

Mustek metro station

Mustek metro station. Two metro lines meet here. There are crowds of people changing the lines in the morning and in the afternoon. Sometimes - in the mornings - there's a quitar player in the changing passage. I don't think he gets a lot of money when all those people just rush by, mostly still being in the sleeping mode :)
February 27, 2007

At the river

It was raining today. She was the only one here.
February 26, 2007

Vltava river

There's a swimming pool "Podoli" in the left top corner over the boat and a beach "Zlute lazne" to the right. Both are pretty popular in Prague.
February 25, 2007

Matejska pout

One more from Matejska pout.
February 24, 2007

Matejska pout started

Matejska pout started today. Matejska pout (or Mathew's Fair) is "basically an amusement park in the Vystaviste fairground in Prague 7" (description from Daniel Butler's blog). It will be there till April.

And we have new Miss Czech Republic. This is her.
February 23, 2007


There's an airship in the photo. Only it is a little bit hidden. We have very dirty windows at our school :) I think this would be something like a weather airship. And I believe it belongs to the Faculty of Electrical Engeneering which is in the same building as our Faculty of Mechanical Engeneering. Both belongs to the Czech Technical University. And we will have a brand new spectacular technical library at Dejvice in a few years. It will stand just beside this building.
February 22, 2007

Botic brook

Botic brook at Nusle, under the Nuselsky bridge.
There's a basketball hall named Folimanka nearby... and a few services for american cars and an american car parts dealer.
February 21, 2007

Charles bridge and St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square

Again on Charles bridge. It's on my way home from library :)
Interesting light today. Below is St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square.

February 20, 2007

Municipal Library of Prague - children's section

This is children's section of our Municipal Library of Prague. I usually sit here, on the upper floor, because there's always a place to sit :)
February 19, 2007

Smichovske nadrazi

Smichovske nadrazi metro station. There's also a railway station and a bunch of bus stations above.
February 18, 2007


My neighbourhood on Sunday morning. Does it look like winter? :)
February 17, 2007
February 16, 2007

Zizkov Television Tower

Zizkov Television Tower with babies outside and restaurant inside.
February 15, 2007

Church at Jiriho z Podebrad square

Extraordinary church at Jiriho z Podebrad square (this would be something like George from Podebrady square in English :). It was build in the early 30s of the last century and is surrounded by a park. There's also a metro station called Jiriho z Podebrad.

There's a service for cameras and photographic equipment nearby. That's why I was here today. I was sent here by a guy from another service and told that this is the right place to have serviced my Mamiya. Unfortunately this is not the right place. It looks like that the only place in Prague where you can have your Mamiya repaired is at Mr. Kocian. Well, I'm going to visit him next week. (What a coincidence, he lives near my dentist's :)
February 14, 2007

Wenceslas square at 8 am

Wenceslas square at 8 am. And that building on the opposite side is a museum.
February 13, 2007

Palace Koruna

Palace Koruna at lower part of Wenceslav square with a huge music store underneath.
February 12, 2007

Another shot of Charles bridge

I'm sick and haven't been out of home for a few days. So I'll serve you an older photo of Charles bridge. This is from a kind of back street which leads to a very small park with a lot of benches facing the river and Petrin hill. As you can see, there's a tower on that hill. It's called Petrin tower (guess you would guess its name yourself :). It was build in 1891 as a smaller version of Eiffel tower in Paris.
February 11, 2007


We have a great library. Although you can't really tell from this photo. This is a section with books in foreign languages and also a good place to be if you're looking for privacy.
February 9, 2007

At night

National theatre (that green golden roof in the back) from Charles bridge.
February 8, 2007

Vltava river

Monday's photo from a right bank of Vltava river. This is in Modrany (southern part of Prague). There's a great cycle-way on this side of Vltava that goes right to the centre of Prague. All the way along the river.

There's also a chocolate factory nearby. Well, I am not sure if they still make chocolate here, but they did few years ago. That's for sure. You could smell it :) All I know now is that Nestle company has its headquarters here in a big glass building. And what is interesting in here is their abnormal use of beach umbrellas. As the sun shines inside to a wide open space in the center of the building, they have to protect themselves from the sunrays. So from the top floor you see edges of the lower floors (those are open office spaces) filled with those umbrellas making it look like at a beach. Last note. They have company's shop on the ground floor with "company's" prices for not only chocolates, but for make-up, too.
February 7, 2007

Mustek metro station

This is how you get in Mustek metro station. Mustek is one of the busiest stations in Prague. Two lines (green and yellow) meet here. It has its entrances in Narodni trida street and several at Wenceslas square. So it's pretty in the center of Prague.

We used to play on these steps (are they called escalators in English?) in the days of elementary school (which is very close to Mustek). We took a paper from an excercise book, shape it in the shape of a car and sent it down on the slipway between the steps. It was very funny. Running down to cach the car - they did fly up, often - and then running up to send it down once more. I know I did a poor job in explaning this "game", but I tried, at least :)
February 6, 2007

Flower shop in front of Tesco store

Flower shop in front of Tesco store on Narodni trida street. If you were living in Prague for lets say at least 15 years you would call this store "Maj" (that's Czech equivalent for "May" and it's pronounced similar to "my"). Now it's Tesco store and a cultural heritage. Actually you can't see almost anything from it in this shot. I'll do it better next time. Maybe when it's not raining.

And one more thing. Just a few steps back is Evald cinema. A small movie-theatre where all the fine films can be seen :)
February 5, 2007

Panel house in Modrany

A typical panel house. Lot of them are being renovated these days. They're much nicer then. At least our is much nicer with a mix of various colors :) Well, the panel house I live in is also much much smaller. And this is a view from our storage in Modrany.
February 4, 2007

Palace Beethoven

I didn't know you can buy an apartment in this red building until recently. It's called Palace Beethoven, it's in the historical centre of Prague and it must be pretty expensive.
February 3, 2007

Under Charles bridge

It's not that easy to get under Charles bridge. There are steps to get just under it. But not all the steps are here and the banister isn't fixed. A little adventure. Well, you can always go to the near restaurant, have a drink and see this and the whole bridge without risk of broken limbs. Not sure if you see National theatre as from this place.
February 2, 2007

Smiling house

Smiling house at Prague's Lesser Town. Near Kampa island with park, historical buildings and its own genius loci. This is such a picturesque place.
February 1, 2007

Charles bridge

I must be obsessed with Charles bridge. But can you blame me for it? Today was a great day for taking photos. So be prepared, the Charles bridge serie will continue :)