Christmas market in Brno

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.

Candles for Václav Havel

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…

Beautiful ceiling in Brno

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.

Marvellous facades in Brno

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.

Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava

The top of a tower gate named Gate of Holy Mother (Brána Matky Boží) in Jihlava. In this city composer Gustav Mahler grew up.

Pharmacy in Uherský Brod

This old pharmacy with fascinating facade is located at the market place of Uherský Brod, a town in the Moravian part of Czech Republic. This town is regarded as one of the possible birth places of philosopher John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský). A local museum reminds of his work. [German]