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Christmas Christmas Markets

Christmas market in Brno

Christmas market in Brno (Czech Republic)

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.

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Events

Candles for Václav Havel

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 something to find our place in someones heart.

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Public Clocks

‘Astronomical’ clock in Brno

Public clock of Brno, Czech Republic

Even though many people call this an astronomical clock, it is just a clock. The clock reminds of an episode of the Thirty Years’ War, when people of Brno ended a siege by pretending a wrong time of  day. Every day at 11:00 am a marble emerges from one of four openings and can be caught by a lucky spectator.

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Architecture

Beautiful ceiling in Brno

Beautiful ceiling in Brno, Czech Republic

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.

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Facades

Marvellous facades in Brno

Storefront 1 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.

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Gates Towers

Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava

Gate of Holy Mother in Jihlava, Czech Republic

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

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Architecture Museums

Pharmacy in Uherský Brod

Old pharmarcy at a central place of 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]

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Castles History

Zámek Slavkov in Slavkov u Brna

Zamek Slavkov in Moravia, Czech Republic

Zámek Slavkov (Slavkov Castle) got famous for being the site where the armistice between Austria and France was signed on Dec 6th, 1805. At that time the place and the mansion was known by the name Austerlitz. Taking a guided tour I had the chance to see not only the interior of the Baroque building but also the room where the armistice was signed.