This old pharmacy with a fascinating facade stands at the marketplace of Uherský Brod, a town in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic. This town is regarded as one of the possible birthplaces of philosopher John Amos Comenius (Jan Amos Komenský). A local museum reminds us of his work. [German]
Christmas market in Brno
View of a Christmas market in Brno, the 2nd largest city in Czechia. In the background, you see the tower of the old town hall.
Candles for Václav Havel
Four days before my visit to Brno, the essayist and politician Václav Havel died. A lot of candles, photos, letters and even drawings covered the squares of the city.
‘Astronomical’ clock in Brno
Even though many people call this an astronomical clock, it is just a clock. The clock refers to an episode of the Thirty Years’ War when the people of Brno ended a siege by pretending a wrong time of day.
Beautiful ceiling in Brno
If one dares to look through open doors of buildings built in the 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.
Zámek Slavkov in Slavkov u Brna
Austria and France signed an armistice in Zámek Slavkov (Slavkov Castle) on Dec 6th, 1805. At that time, the place and the mansion were 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.