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Brno shunting yard from above

Tagged: , on January 4, 2012 by Petr Bokuvka

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Brno Architecture: Old Things Go, New Things Come. And Some Return

In Brno,Culture,Travel on August 27, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

There is an old viaduct near the Brno Main Station. I think this very bridge has been used since 1880’s. It is almost for sure that it will have to go once the new huge development project has been underway – the new main train station and some neighboring streets, residential and office areas, parks…basically a new borough. Almost.

There aren’t many tall buildings in Brno, and you can hardly call them skyscrapers. This building will probably be the tallest office building in Brno. And I can tell already that I am going to like it.

Good news: people of Brno are coffee nation. There are MANY, MANY stylish coffee places to go in Brno. There used to be one in 1930’s called The Savoy that could host 1,000 people at the same time. It was closed down and practically destroyed over the years of communism, when the rooms were used as a cloth and fabric wholesale place [to explain it easily].

The Savoy will reopen this Saturday and the interior is said to be 1930’s-esque. Possibly with some hints of functionalism. Photos to be posted if I get in.

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