Winter Walks (9) – Žižkov

Another cold day in Prague. I took the bus to visit Žižkov, one of the Prague quarters, just a little (North/West) part of it. In fact I went there to look for shoes :-).

View to Karlin Viaduct (now in reconstruction).

Crossing the border of Žižkov, Military History Institute in Prague: The Army Museum Žižkov in the middle of the picture.

I took a bus, it needs just 5 minutes from city center and I am here at Tachovske náměstí with some street art.

Horses.

Details on the buidling connected with Hussites (and Žižka) history.

Pedestrian tunnel under Vitkov Hill back to Karlin.

I look at the tunnel, but today I am not going there. I am even not going South and Up, where one of the most visible Prague landmarks is, Žižkov Tower, you can read about it in one of my previous posts about Prague towers here.

Žižkov TV Tower.

Another famous landmark of Prague in Žižkov is one of the biggest equestrian statues of Jan Žižka. But today I also wanted to make a picture of another equestrian status, of Jaroslav Hašek. Reading his book of Good Soldier Švejk (happening during the first world war) you can learn about Czech character and sense of humor, we even use the word “švejkovani” (švejking) after the main character, meaning something like: pretending being stupid to get something I want and not to get something I don’t want (like punishment for what I have done or something):-). The statue is quite interesting as well.

Jaroslav Hašek.

My goal is a visit to the shop with men’s fashion (I love them :-)) to look at their new shoes for my husband. I visit the place for the first time and it is quite nice with lot of interesting design supplements. The name of the shop is Gentleman Store.

Gentlema Store Shop.

The next place I really want to visit here is unique cubist Bethlehem chapel hidden at the backyard. The chapel is in use and unfortunately is closed now, as there is not any ceremony at the moment. But even from outside it is nice.

The entrance from the street to the courtyard.

The chapel itself.

Some details of the exterior.

Even today it is really really cold and I just need to go home, therefore I climb up the streets for a tram. During the walk I meet Czech writer Karel Havlíček Borovský in the middle of the square with some of his quotation written on the street.

Karel Havlíček Borovský.

The text bellow:
The honest one suffers from hunger
Thieves are at risk of gallows
The Czech writer has more troubles
He is at risk of hunger and gallows

A poem.

No one there to listen to him. No one wants to freeze :-)-

Empty chairs.

Some of the buildings at Žižkov are uninhabited, empty.

Street art doors.

Another street art piece on the wall.

What’s the time?

And quite new picturesque colorful building.

Studio Pokrok.

Couple of colorful windows.

And finally just under the tram stop, a memorial to Jaroslav Seifert, Czech author, who won Nobel price.

Jaroslav Seifert Memorial.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dr B
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 06:57:39

    No cafe or tea shop today.😢

    Reply

    • PragueByKaty
      Mar 28, 2018 @ 11:31:56

      I was thinking about my answer to your comment and I have discovered that I just simply don’t know why I haven’t stopped at a cafe, it surprises me as well… 🙂

      Reply

      • Dr B
        Mar 28, 2018 @ 11:50:08

        You need a different theme … Winter cafes in Prague😂

      • PragueByKaty
        Mar 28, 2018 @ 12:15:03

        I started the Cosy Cafes :-), today I have visited 2, the first is newly opened I will give it some time and the second one will be published next week the latest, I have already written a little about it in Winter Walks just around us. We like to go to this one with my hisband, very friendly :-).

  2. vietnamtravelandculture
    Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:10:23

    Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Trade Portal .

    Reply

  3. J.D. Riso
    Apr 02, 2018 @ 15:13:41

    So nice to see you back to blogging about Prague, Katy. I remember you from years ago and then you disappeared for a while. During that time I actually lived in Praha for 2 delightful years. So, I love revisiting these places through your posts.

    Reply

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