Up You Look (1) – Strossmajerák

Another moment for some winter pictures from Prague. Today I had to go for new glasses (the first ones for reading) and quite like the glass shop and workshop) at Strossmayer Square in Bubny (“Drums”) area (Holešovice Quarter), that I have found wandering around couple of months ago (another walk close to this area here).

This area is really beautiful and you don’t have to go anywhere far, in fact I have walked just 4 little streets (circling around Dukelských Hrdinů, Heřmanova, Pplk. Sochora and the Square) and yet I was able to find lot of details above my head.

Dukelských Hrdinů 39.

Under the attic of this beautiful house you will find portraits of famous Czech Kings and Emperors:

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Two more houses and you see the ladies of our history (Dukelských Hrdinů 43).

Most of the buildings are around 100 years old.

Strossmayerovo náměstí 10.

In the gallery you can find lot of details you can see just looking up above your head.

Nice scene at the entrance to the restaurant Domažlická jizba.

Domažlická jizba.

The dominant of the whole square is the church of St Anthony of Padua.

St Anthony of Padua.

Window.

More about the church here.

We are going to this Church on Christmas to see their Nativity Scene, which is quite nice. Church is open to public almost all day and it has beautiful stained glass windows and status of Mary in the cave.

Mary in the cave

Altar

After the visit of the church there is one last shot of colorful building of former Civic Saving Bank, where the word “záložna” (saving bank, but literally something like: put there your money for worse time) has very nostalgic feelings, as we do not use it much nowadays, but historically it had some sound :-).

Dukelských hrdinů 29

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. crea2010
    Apr 02, 2018 @ 09:46:20

    I had an announcement of your cafes part 2, but the page cannot be found? Is it somewhere?

    Reply

    • PragueByKaty
      Apr 02, 2018 @ 09:53:38

      I published it by mistake, it is not written yet, just couple of words and thats it, I have it in drafts and by mistake I published it and had to delete it … sorry for confusion 🙂

      Reply

  2. crea2010
    Apr 02, 2018 @ 09:56:39

    OK! I’m looking forward to it 🙂

    Reply

  3. vietnamtravelandculture
    Apr 02, 2018 @ 15:44:56

    Reblogged this on Vietnam Travel & Trade Portal .

    Reply

  4. Antoine Borg
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 21:12:58

    Thanks for linking to my article about the church!

    I love walking around this district; it has an old-world charm to it but it also has some excellent bistros and new places popping up that make it feel very modern.

    Love the photos!

    Reply

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