daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Urban Showcase

Urban Showcase Show your selfmade photos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 30th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #1
ov_79
Registered User
 
ov_79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Šumperk & Brno
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 1124

Brno, Czech republic

Let me share with pictures from Brno and introduce it first:

Brno (german: Brünn)
... second largest city of the Czech republic
... the largest city of the historical land of Moravia
... regional administrative centre of South Moravia region
... population: 367,000 (2007, metro: 410,000)
... justice capital of the Czech republic (seat of the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Administrative Court and Supreme Prosecutor's Office)
... 215 km (135 miles) SE from the capital Praha (Prague)
... 130 km (80 miles) N from the capital of Austria, Wien (Vienna)
... 130 km (80 miles) NW from the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava
... 350 km (220 miles) NW from the capital of Hungary, Budapest
... hilly character (elevation 215 - 424 metres above sea level)
... the Petrov (cathedral) and the Špilberk (castle) hills create a twin-domination of the city
... university centre; 6 public and 5 private universities (59,000 students in total, 2007)
... large fair trade grounds; fair trade centre of the Czech republic
... Moto "GP of the Czech republic" circuit
... densy public transport network (13 tram lines, 12 trolley-bus lines, 49 bus lines, 9 city/country rail stops)
... popular for western investment since 2001

Brno - centre, St.Peter and Paul Cathedral (Petrov hill)











Brno - centre, Spilberk castle (Spilberk hill)















Brno - centre, second half of 19th and first half of 20th century architecture






























Last edited by ov_79; May 5th, 2008 at 09:32 AM.
ov_79 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 30th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #2
ov_79
Registered User
 
ov_79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Šumperk & Brno
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 1124

Brno
Second and last part :

Brno - position in Europe:



Brno - churches





















Brno - modern architecture in the centre









Brno - sky-scrapers and money-scrapers









Brno - Moto GP circuit







Brno - others...







ov_79 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #3
Bristol Mike
Rain + Cold = England
 
Bristol Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol
Posts: 5,305
Likes (Received): 2373

Great pics, a nice mix of old and new areas of the city. Nice aerial shot too.
Bristol Mike no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #4
MOTA
Registered User
 
MOTA's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: RIO DE JANEIRO
Posts: 111
Likes (Received): 0

Wonderful!!!!!!
MOTA no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #5
DrT
"The Ignorant Fool"
 
DrT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: JAX,MCO,YVR,YYZ,SRQ
Posts: 2,578
Likes (Received): 49

Great tour. Very impressive city. Love the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
BTW, how do you pronounce "Brno"?
DrT no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #6
jock in da pool
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 300
Likes (Received): 136

very nice looking city , thanks for sharing
jock in da pool no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 03:04 AM   #7
Audiomuse
Civilization
 
Audiomuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 2,711
Likes (Received): 42

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrT View Post
Great tour. Very impressive city. Love the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
BTW, how do you pronounce "Brno"?
I agree, Czech Republic is an amazing country!

I was wondering the smae thing lol
__________________
The beating of a million drums... The fire of a million guns... The mother of a million sons... CIVILIZATION.
Audiomuse no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 04:02 AM   #8
ov_79
Registered User
 
ov_79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Šumperk & Brno
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 1124

Brno is pronounced like it is written . Br - no

R and L create syllables in czech.

"Bl" is pronounced similarly to "ble" in "syllable" in american pronounciation
"Br" is pronounced similarly to "ber" in "webber" in US english or "or" in "harbor" in US english. Just the "r" is rolled rolled like in spanish for example.
ov_79 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 05:42 AM   #9
MNiemann
Registered User
 
MNiemann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando
Posts: 971
Likes (Received): 79

oh god. just gorgeous and stoic.
__________________
MNiemann no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 1st, 2008, 07:29 PM   #10
christos-greece
Moderator!
 
christos-greece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 176,692
Likes (Received): 244528

Amazing pics Nice work, Thanks
christos-greece no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:57 AM   #11
ov_79
Registered User
 
ov_79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Šumperk & Brno
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 1124

Additional for St.Peter and Paul cathedral lovers, and for others too ...

Brno - night pictures











Trams in Brno









Trolleybuses in Brno







Buses in Brno





Rail in Brno



Suburban heavy rail



ov_79 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #12
dirtyfinger
Registered User
 
dirtyfinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: London/Brighton
Posts: 521
Likes (Received): 3

Omega building looks simply amazing. Love the western european atmosphere of the city
dirtyfinger no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 6th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #13
ov_79
Registered User
 
ov_79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Šumperk & Brno
Posts: 1,029
Likes (Received): 1124

dirtyfinger:
Thanks for the west-european-like compliment . In fact, I am not amazed by Omega building at all. I would prefer reconstruction of the original building. Omega is not bad example of modern architecture, but it does not belong on rynek ...
ov_79 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium