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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Brno, Czech republic

Good afternoon (Europeans and Africans). Good morning (Americans). Good evening (Asians and Australians). Let me present Czech second city, Brno.

Located in SE of Czech rep., 210 km (135 mi) from Czech capital Prague, 130 km (80 mi) north from both: Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia.

Mentioned in 1091. Got town laws in 1243. Mostly known for Moto GP of Czech rep.; since 1950 (Moto GP of Czechoslovakia until 1992).

Populated by 403,000 (Jan 1, 2009) has become an attractive city to invest as well as to live since the country joined the EU 5 years ago. It is 2nd largest city of the country and a centre of South Moravia.

The Petrov Cathedral and the Špilberk Castle - two landmarks of the city.

Detail information about Brno: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brno

Projects and constructions in Brno: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=393189

Lat but not least, the pictures are going to be updated during summer to enjoy better look of the city.


Central Brno, February 2009 - Part 1

First collection of 35 photographs - eastern parts of the centre


Malinovského náměstí (Malinovský Square) and surrounds

















Regional court












Central Brno streets (mostly Kobližná, Jánská, Josefská, Minoritská, Poštovská)








Kobližná street, a popular walking track for single pigeons
























Náměstí Svobody (Freedom Square) and surrounds

















Herzlich wilkommen in Brünn .

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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Nice looking city.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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looks very nice, but cold for April...
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #4
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The photos were taken on February, but I decided to post the pictures only now. It is actaully pretty hot in Brno last days. Seems like directly from winter into summer, overpassing spring.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #5
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Let me present Czech second city, Brno.

Populated by 403,000 (Jan 1, 2009)
Brno has over 400 000 inhabitants?? In 2005 it has about 365 000 - 370 000. Could you give the official www city side when I can find information about this surprisig increase(?)
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Old April 7th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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Brno looks really awesome, great actually looks more great, than i expected
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Old April 8th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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Christos-Greece:

Impressions always depend on expactations .

If one think Brno is to be as beautifull as Prague, just smaller, it may dissapoint.
If one think Brno is something out of tourist routes, not worth a visit, it may nicely surprise.
If one think Brno is probably some grey commie-block monster of Eastern Europe, it may shock by it's beauty.

Well, Brno was called "the largest Vienna suburb" in the begining of 20th century. Several architects worked in both cities. Therefore Brno has excellent late-19th-early-20th architecture.

Thanks for a nice comment anyway .


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Brno has over 400 000 inhabitants?? In 2005 it has about 365 000 - 370 000. Could you give the official www city side when I can find information about this surprisig increase(?)
Good question, no clear answer .

Following brno.cz, the city has population of 366,680, however the official city website has been sleeping since December 2006 :
http://www.brno.cz/index.php?nav01=2...2=8&nav03=1171

Following wiki, Brno has 404,007 inhabitants (changed since yesterday again?). It surprised me too. The article says: "K jakémukoliv druhu trvalého pobytu je zde přihlášeno celkem 404 007 obyvatel." What means "For any kind of permanent residence there is applied 404,007 inhab." It reffers to Czech ministery of Internal Affairs.
http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brno

Last but not least, Czech statistical office says 368,533:
http://vdb.czso.cz/vdbvo/tabdetail.j...3980560=582786

So you may choose your favourite number. I choosed the highest one. To impress the Urban Showcase readers .

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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #8
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Central Brno, January and February 2009 - Part 2

Second collection with 35 photographs - mostly southern and south-western parts of the city centre


Petrov Cathedral












Šilingrovo náměstí (Šilingr Square)




















Zelný trh (Cabbage market) and surrounds




















Central Brno streets (mostly Františkánská, Radniční, Průchodní, Panská, Dominikánská, Mečová)


























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Old April 8th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #9
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I passed by the outskirts of Brno several years ago on the way to somewhere else, and you could not tell from the road that the city had such charm. Beautiful pictures - the Petrov Cathedral is stunning. Thanks for posting these pics!!
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Old April 9th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #10
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nicholbam:

Petrov cathedral is Brno's landmark... Some outskirts do not look well, sure. There are several, though not large, brownfields. In particular south- and eastwards from the centre. You cannot see much of the city from a highway bypass either. Maybe I will post some non-centre photos too; depends on eventual interest.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #11
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great city, if you would can you please post some modern districts of the city...
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #12
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Beautiful architecture but why the streets are so empty ???
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Old April 9th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #13
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I've been in Prague and some smaller cities in Czech in september 2008. I really like the architecture. Brno looks amazing!
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Old April 9th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #14
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Keep uploading - ov_79! Everybody "knows" Praha (in kind of way) but Brno is looking awesome, pal! Ahoj!

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Old April 9th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #15
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TruthSeeker:
Later .

Murci:
February. Sunday. Early morning .

SimsPlanet2:
How is it, rural Czech republic has became so popular in the Netherlands in last five-six years?
Which have you been to? Just curious...
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #16
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It really looks nice.
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Great photos!
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Old April 10th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #18
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Central Brno, January and February 2009 - Part 3

Third collection with 35 photographs - mostly western, and some southern, parts of the city centre


Nádražní street and surrounds












Masarykova street


















Česká street and neighbour streets
















Joštova street




Centre - north (Moravské náměstí, Rašínova, Jakubské náměstí, Běhounská and other streets)


















Komenského náměstí










Moravian gallery and Husova street






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Old April 12th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #19
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Two additional aerials photos of Brno

First, city centre from an air plane:



Second, eastern and north-eastern part of the city taken from Špilberk Castel hill:

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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #20
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The last set is to be put to the next page not to make the first page loading too long.
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