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|May 7th, 2009, 03:11 PM||#1|
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Location: Šumperk & Brno, Czech rep.
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[Czech rep. regional centres] Pardubice
A turn from Prague towards east .
Pardubice is home of 89,800. The city may be known for the Velka Pardubicka steeplechase, which is the top steeplechase horse run in continental Europe. Traditional Gold Helmet Cup in moto speedway may be known by some. Prague-Pardubice journey takes about an hour and makes 110 km (70 mi). Currently, former Pardubice military airport is under reconstrction for a civil one and is suposed to be a concurrence for Prague-Ruyzne for low-cost airlines.
Location on Czech rep. map
The Green Gate - original town gate
The central square with a Town Hall as the most representative building
Oldest part of the city
Casual pictures from central Pardubice
Regional Authority Offices
St. Bartholomew Church
Automatic Mills - most valuable technical monument in Pardubice
image hosted on flickr
CSOB bank - an example of late 90s
CEZ Arena - arena with highest average atendance in Czech top hockey league (extraliga; Ales Hemsky, Milan Hejduk, Petr Prucha or Dominik Hasek are local borns). Hockey U20 WC took place in Pardubice in 2007
The Labe river in city neighborhoods - German Elbe is better known name for the river
the hill of Kunětická hora - with a castle on the top; landmark of the city outskirts
Velká Pardubická steeplechase
Taxis - the highest hurdle of the race:
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