I mentioned a previous visit to the Mestsky Stadium’s concession stands in Ostrava, Czech Republic just a few days ago. I spent much of the day there again today covering the Zlatá tretra / Golden Spike track meet, which featured one of the last 100 meters races by the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, who… Continue reading Revisiting Ostrava’s Concession Stands
You met Daniel Talavera’s Hlava; this is a bit more from that head’s home, Breclav, a sleepy town in the Czech Republic’s south central Moravia region neatly wedged in a V-shaped chunk of land between the borders of Austria and Slovakia. That it sits just there isn’t an accident; the city grew and prospered into… Continue reading In Transit, Breclav, Czech Republic
A pleasantly infectious patience.
After a hiatus so long that I can’t even remember when or even if it began, I’m restarting my European train route documentation series with this look at EuroCity (EC) 102, aka the Polonia, which journeys from Villach, Austria to Warsaw. More specifically, this 189-second slideshow covers the route’s 646-kilometer stretch from Villach to Ostrava,… Continue reading EC 102 (Polonia) – Villach to Ostrava
Curious about what sort of food is offered at concession stands during sporting events in the Czech Republic? Here’s a tour in 13 photos of some of what was on offer at the Golden Spike International Track & Field meet in Ostrava on 17 June. You’re welcome. 🙂
For today’s Pic du Jour, the the 157th (!) straight, I decided to go with this snap taken yesterday of a security guard taking a quick break at City Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic. I loved that freshly painted wall. I’m in Katowice, Poland at the moment, at the beginning of a somewhat spontaneous trip… Continue reading Break Time, Ostrava
Today’s Pic du Jour, the 155th (!) straight, is this early evening view taken Saturday from my third floor room at the Clarion Congress Hotel in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, the country’s third largest. Home for four nights. 48 second exposure at f22, 18mm, 100 ISO, with an eight stop ND filter. … Continue reading View From a Room – Ostrava
I bought a train ticket earlier this afternoon which will take me through Breclav, Czech Republic, where this picture was taken back in June 2007. Letters is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, providing a perfect opportunity to finally dust this off and give it a home here. I’ve posted many train and… Continue reading Breclav Station (Pic du Jour)
One of the coolest clock/mural combos in the world.