Revisiting Ostrava’s Concession Stands

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

In Transit, Breclav, Czech Republic

Liquor stand, Breclav

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

EC 102 (Polonia) – Villach to Ostrava

West of Hohenau, Austria, 14-Jun-2014

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

Break Time, Ostrava

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