Street corner at Strossmayerovo Namesti in Holesovice, Prague. Many CET students live on Veverkova street in Holesovice, about a block from Strossmayerovo Namesti. Holesovice used to be an industrial suburb, but now it is slowly becoming more artistic and hip.
The house of Josef Kazda on Golden Lane in Prague Castle. Golden Lane has historically been home to numerous interesting individuals, from alchemists to Franz Kafka, but Josef Kazda, a film historian and collector who preserved countless films and documentaries during World War Two, holds a special place in a FAMU student’s heart. This picture includes my flatmate and friend Kathryn Sweatman.
View of Prague from Klementium Astronomical Tower Gallery. The Klementium Astronomical Tower was built in 1722 and was used for studies in meteorology, physics, and astronomy. Today astronomical measurements are taken outside the city, but a collection of the old tools used by peers of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler are still preserved here. This picture includes my flatmate and friend Kathryn Sweatman.
Vltava from the Barber’s Bridge in Cesky Krumlov, from a CET-sponsored trip to Cesky Krumlov. The Barber’s Bridge is named after the Barber’s residence on the left bank.
Vltava from the Charles Bridge in Prague, taken during the CET Orientation scavenger hunt. The Charles Bridge began construction in 1357 and finished in the 15th century. It connects the Mala Strana, the area surrounding Prague Castle, to Stare Mesto, the Old Town, and is especially well-known for the 30 statues that span its length.
Bird’s eye view of Cesky Krumlov from Krumlov Castle tower, from a trip to Cesky Krumlov. Cesky Krumlov is a small city in the south Bohemian region of the Czech Republic. It is well known for its castle complex, which is second only to the Prague Castle complex, and its many festivals celebrating its medieval and baroque heritage.
Krumlov Castle from a CET trip to Cesky Krumlov. The main castle of the complex was built by the Rosenbergs in 1240 and expanded throughout the centuries by the Eggenbergs and the Schwarzenbergs. Now it is a national monument as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lunch at Cafe Louvre for the CET Orientation scavenger hunt through Prague. Cafe Louvre, down Narodni street from FAMU, is a historical cafe dating from 1902 that was a favourite hangout for many great thinkers and artists alike, including Albert Einstein and Franz Kafka.
Havel’s Market off Melantrichova on the way to Stare Mesto, during the CET Orientation scavenger hunt through Prague. Havel’s Market dates back to 1232, and is one of the two permanent markets in Prague.