Friday, 1 July 2011


The picture shows a typically decorative window in Vinohrady, Prague 2, near the square named after I.P. Pavlov, the celebrated Russian physiologist most famous for his experiments on 'conditioned reflexes' in dogs which paved the way for the science of behaviourism. Today 'I.P.P' is best known for its metro station, and as the place where tram drivers switch shifts.

In the nineteenth century the demand for housing in Prague led to an explosion of building in this area, which lies just to the east and south of Wenceslas Square. Fine neo-classical detailing such as this is not at all unusual as one looks up at the many imposing apartments surrounding the square.

The first of each month is 'theme day' at City Daily Photo, which collates photos from all over the world under a single website, and this seemed an appropriate way of celebrating July's topic, the colour green. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

The photo is also a suitable cue for announcing my new blog, The Prague Vitruvius, which arose from a slightly obsessive plan to catalogue the thousands of architectural elements such as this that adorn the streets of the Czech capital. If you like Vršovice Photo Diary but would like to explore more of the city, why not pay a visit?


Leif Hagen said...

A beautifully GREEN surrounded window for theme day! Lovely architectural details!

Randy said...

That really is a nice green. Nice shot for the day.

Alex Went said...

Thanks for your kind comments, guys. Don't forget to visit The Prague Vitruvius!

Jilly said...

A beautiful window. Love that soft green and adore the reflections.

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