you have probably seen some pictures of famous places in the Czech Republic. Prague, Kutná Hora, Karlovy Vary, Český Krumlov...
But what tourism websites don't show you are random views. The common streets, the small town squares, the fields, the hills. The real face of the country.
So, some time ago, I decided to start taking pictures of common places and share them with you :-)
All of these towns and villages have much more beautiful and representative buildings, but this time, I focused on the less-known ones.
I'm including brief notes of where the pictures were taken.
Bohemia is basically the Western part of CzR where Prague is, Moravia the Eastern part where Brno is.
Bohemian-Moravian Highlands are in-between the two.
(There's also Silesia, the North-Eastern part of CzR, but unfortunately I don't have any pictures from there.)
And if you were wondering why there are almost no people in the pictures, it's not because there are no people in the Czech Republic :-)
It's because I waited for people to walk away, so that it wouldn't be awkward for them to appear in some stranger's pictures.
Suburban area of Brno (Jundrov):
University campus, offices and shopping centre in Brno:
Brno, a few streets away from the historical centre:
Brno, the water reservoir (artificial lake):
Buchlovice, a village in South Moravia:
Uherské Hradiště, a town in South Moravia:
Kroměříž, a town in East Moravia:
Prague, suburban area (Horní Počernice):
Prague, suburban area (Klánovice):
Potštejn, East Bohemia:
Jihlava, Bohemian-Moravian Highlands:
Lysice, Central to South Moravia:
Moravský Krumlov, South Moravia:
Tišnov, Bohemian-Moravian Highlands - South Moravia:
Bučovice, South Moravia:
Český Brod, Central Bohemia (not far from Prague):
Dačice, South Bohemia meets South Moravia:
Veltrusy, Central Bohemia:
Náměšť nad Oslavou, where the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands meet South Moravia:
Chotěboř, Bohemian-Moravian Highlands:
Railway station in Chotěboř:
Railway station in Kyjov, South Moravia:
Old tree alley in Veltrusy, Central Bohemia:
First slopes of mountains called Jeseníky, North Moravia:
Where the hilly region near Buchlovice meets the lowlands of the river Dyje, South Moravia:
Central Bohemia meets Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, village of Čestín, not far from Kutná Hora:
Countryside surrounding the river Berounka, Central Bohemia:
The fields of Central Bohemia and Bohemian-Moravian Highlands usually look something like this:
A pond (old artificial lake) in South Bohemia: