NámÄ›stí Republiky – North

NámÄ›stí Republiky – North

Náměstí Republiky - North 1940
The north side of Náměstí Republiky circa 1940
From a postcard

 

Náměstí Republiky - North in the 1950s
The north side of Náměstí Republiky in the 1950s
Photograph © Copyright George Krejci

 

Náměstí Republiky - North 1961
The north side of NámÄ›stí Republiky in 1961 (the year of my birth…)
Copyright information unknown

 

Náměstí Republiky - North 1993
The north side of Náměstí Republiky in 1993
Photograph © Copyright 1993 Clive Porter

 

Náměstí Republiky - North 2000
The north side of Náměstí Republiky in around 2000
Copyright information unknown

 

Náměstí Republiky 2 & 3 - North
My favorite building on Náměstí Republiky in 1998
Photograph © Copyright 1998 Atelier Soukup (Architects), Plzeň

The above photograph shows my favourite building on the square. I know, it’s not the most decorative of buildings – and if it’s decorative you’re looking for, Plzeň’s NámÄ›stí Republiky is not a bad place to start – my building, though, is plain, simple and rather boxy. I like boxy architecture :)

It’s quite sad to see it this way – empty and with it’s signs missing. I think this photograph was taken when it was for sale (or rent).

In the early 90s it was home to a glass and porcelain shop which was very popular with the passengers of coaches on their whistle-stop tour of the Czech Republic but now it I believe it houses a mobile telephone shop and a banking / insurance company.

I prefered it as a glass and porcelain shop.

Náměstí Republiky 2 & 3 - North - My Shop!
My favorite building on Náměstí Republiky in 1993
Photograph © Copyright 1993 Clive Porter

 

Náměstí Republiky 2, 2006
The back of number 2 Náměstí Republiky in 2006
Photograph © Copyright 2006 Eva Haunerová

 

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