NámÄ›stí Republiky – West

NámÄ›stí Republiky – West

Náměstí Republiky - West 1900
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 1900
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Náměstí Republiky - West 1942
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 1942
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Náměstí Republiky - West 1950s
NámÄ›stí Republiky – West in the 1950s
Photograph © Copyright George Krejci

 

Náměstí Republiky - West Year unknown
The west side of Náměstí Republiky (year unknown)
From a postcard

 

Náměstí Republiky - West 1991
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 1991
Photograph © Copyright 1991 Clive Porter

 

Náměstí Republiky - West 1993
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 1993
Photograph © Copyright 1993 Clive Porter

 

Náměstí Republiky - West 2006
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 2006
Photograph © Copyright 2006 Eva Haunerová

 

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Náměstí Republiky - West 1900
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 1900
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Náměstí Republiky - West 1993
The west side of Náměstí Republiky in 1993
Photograph © Copyright 1993 Clive Porter

The West side of NámÄ›stí Republiky has seen the most structural changes than the others. Just as with the Hotel Central (see the Hotel Central article for details) the above building was replaced by a less than pretty construction which doesn’t fit in with the rest of the square.

The most surprising thing for me is that the current building was present in the 1940s (see photos above). This seems to be a very modern design for the 1940s, doesn’t it?

To me it seems out of place – I’m sure that had it been surrounded by buildings from a different age and architectural pedigree, it would be a pleasure to the eye. By itself it is just that, but it doesn’t seem to fit in the context in which it stands. Which is a shame.

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