Sunday, October 20, 2019

Don's Walk

Pretty soon it will be the 30th anniversary of the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia.  

Yesterday, the Brno Expat Centre held an event called "Don's Walk: Brno Then and Now 1989/2019."  It started off at Moravské náměstí at noon and lasted just over two hours.

It was a nice day and Don had plenty of insight on just how much Brno has changed over the last 30 years.  It was interesting seeing old pictures of the city compared to what's here now.  And of course there's the different street names.

The shop on "Victory Road" is now a Premod on Masaryk Street.

At the corner of Mečova and Dominican Square, which used to be called Friendship of Nations Square) was a parking area.  Now it's Velký Špalíček, a small shopping centre with a movie theatre.

I really enjoyed this kind of nostalgic walking tour of the city.  I'm sure that's there's much more to discover about Brno.

While not part of the tour, we passed by "Totalita" at náměstí Svobody which is a temporary exhibit to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

I've always seen photos and video of the protests in Prague.  But here's a photo of the people gathered together protesting in Brno in 1989.

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