I have landed in the Karlín neighborhood of Prague 8. It is referred to as the “Brooklyn” of Prague with good reason. Tree lined streets, magnificently restored old buildings, cafes, coffee shops and wine bars on every corner, all with a real neighborhood feel.
This is the entrance to my building on Křižíkova Street. It is a fine example of Art Deco that abounds in Prague, built in 1905.
But things weren’t always this way…..
In August 2002, Prague suffered one of its worst floods in history.
One of the hardest areas was Karlín. This is a view looking down my street, Křižíkova. But the flood had its upside. It spawned a renaissance of this neighborhood and led to the revitalization of businesses and the preservation of its gorgeous buildings. The work continues and I see reconstruction and new construction all around me.
In the coming weeks, I will introduce you, dear readers, to the various parts of mz neighborhood, which is already beginning to feel like home.
I love reading your descriptions and seeing the photos. Thank you, Penny, for broadening my brain!
Well, thanks for reading and following my posts Nancy!
Your building looks beautiful. You are so lucky!!! I look forward to hearing more about your neighborhood and your new life in Prague.
Now that I’m getting settled in, I hope to write more about life here in the city.
I’m so glad you took this opportunity to do something so meaningful. All us old folks should take a cue from you and move out of our comfort zone a bit. Love the beautiful photos.
Oh thanks Pat for the thumbs up! It’s not all been easy but so worth it!