Birch trees

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Ostrava, 8.12.2017

© Pavel P.

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Report from AUTOBURZA

One Sunday morning in December. This flea market is open every Saturday and Sunday. Besides classic home junk this event specializes on cars. That’s why it is called AUTO BURZA. So, it was Saturday and I was heading to Ostrava to make some photos. I didn’t plan to go to this flea market, but I decided in the last moment and stopped my car right next to the entrance. I am glad I did. I spent there about an hour and made tons of photos. I selected 38 photos to publish here. Thought I have like five or six photos that are my very favorite.

Ostrava, Místecká ul, 10.12.2017

© Pavel P.

In the streets of (VII)…

…of Ostrava-Přívoz. Smokestack on some photos belongs to the coking plant OKK Koksovny. This district is poor. High density of Roma population. A couple of branches of Salvation Army for people in need is located here (nuns in the last photo). These poor districts are usually close to some factory or former coal mine. Locations that are not very attractive for living.

 

Ostrava – Přívoz, 10.12.2017

© Pavel P.

SLEZAN cotton mill

All of the photos in this set are made in old building which was formerly a cotton mill. SLEZAN. Building is empty and with no use for many years. City authority decided to open up the space for public for one month in September/October 2017. The empty building was temporarily used as an exhibiting space. Partly to showcase some modern art and partly to show history of textile industry in Frýdek-Místek. All textile factories in the city are now closed. I was happy to be able to se the interior of this building. It is one of many remaining in the city. Two buildings has been demolished recently.

I especially liked one little office, that was turned to look like it used to during socialistic period. So we were able to see a framed photograph of communistic president Gustav Husák or Vladimir Lenin.

Frýdek-Místek, SLEZAN, Těšínská ul., 23.9.2017

© Pavel P.