"Soviet style architecture" Jablunkov Local Custom Tip by matcrazy1
Jablunkov Local Customs: 16 reviews and 16 photos
Excuse me, it's not only Jablunkov local custom but rather post-Soviet world architectural remainder - a kind of specific architecture easy to find from River Laba on the West (former western border of Soviet imperium) to far Siberia on the East - hmm... more than a half of globe.
Architecture of cities - even smaller towns like Jablunkov - on this part of the globe - outside historical oldtowns - is often very ugly. There are districts of never ending, huge, rectangular and often neglected apartment buildings, put one by one, each with hundreds of very small flats inside. There are flats/apartments, no stores or other businesses on ground floor there. There are seperate, heavy, 1-2 story and ugly buldings housing stores placed among usually at least 4-5 or 10 story buildings. Hmm... these districts may look nice only on pictures taken from far distance esp. when placed on green areas. Although many of them were painted in recent years but still not in Jablunkov as you can see on my picture.
Not so nice to live in small flats (often 4 or more member's family) in such crowded areas of hundreds anonymous neighbours with no place for privacy (yard/garden, I mean). But most of citizens live there. Although few of them managed to buy small, recreational house with small yard/garden somewhere outside such districts to spend weekends there.
I don't like to take pictures of ugly architecture but when I am in Czech next time I will take a few better pictures to show you what I meant above.
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