PhotoPOSTcard: Climbing to New Heights in Ostrava’s Bolt Tower

The Bolt Tower in Ostrava, Czech Republic is a unique glass cafe and observation tower that was built on top of what was once an ironworks blast furnace. The wrap-around glass walkway is meant to look like the fire that once burned for real in the metal producing furnace below. At 250 feet high the Bolt Tower is the highest point in Ostrava and provides the best views of the city, especially at sunset. Would you have the nerve to stroll this glass walkway?

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PhotoPOSTcard: Celebrating 100 Years of Stories

A local resident studies a photo exhibit depicting 100 years of Czech stories in Ostrava’s Masaryk Square. One hundred years ago, the Czech Republic was born as a nation. This year, the country is celebrating its centennial in a variety of ways, including a traveling photo exhibit from the archives of the Czech News Agency, which also started its existence 100 years ago. The exhibit depicts the last 100 years of stories in photos from the news agencies archives. The photo exhibit has been traveling to various cities in the Czech Republic throughout the year, including, as seen here, in Ostrava earlier this summer.

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