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June 7, 2019

50 Beautiful Color Pics That Capture Street Scenes of Prague in the 1980s

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia.

Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city  has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.  Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history.

Prague in 1987

Prague is home to a number of well-known cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad.

The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.

Prague is one of the most liveable cities in the world, and the most liveable city in former Eastern Bloc (except Berlin), ranking ahead of St. Louis, Hong Kong and others.

These beautiful color pics were taken by Simon K that show street scenes of Prague in 1987.

A tram travels through the Nové Město

A back street in Josefov, the Jewish district

A busy day in the Nové Město

A coachload of students disgorges onto the plaza of Hradcány castle, with Prague city centre beyond

A flower stall in the Staré Město

A night tram enters Václavské Námesti past the Dům Dětsky department store

A restaurant in the Nové Město

A Skôda turns on a sixpence in the Nové Město

A small corner of the Old Town

A tram inches along Spálená in the Nové Město

A tram stop in Maléstranskě Náměsti.

A tram stop in Maléstranskě Náměsti

A tram stop in the Nové Město

A tram stop in the Nové Město

A tram trundles along Jindrisska in the Nové Město

A tram trundles along Jindrisska in the Nové Město

A tram trundles at a leisurely pace through the Nové Město towards the National Theatre

A tram trundles through the blackness of eastern Prague

A van being unloaded in the Jewish district

A vegetable stall in the Malé Náměsti

A view from the Powder Tower

A view up Nároni Trida to the National Theatre and the Nové Scena

A water melon stall in Maléstranskě Náměsti

Barrels of beer are rolled to the front of the Koruna hotel under a sign extolling the virtues of state socialism

Church of St Ignatius, just off of Charles Square

Dům Dětsky department store on the corner of Nároni Trida

In the Old Town

Jindrisska, Prague

Karlovy Trida looking towards the Bridge Tower

Karlovy Trida through the Bridge Tower arch

Maiselova was once a principal road in the Jewish Ghetto, now Josefov

Ná Mustku street scenes

Ná Príkope runs from the top of Václavské Námesti towards the Powder Tower

Narodni Trida from Václavské Námesti

Nové Město street scenes

Nové Město street scenes

Our Lady of Loreto church in the Hradcány district

Shoppers in a quiet street linking the Charles Bridge to Old Town Square

Široka runs through the former ghetto, now Josefov, the Jewish district of Prague

Square in the Old Town was lined with little cafés and second-hand bookshops

St. Vitus Cathedral peeps above the houses of Malé Strana, with the Charles Bridge statue of St Philip Benizi in the foreground

Staré Mesto street scenes

Staré Město street scenes

Students and shoppers cross the Charles Bridge at lunchtime. St Nicholas church is in the background

The Charles Bridge as it was in the days before Prague was discovered by mass Western tourism

The children are playing in an empty market stall in the Rykíssa district

The Old-New Synagogue on Pariszke in Josefov, Prague's Jewish district

The two children are playing by workers' flats around the Moser glass factory in Karlovy Vary

Václavské Námesti street scenes

Václavské Námesti street scenes




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