Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Corner view - transport

This nicely red and round tram, designed in 1960 in Prague, is what I take almost every day. Both cursed and beloved, the first for presenting the most ordinary everyday life, the second for being unique and pretty. It has seats of beautiful shape, very sixties ... and terrible to sit on.

Picture of the seats comes from here.

Don't be mistaken that the discarded types of trams end up on scrap heap. Golden Czech hands, somebody would say. These two bellow are garden houses, the last one is a beehive. The second one appeals to me personally (perhaps because of the trees in blossom around).



Masarykovo nádraží v Praze. The second biggest railway station after the main station. Might disappear from the Earth surface in few decades. Somebody would like to build on lucrative areas in the heart of Prague.

25 comments:

Francesca said...

Seeing those "repurposed" derailed train cars reminded me of a wonderful movie I saw ages ago: Harold and Maude!

isabelle said...

I would love to visit Prague ... may be one day ...

Ian said...

I liked travelling on the trams in Prague. Trams are becoming popular again in English cities.

Victoria said...

Great idea to reuse those trams! Our city is too small to have a tram but it looks like a nice way to travel :)

jane said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks! Hugs!-Jane

toutcequej'aime said...

Like Isabelle, I would like to visit this beautiful city.
I like tram.

isabelle said...

I reply here to your question : the kids toys are mainly Playmobil except the autorickshaw and the taxi bought in India and Thaïland ...

Crescent Moon said...

I think it would be wonderful to have one of those old train cars!
My sister-in-law and her husband went to Prague last year and loved it.

Bonnie said...

Neat neat pictures ! I love the last one !! I would love to visit Prague ... ah, so many places to visit ! So little time ...

Allison said...

I love the idea of a recycled tram as a garden house, I would chose the last one too simply based on the color. The seats look great from a design standpoint, but I can't say that they look great from a comfort point of view.

Lisa said...

Such beautiful photos! What a beautiful country.

Ritva said...

love your country.
somehow seems so familiar to me.

i like the way you put it!
thanks!

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Fantastic! I would love to see Prague!

caitlin said...

Oh my, I love these photos. Lovely job on your corner view. Very interesting.

trinsch said...

that is so cool - a little "tram cottage" :) great they get a second life.

Kari said...

I like how you show that the trams are reused. Very neat post.
Thanks for sharing.

Joyce said...

great photos! I love the red color.

raining sheep said...

I love the red seats too. and I love the red garden house.

MODsquad said...

Oh, this is fantastic!! We've dreamed of using cargo crates for housing in third world countries... the trams are a fantastic idea... they already come with windows!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!!

christinecho said...

We arrivez in Prag coming from Lisbon
We missed Lisbon a lot and trams helped us a lot.
I remember I began the book of the different or same between L and P.
Electricos in portuguese
Tramvaj in czech

christinecho said...

We arrived in Prag coming from Lisbon
We missed Lisbon a lot and trams helped us a lot.
I remember I began the book of the different or same between L and P.
Electricos in portuguese
Tramvaj in czech

state of bliss said...

I love trams a lot. We used to take them every time when visiting Prague.
Lovely pictures, great idea to use the old trams as garden houses :)

have a great day,
Kasia

denise said...

They are so beautiful! I love the re-used trams. And the last shot with the city and layers of dark metal tracks above each other is amazing.

epe said...

Your pictures from Praha are really great, tnahk you for sharing!:)

C.T. said...

Wow, I would love to sit on the tram and have a tour through Prague!! Thx for sharing, Carmie.