Hotel Thermal – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

The impressive Hotel Thermal in Karlovy Vary – the historic spa town in western Bohemia renowned for its mineral springs – was built between 1967 and 1976.

The 19-storey reinforced concrete complex was designed by Czechoslovakian architects Věra und Vladimír Machonin in Functionalist style influenced by Brutalism.

Since its opening in 1977, the Thermal Hotel has hosted the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The whole building is currently undergoing debated renovation works.

Spa Hotel Thermal Impossible Yellow Duochrome Third Man Records Edition / Polaroid 636 Closeup

Jiřího z Poděbrad metro station – Prague, Czech Republic

Named after the square above – and initially in fact called Jiřího náměstí – the underground station Jiřího z Poděbrad in Vinohrady, between Praha 2 and Praha 3 districts, serves the Žižkov Television Tower neighborhood.

Opened on 19th of December 1980 as part of the second section of metro line A, it was designed by architect Anna Hübschmannová for DP-Metroprojekt.

The vestibule and the pillars are tiled with marble, while the floors are paved in granite.
The tunnel is covered in fine anodized aluminium plates in a tasteful and stylish match of elegant peacock blue and shiny golden yellow.

The original escalator still carries passengers up and down the depth of 45 metres.

Jiřího z Poděbrad – Escalator down Fujifilm instax mini black / Leica Sofort
Jiřího z Poděbrad – Tunnel Fujifilm instax mini black / Leica Sofort
Jiřího z Poděbrad – Escalator up Fujifilm instax mini black / Leica Sofort