Places in Czech Republic


Sušice is the town that I had assigned to September in my photo project for this year and today I am here to share some of the photos I took there. I opted for sharing 35 photos again, as in my previous posts related to this project.

Sušice with its about 11,000 inhabitants is quite a big town featuring the Otava river, buildings both old and new, several churches, a chapel of guardian angel, several factories and plenty of streets to be walked. Many people pass through the town when heading to Šumava mountains to enjoy hiking or skiing. The town itself is even called a gateway to Šumava because it is situated close to the boundaries of the nature conservation area Šumava.

In the town, there used to be a factory producing matches, it was named SOLO Sušice. After 169 years the production was closed in 2008 and the town lost one of its symbols. I dare say that not just the town but the whole country as everybody knew and used SOLO Sušice matches here and also there were many collectors collecting the variety of SOLO matchboxes and pictures decorating them. I admit that although I have taken a few photos of the dilapidated factory, they made me sad and I did not find the will to include them in the following collection, especially as there was so much more to show.

Let me remind you that the following selection of my photos is not meant to be any representation of the town, it just reflects the variety that captured my attention.

Click on the photos to enlarge them if you want to see more.