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    Czech Republic

    Prague

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Old Wastewater Treatment Plant

Old Wastewater Treatment Plant

National cultural monument of the Czech Republic Anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage UNESCO candidate of the Czech Republic The compound of the former mechanical wastewater treatment plant was in operation between 1906 -1967. Today, it illustrates the history of architecture, technology, and water management – specifically the treatment of wastewater in connection to the drainage of an urban area. The plant was built as a part of the Prague modern sewer system at the turn of the 19th century into the 20th. Wastewater was collected by a gravitational sewage system from all over Prague and treated before its outflow into the Vltava river. The sewage system improved the development of the city of Prague and its industry, and saved the population from water-borne diseases, as treatment ensured an ecological approach to nature. Prague became one of the technically best-equipped European cities in the early 20th century. The manager of the site (Tovarna z.ú. company) organises exhibitions, concerts, and themed programs involving operating steam engines. The importance of the original purpose, the extraordinary authenticity of the preserved original machinery, underground spaces, steam engines still in operation, precise work and craftsmanship of masons of this compound make the site a prime water industrial heritage site.
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John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall

Shortly after the assassination of singer John Lennon in 1980, this stone wall, located across from the French embassy, was converted into an impromptu memorial with a painting of the singer's face, candles, and lyrics from the Beatles. Soon, political graffiti criticising the totalitarian regime began to appear. Despite the authorities countless attempts of whitewashing the wall, they never truly managed to keep it clean for long. Today, the John Lennon Wall is an endless tribute to the freedom movement. It has lots of graffiti, drawings, and messages, and anyone that comes here is free to leave their contribution. This is also a great spot for photos.
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Obecní dům — Municipal House

Obecní dům — Municipal House

This Art Nouveau palace was erected after the right-wing revolution, which, during the second half of the 19th century, came to transform Prague into a modern capitalist city. Before the inauguration in 1911, all of the Czech artistic elite of the time helped create what is today one of Europe’s finest Art Nouveau monuments. The building was renovated from 1994-97 and houses the Smetana hall — a celebrated concert venue — as well as a gallery, a beer cellar, and a bar.
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