Kosice and Prague, September 2016

Five days spent in Central Europe, starting with a brief visit to Kosice, Slovakia’s second city, before taking the sleeper night train to Prague in the Czech Republic.

Kosice has a central street (Hlavna ulica) running north to south, rather than a main square
State Theatre, Kosice
St Elisabeth Cathedral, Kosice – Slovakia’s biggest church and one of the most easternmost Gothic cathedrals in Europe
In the 14th century Kosice became the first town in Europe to be granted its own coat of arms
Eden Arena, home of Slavia Prague football club
View from Vysehrad towards Prague Castle
Rychtar on the Vltava
Central Prague
An anti-immigration protest of some kind in Wenceslas Square, Prague
Peering into the Generali Arena, home of Sparta Prague football club
Outside the Generali Arena
The Strahov stadium in Prague, built during the inter-war period to host large-scale gymnastic events. With a capacity of more than 200,000 it is largely considered the largest stadium ever built
The Strahov is no longer in use as a stadium, though the pitches are used as a practice facility by Sparta Prague football club
The ventilation tower for the tunnel that runs underneath the Strahov stadium
Strahov stadium concourse
Strahov stadium, east side
Strahov stadium inside
Strahov stadium, west side
‘No entry during training’
Krymska street, a popular place for bars
Typical housing blocks in Stromky
Morning in Prague, the junction at Zelivskeho
Prague metro
Zelivskeho metro station
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NME Awards 2016, Brixton

I bought some tickets for the cheap seats upstairs for the NME awards. Coldplay picked up the Godlike Genius award and played a short set. There was also a song from Foals, a tribute to David Bowie, an appearance from Yoko Ono – and the singer from Bring Me The Horizon ended up standing on some tables.