Prague is usually becoming cold and grey at the beginning of autumn. It often puts me in the mood to wander around some not so much familiar places and discover something new. That was the case this Saturday when I took my camera and together with my five years old boy we went off to the train station to explore the area of Prague Reporyje and an Art Studio Bubec. The small train left Smichovske train station and slowly ran along the old railway alongside Prokopske udoli, the Prokop valley until it reached its destination after about 18 minutes.
Prague has many outskirts areas that are not familiar to tourists or even many Praguers and which look nothing like the visitors would imagine. Reporyje and the small area of Bubec is one those places. Fresh air and greenery are letting us know that we definitely left the city far behind. We follow our navigation and after a ten-minute walk, we arrive at what used to be a brick factory and now is an Art Studio Bubec.
Art Studio Bubec
The studio building is surrounded by a garden where are placed large metal sculptures made by a Czech sculptor Cestmir Suska. They are huge ornamental pieces that attract the attention of my boy immediately. He can not only look at them, but also climb inside them, look through them, and touch them. They are almost kids friendly sculptures in the way they keep inviting this direct interaction. These sculptures are part of the world that we can touch, inspect closely and play around. I instantly fall in love with them.
On the way back to the station, we stop at another unusual place, a playground full of large and original play climbing pieces for kids. Few more kids are running around playing tick. This visit to a new playground makes the day perfect for my boy and I take last few photos of him and the area. This was a very nice Saturday afternoon and we will be back! 🙂
And you can also read more about the Bubec Studio and growing art community.