Updates: 04.06.2021 12:25
Released: 04.06.2021, 12:25
Prague – From today, Praguers can go on a trip to the center of Prague, the City Hall of Prague 3 had it recognized on the playground in the Balkans. The project follows the marking of the four poles of Prague, ie the most remote places in Prague in all parts of the world. The mayor of Prague 3 Jiří Ptáček (TOP 09) and the director of the Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) Ondřej Boháč, who is also the author of the idea for marking the Prague poles, spray-painted the bollard today in Žižkov. If people go around all four places and take pictures with them, they can pick up a badge at the IPR gatehouse.
“The main goal was to entertain people. I always thought that the navel of Prague is Prague 3 and now we have it calculated on a grain of sand. I really liked the project of marking the poles of Prague and Ondřej Boháč kicked me by telling me that the center comes to us in the Balkans, “said Ptacek.
The city center is at the intersection of the Prague poles. “There are a number of ways to determine the center of an irregular body like Prague, but this is the intersection of the poles of the poles. It is the only one of these ways that it is a public place. That is why we have chosen,” Boháč said.
The marking of the center follows the already marked poles of the city, ie the farthest body. The idea came during a lockdown due to the covidu-19 pandemic. “They told us to stay as far away from people as possible, and at the same time not to cross the district line. So I decided to go around the most extreme points with the children. I put it on Facebook and people wrote me to give them the coordinates that I want to go there too, so we finally marked the columns, “said Boháč.
All four parts of Prague are in public places. Exactly not only are the West Pole, where the narrowest point of Prague rises to the airport, and the East, where it is about 5 times closer to the tourist route at the request of the town halls of the surrounding municipalities. The reason was that wild boars began to appear in Úvaly on the square, who, according to the locals, scared tourists from the forest to the pillar marking the east pole of Prague.