Shale Mines by Petr Bořuta in Nové Strašecí, the Czech Republic

Prague, its surroundings and the whole Czech Republic is full of bizarre places. Makeshifts which somehow have made it; to be out there for their purposes forever. Like this barely-standing hovel, made back in the Communist era. You can even see how unevenly the windows are placed. And for decades people are missing the stands for bikes. Nobody cares. For some reasons, I love all these quirky things.

Name:Petr Bořuta

Place you live: Prague, the Czech Republic

Place your photo was taken: shale mines in the hometown of my girlfriend − Nové Strašecí, the Czech Republic (a small town located just 45 kilometres from Prague)

Can you sum up Prague? If you look at most of the cities in Europe, they are very much the same. When you travel, you visit the same interesting museums, the same cozy restaurants or even the same boring shopping malls with the goods of the same international brands. Prague has been approaching to that sameness as well. But at least, there are still some hidden places. You just have to go outside of the center.

Occupation: Customers Ambassador

Preoccupation: nature & mysterious abandoned places

What is a perfect day? To get out of the buzz to the woods

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Look just above

A perfect meal? Traditional Czech soup kulajda made by my girlfiend’s mother.

What is the best thing about your spot? Abandoned places

What is the worst? Drunk hipsters

A little known fact about where you live? There is a biggest stadium in the world. The place is one of  the best kept secrets.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Muotkatunturi, Finland