Rašín Embankment by Tavík František Šimon - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.241 E 014° 24.848
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Rašín Embankment by Tavík František Šimon
Waymark Code: WM18G68
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 07/29/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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You will find Rašín Embankment on the right bank of the Vltava River. It consists of a sequence starting with the Vyšehrad tunnel, through Výton, where it crosses the Railway Bridge over to Palacký Square ending at the Palacký Bridge.

In addition to transport the so-called náplavka – the pedestrian zone – runs along most of its space. On the waterfront there is a marked cycle route and it also serves as a great walking promenade. Here, you will find several docks for cruise boats. It also regularly hosts farmers markets where you can buy products from the Czech farmers. The waterfront is also a thoroughfare to the operation of trams and cars. The length of the waterfront is roughly 950 m.

During its existence Rašín Embankment bore different names (e.g. Podskalské Embankment from 1919 to 1924, Vltavské Embankment from 1940 to 1942, Reinhard Heydrich Ufer 1942-1945, and Frederick Engels Embankment 1951-1990) and was divided into different sections.

The section from Palacký Square to Jirásek Square was rebuilt in an embankment in the 70s in the 19th century and was first named Palacký waterfront. The section from the Vyšehrad rock to Palacký Square was rebuilt into an elevated embankment in the early 20th century and it was first named Vyšehradské Embankment. In 1990, the two parts merged under the name Rašín Embankment.

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Tavík František Šimon (13 May 1877 in Železnice – 19 December 1942 in Prague), the author this painting, was a Czech painter, etcher, and woodcut artist. Born František Šimon, he later adopted the additional name 'Tavík', which was his mother's maiden name, generally signing his work T. F. Šimon. Largely ignored during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia, his work has received greater attention in recent years.
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Artist: Tavík František Šimon

Date of Your Photograph: 05/06/2023

Medium of Painting: lithography

Date of Painting: Not listed

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