Černá Pole, as observed and explained by Joe Lennon. Photo: Joe Lennon
Brno is full of talented people, and some of them are not originally from the Czech Republic. We introduce Joe Lennon, walking around and writing about Brno!
While most public events have been put on hold for a long time – there are no concerts, performances or exhibitions – the people who have art and creativity as part of their lives are still here. We decided to highlight these people through a series of articles and videos on our blog. Joe is one of them, writing about the city’s districts and various phenomena. “The reason I started writing was to try to understand places, to feel connected to them, and to feel like I belonged there, if only for the length of a poem, or an essay,” he explains. “Maybe I decided to live in the Czech Republic because it’s such a great place for walking! In the US, walking was difficult. It’s not just that the distances are huge; it’s also that so much land is private property, gated or fenced off. There’s nothing in the US even remotely similar to the network of walking paths we have here. For a walker, the Czech Republic is paradise.”