This Was The Most Modern City In Czechoslovakia
welcome back to my channel so today i am in a town called Zlin in Czech Republic where a entrepreneur during the Czechoslovakian times had a vision to create a shoe business here and little did he know that his business would expand in 20 countries across the world today I've decided to come here and show you around this town which has history built around Tomas Bata so here is one of his stores here called Bata which they specialize in shoes it's really interesting this town I've got some more things I'd like to show you as well let's go what you can see behind me is a hill Tomas Bata had a vision that he would create a transportation for trains from setting to Zlin so this here was once flat they started building the hill and working on it to make sure that there was transportation from Vsetin to Zlin but unfortunately he passed away he died so there's no trains and he left the remains of the hill that would have been a railway going into Zlin so let's go have a look up and let's see the remains of the railway let's see how it looks at the top it's a very steep hill so here is the the hill which leads up to the railway which would have been a railway have a look and this is just generally my surroundings I'm going to the top to have a look to see if there's any railway tracks is left behind from this project this uncompleted project let's have a look it's very steep it's a very steep hill making my way up now this is a very steep hill you lot let's keep going right we're nearly at the top oh right okay and as you can see it has not been completed because this is the hill that the railway would have been transported to setting to saline but as I said Tomas Bata he had a vision that he would create the transportation when he was alive but he did not fulfil his vision because sadly he passed away have a look there's not even tracks here no railway tracks so for my investigation and for my research it's good to know that at the top there's nothing here it's just a very steep hill right this is how it looks from my surroundings you can see the the countryside the Wallachian hills this is what would have been a railway now as you can see seems like it's just for horses and not trains have a look good day right time to make my way down this bloody hill this is where we are now okay let's have a look closer what we've got here on the other side at the top of this bridge here it says 1935. see if you can get a closer look let's make our way through this tunnel which would have been an overhead railway path let's make our way through which now is just a really steep hill right so we are now at the other side of the the bridge and you can see on the other side are just houses a few houses let's make our way back through this town grew rapidly after Tomas Bata founded a shoe factory company in 1894. what they have inside is like shoes bags and here we are in Zlin and look also looks like a soviet mosaic before Bata's vision this town used to be not so populated due to the lack of jobs here and the lack of houses and when Bata created his vision he created houses for his employers that worked in the shoe factory and that brought more more business here in this town straight ahead in that direction stands a church here stands behind me is Zlin theatre and the name of the theatre is called town theatre Zlin wow what do we have here looks like a mosaic bold and bankrupt come and check out these soviet mosaics here in Zlin right now I am in the square here in Zlin I'd like to show you it looks like they're setting up for the market do you speak english yeah speak english don't speak czech uh small do you have the cheese the stringy cheese cheese yeah it's korbacik cheese I don't know the products you don't know okay the cheese is not my speciality okay we have the fish the wine the wine I know and you have sausages as well you have the oil the Sicilian oil of olive extra virgin yeah they are the suino uh-huh and where are you from Albania and these products here are from Albania? Sicily.
interesting yeah maybe I will come back after my video to try some of the stuff yeah all right though ciao here we have like a small market where they have clothes as you can see the square here in Zlin I can smell the wine in the air smells nice I can smell bread cheese wow look at the big bread gotta have a look at the bread wow never seen bread this big before wow have a look at that very big that's like the biggest bread I've ever came across hello you speak English I'm just blessed all my friends I'm just the bookish on the table that is like the biggest spread I've ever seen tomato and what do you have olive tomato and olives okay I will make my video and come back when my hands are less busy ciao and here is the council for Zlin I'll come back for the hens check this out look book box instead of a phone box they have books inside this city is home to Tomas Bata's university which opened in 2001 here we are now I am now approaching Tomas Bata's university here in Zlin and here behind me stands a monument of Tomas Garrigue Masaryk aha I gotta get some ... while I'm here let's do this hello great man great nice to see you I'm just buying some ... can we take a photo with you yes you can absolutely nice for your shopping centre there's a pub called Budvarka and they are studying which is made uh it is called Navratilova okay and it is it's like one of the best no it's us in horchata republic it's like multiple times okay back on the journey look at my surroundings right here we are at this bistro yes so I'm gonna get my food here it smells really nice as I was passing look at this have a look what I got let's dig in yum yum wow delicious um what are your thoughts of the food nice nice food yeah you speak good english as well four years in US that's the shop so if you're ever hearings lean you've got to check it out isn't that right boys check the food out there it's awesome Andre traveler all of these buildings here that are surrounding me were built by Bata during his times have a look there's one of his buildings there in the distance I'll show you a closer look and as you can see there are more buildings here in the surrounding area behind me Bata became the leading manufacturer and marketer of footwear in Czechoslovakia in 1922.
and all of these buildings here still that are surrounding me were the manufacturers for the Bata as you can see they still have the numbers on the top like that one says number 14. and there's more going along down this road behind me stands the Bata museum Bata institute gallery museum and here is the tourist information centre and I can just see like all of the old buildings that were built up during the Czechoslovakian times and they hadn't been knocked down they've been used for another purpose but during the days when Tomas Bata was around these were manufacturers straight ahead I can see a really old manufacturing building it's very interesting this town especially if you know the history Tomas Bata was inspired by another entrepreneur goes by the name of Henry Ford that's where he gained his inspiration from and he was able to come up with his business ideas yes he actually went to America to visit henry ford to work in his factory so he learnt his skills from henry ford hey how are you okay Where are you from this area? No no from Ghana. From Ghana? yeah all right you speak Czech? no but you also speak Czech yeah you both doing phd awesome I'm just doing document for my YouTube channel about Tomas Bata the um manufacturer of the shoe company showing the history check out my channel if you want to yeah Andre traveler that's you yeah yeah okay I'll subscribe to you all right subscribe man yeah cheers take no Español you speaking Español uh see see all right man have a great day man here is the Tomas Bata memorial building have a look this is a building of his memorial actually it says it on the side let's have a closer look here stands Tomas Bata memorial here in Zlin he was tragically killed in an aircraft in 1932. it would be really interesting to see if it was open let's have a look closed Bata memorial the memorial is an open on monday so unable to show you so until next time ciao