I said that I would eventually get around to some detail about the office. Well, here is my office. It's not much, but it's home - at least for 9 hours, 5 days a week. It is one of only a handful of offices that faces inward to a courtyard inside the "cube".
The courtyard is where the smokers congregate, so there is always activity down there (this picture was taken early in the morning). Also, the courtyard is not at ground level - it is actually on top of the first floor.
This is the 5th floor conference room where the daily 10:00 editorial meeting is held. It has a great view of the skyline of Prague, including the castle. If you look closely you can see the castle in this picture.
You get a sense of the strange architecture of our building in this picture. It's basically a three story building that had an addition of a fourth and fifth floor on stilts. Here is the view to the interior of the cube from the 5th floor. That's a Voice of America satellite dish. There is a neat patio area on top of the third floor, but I've never seen anyone out there. In the background you can see the top of the TV tower - another Prague landmark.
Here is our building from across the street on the steps of the National Museum. Again, you can see how the top two floors were added later.
Here is the view the other way from the steps of the National Museum. I'm basically about 30 meters from the top of Wensceslas Square - the heart of Prague.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007