Originally 'Baťovany' when it was created in the 1930's, this town (now in modern-day Slovakia) is currently known as Partizánske. I took this shot to show that the current coat of arms for the town reflects it's history;
Jan Antonín Baťa originally set up a shoe factory here and created what is now the main town after his brother Tomáš Baťa's death. The Baťa mission statement was to provide welfare and fair working conditions for it's workforce - something companies these days could learn a great deal from, as Baťa factories were always a success. Families were provided with accommodation and babies who were born during employment were given bank accounts and deposits by the Baťa corporation. I imagine if they made a film about the Baťa family, it would probably be in the style of Schindler's List.