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Rudolfinum Prague, home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Rudolfinum

The Prague Rudolfinum The grounds of the Rudolfinum on the Old Town side of the riverbank have not always looked so grand. Previously the site had been a nitrate bed, a riding school, a prison and a saw mill before construction started on the current building in 1875. 50 years earlier a bank called “Bohemiche … Read More

Prague Dancing House

The Prague Dancing House – Fred and Ginger This building was opened in 1996 and a year later it was still a hot topic of conversation as to whether it was suitable for this location. True, all the buildings surrounding it were built between 1870 and 1890 but can anybody realistically believe that any “new” … Read More

coat of arms made from bones, kutna hora all saints church, czech republic

Kutna Hora Bone Church

Kutna Hora Bone Church What’s in Kutna Hora? Once the second richest town in the kingdom you’ll be surprised at the quality of the architecture for what is really just a mid-sized provincial town. You’ll be interested in the Gothic St Barbara Cathedral, the Mint and the Church of All Saints (Bone Church/Ossuary) and organised … Read More

Villa Tugendhat in Brno

Villa Tugendhat (UNESCO) – Fascinating Story In the 1920’s, Czechoslovakia was in what is now called the “First Republic”. A time of wealth, creativity and boundary-pushing. No single place in the country is a better example of this period than Villa Tugendhat in Brno. It’s the story of three people, an architect with a clear … Read More