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prague street sign that says 17 listopadu in the jewish quarter

Prague Streets – 17 Listopadu

Prague Streets – 17 Listopadu 17 Listopadu translates as 17th November. It’s an iconic date known by all Czechs so it’s hardly surprising that there will be a story behind it. 17 Listopadu is the road which links Paris Street with Jan Palach Square and runs alongside the Old Jewish Cemetery for almost half it’s … Read More

bourne identity filming locations in prague, jason bourne buys a lift in the mini

Prague and The Bourne Identity

Bourne Identity Filming Locations in Prague The first feature film of the original Jason Bourne trilogy was partly filmed in Prague in 2001 where you are led to believe you are in Zurich hence all the signage is in German. I’ve watched this film so many times and I knew most of the filming locations … Read More

Human League Tell Me When video being filmed at the prague Wallenstein Gardens

Prague and the Human League

Prague and the Human League The Human League were in Prague in 1995 filming support videos for the “Octopus” album. Their previous 3 albums had not been commercial successes and the Human League had been dropped by Virgin Records in 1992. They signed with the EastWest record label in 1994 to release Octopus. “Tell me … Read More

The Mission Impossible Prague Intro Filming Location Scene in 1995 before the flood protection changed the street level

Mission Impossible Prague

Mission Impossible Prague Filming Locations Unbelievably it’s been 25 years since the original Tom Cruise Mission Impossible was released in 1996. I personally did not see any of the filming because that was done in 1995 and I arrived the following year but I do know all the locations so I thought it might be … Read More

the scene from the linkin park video from the inside where the boy is sitting in the apartment

Prague and Linkin Park

Prague and Linkin Park Linkin Park was in Prague in 2003 filming videos for their second album called Meteora released in the same year. When I first listened to the album it was a bootleg copy from a stall in Nathan Road, Hong Kong. I thought “Breaking the Habit” and “From the Inside” were going … Read More

Film Review – Kolja

Film Review – Kolja Have you got Netflix? This is a post about a Czech film called Kolja that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1997 and is available on Netflix. I first saw this film in it’s original language i.e. Czech but with French subtitles (because I was in France at the … Read More

World War Two WIntons Children Memorial Prague

Prague World War Two Walking Tour

Prague World War Two Walking Tour NOTE: I’ve now moved all of my tour related pages over to the dedicated website at https://www.livingpraguetours.com where you can read about me, my ethos, the range of tours that I offer, the booking process, Reviews and FAQ etc. Any links below will direct you to that site. Duration: … Read More

Prague Certovka Inlet and Water Wheel

Prague Kampa Island

Prague Kampa Island Once the location of some of the poorest housing in the city, it regularly provided the backdrop for many post WW2 Czech films up to the late 1980’s. Now it’s a commercially developed historic area, very attractive, many things to see and do but not many residents live there any more. Kampa … Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius crypt in prague

Prague Operation Anthropoid Crypt

Operation Anthropoid – Victory, Defeat and Remembrance In the past I’ve written about the Church of St Cyril and St Methodius and the single event in World War Two history that was called Operation Anthropoid. There’s a lot involved in the story including bravery, betrayal, sacrifice, justice and inspiration. Largely it’s the story of seven … Read More

Prague powder gate, a gothic structure with a neo-renaissance facade

Prague Powder Gate

Prague Powder Gate – Gothic, Neo-Renaissance and Mission Impossible In Czech it’s called “Prasna Brana” so the literal translation is the Powder Gate (not Powder Tower). A statement of power and more practically, also a customs office, it replaced the much older “Mountain Gate” which had been part of the original old town defences but … Read More