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prague calendarium hand painted astrological graphics in concentric circles

Prague Calendarium

Prague Calendarium When people see the Calendarium they think that they are looking at the Astronomical Clock. Actually the Clock is above it and was there first. The Calendarium was added around 80 years later. The first mention of the Calendarium is in 1490. What Does It Do? Although it is far less technical than … Read More

prague charles bridge portrait artist drawing a caricature of a young girl with ginger hair

Charles Bridge Portrait Artists

Charles Bridge Portrait Artists There are some seriously talented artists in Prague and several of them can be found on Charles Bridge during the year. The signage on their easels should make it clear what the pricing will be and material options etc. It also makes it easy to point at what you want. But … Read More

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Prague Jan Nepomuk Statue

Jan Nepomuk You’ll see his statue in every published guide but there are other things to look for and understand. This post will give a brief timeline and background of Jan Nepomuk so you know how he came to die but mostly it’s about the icons on the Charles Bridge and how to recognise a … Read More

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Prague Tower Park

Prague Tower Park Recreation Area On the Prague TV Tower post I mentioned this place because although Prague Tower Park would not normally be on your list of places to visit, you will appreciate combining the TV Tower and Tower Park. When I worked at the TV Tower in 1996/7 this was a public park … Read More

prague astronomical clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Wonderful Prague Astronomical Clock Imagine a guy turning up at your office with an idea for putting a huge clock on the outside. It’s going to cost loads of money, it’s going to break down a lot and only 3 people in the next 400 years will know how to fix it. Well the … Read More

John Lennon Wall Prague

John Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall in Prague – A History One of many in the world, the John Lennon Wall in Mala Strana is one of the “cool” places to visit in the city and everybody wants a picture from here but the history is no less interesting. Post 1948 the wall of the compound of the … Read More