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map showing location of historic vltava and kaprova prague fords now replaced by bridges

The Prague Fords

The Prague Fords It has always fascinated me how Prague has developed. On the walking tours I’m often asked the question about why the city of Prague originated in its current location. Anybody in the world will know the answer to this question if they understand their own geographical history. I was actually born in … Read More

infant jesus of prague in the church of our lady victorious

Infant Jesus of Prague

Church of Our Lady Victorious – Infant Jesus of Prague If you are Catholic then this will be one of the “must-see” locations for you but even if you are not religious it’s still a lovely and historic place to visit. Of course, the main attraction is inside about 20 metres on the right, the … Read More

prague street sign klarov

Prague Streets – Klarov

Prague Streets – Klárov Klárov is not just a street, it’s an area and today although it’s just a little park its importance to the history of Prague cannot go unrecognised. If you find the Malostranska Metro station on a map then the road directly in front of it is Klárov. It extends up the … Read More

prague water wheel on the certovka inlet with vodnik kabourek water demon

The Water Wheel and the Demon

The Water Wheel and the Demon If you are heading to the John Lennon Wall then you’ll likely come across a little bridge with a railing and its here that you’ll find the Water Wheel. If you look carefully you’ll find a character sitting on the far corner that Czechs call a “Vodník” and he’s … Read More

anastacia video pride deeper love with anastacia standing on stone steps with metal railing

Prague and Anastacia

Prague and Anastacia Video Filming Locations You’ll find many videos entitled “Anastacia – What Can We Do (Pride – Deeper Love)”. Now tell me on which Anastacia album you will find this track? I’ll save you some time by telling you not to bother looking because the fact is Anastacia never released this as an … Read More

The Traffic Light Alley in Prague Lesser Town. A narrow alleyway with steps leading down to the river vltava

Traffic Light Alley and Restaurant Certovka

The Traffic Light Alley and Restaurant Čertovka Over the years without doubt the most common question I get stopped in a street for is “which way is the Charles Bridge?”. Another popular question has different forms like “where is the little street with traffic lights?” or “where is the traffic light alley?” or “where is … Read More

klement gottwald addresses a crowd of people on the old town square in prague

1948 Communist Coup

1948 Communist Coup All over this website on the historical and political posts as well as many of the attractions you’ll see me refer to the “Communist takeover” or the “Communist coup d’etat” which is still referred to historically as “Victorious February” by our local communist party. It’s worth taking some time to see where … Read More

prague kampa museum on the riverside viewed from shooters island

Prague Kampa Museum

Kampa Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art There are several parts to Kampa Museum located in the old Sova Mills on Kampa Island. Primarily it’s the home of the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation and due to it’s permanent collection leaning towards Cubism and Abstraction it has acquired a reputation as being a modern art … 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

city street sign saying that you are entering the prague monument reserve and the prague unesco world heritage list area

Prague UNESCO

Prague UNESCO There are signs in the city like the one pictured that say you are entering the Prague Monument Reserve and hence, 95% of what a regular tourist would visit is in this area. As an old historic city you might expect several Prague UNESCO sites but you might not know that during the … Read More