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the winged lion in prague cast in bronze on a granite plinth

The Winged Lion Memorial

The Winged Lion On one side of the Lesser Town is an area called Klárov. It has a small open area of ground with two monuments dedicated to World War Two. One of them is the Winged Lion. The Winged Lion is specifically dedicated to 2513 Czechs and Slovaks who fought as pilots and air … Read More

Luka Lu external summer garden with wooden floor and blue furniture

Luka Lu

Luka Lu Luka Lu has been here longer than me. I remember walking into this place and initially thinking that it was a Mexican restaurant because it was so colourful but one look at the menu and you’ll see it serves Balkans style food. It was started in this location by an Italian man and … Read More

Prague street sign in the lesser town that reads u zelezne lavky which translates as at the place of the iron footbridge

The Iron Footbridge

U Železné Lávky – At the Place of the Iron Footbridge On the Prague Fords post I explained how present-day Prague developed and grew based on the ability to be able to cross here between both sides of the river for much of the year using a number of fords. Later there would be a … Read More

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