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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

family on a gondola in Prague hired from Little Venice on the vltava river with charles bridge in the background

Little Venice

Little Venice in Prague When you look at your tourist map of the city then find where the Charles Bridge crosses the river. On the Lesser Town side of the Charles Bridge you’ll find what seems to be a smaller river called the Čertovka Inlet (Devil’s Inlet). Where this inlet goes under Charles Bridge now … Read More

memorial plaque in prague for tank guards lieutenant ivan goncarenko of the red army

Ivan Gončarenko

Ivan Gončarenko Every now and again I start researching an apparently simple story which takes you in different unexpected directions. The story of a death of a soldier is not uncommon in Prague. It’s how he died, when and where, where he was buried then, where he’s buried now and how he came to be … Read More

monument to victims of communism in Prague lesser town, stone steps with bronze figures, wreaths and flowers

Monument to Victims of Communism

Monument to Victims of Communism If you are heading for the Funicular to take you up to Petrin Park then consider visiting the Monument to Victims of Communism as it is less than 200 metres away. Background Czechoslovakia formed in 1918 as a democratic Republic. After World War Two it was still a democratic Republic … Read More

animated submarine logo of the karel zeman museum in prague

Karel Zeman Museum

Prague Karel Zeman Museum Yeah!, I know what you’re thinking. I’ve put this post in the “Activities” section by mistake! Well get ready for one of the most unique things to do and see in Prague. If you’ve got any creative juices, any interest in film or you have kids in the 4-12 age group … Read More

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Prague New York Firefighters Memorial

Prague New York Firefighters Memorial When I sat down to write this post I thought I had “one or two” minor details to work out. Those “one or two details” took me on a journey through the internet, being inspired, being sad, being shocked and being grateful. This journey is ongoing. Nobody who still has … Read More

Prague Folklore and Medieval Tour Review

Prague Folklore and Medieval Tour Review The format of this type of tour is that you’ll be based in one place with unlimited beer/wine. They can both be fun and interactive so your choice of tour will determine the entertainment offered. For example on a Prague Folklore tour it will mostly be music/dancing and you’ll … Read More