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czech 19 korun postage stamp with the graphic image of film director milos forman

Milos Forman

Famous Czechs – Miloš Forman Ask the average person what film directors they have heard of and it will be a pretty short list including Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg I imagine. Now ask your average Czech person and they’ll probably reel off a dozen names off the top of their head without even thinking. … 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

Czech Memorabilia shop called Bric a Brac in the form of a street sign

Bric a Brac

Bric a Brac – Czech Memorabilia Imagine that you could transport yourself back in time to various decades of the 20th Century and see what sort of things you would find in regular Czech apartments. In Prague that’s pretty simple. You just go to a shop called Bric a Brac. The term “Bric-a-Brac” largely translates … Read More

platnerska red and white street sign in prague old town

Prague Streets – Platnerska

Prague Streets – Platnerska If you are heading from the Old Town Square to the riverside then one of the streets you could choose is Platnerska especially if you are staying at the Four Seasons Hotel. On a map, Platnerska is located to one side of the Klementinum. This area was best known for it’s … Read More

The Spot Cafe Lounge neon sign at Dlouha 13

The Spot Cafe Lounge

Prague Cafes – The Spot Cafe Lounge I visited the Spot Cafe Lounge on the recommendation of a friend who said it was smart, friendly and had a great menu. Of course I had to check this out along with my wife so we walked literally 200 metres from the Old Town Square to Dlouha … Read More

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

the interactive prague fake news lamp with aluminium frame

Fake News Lamp

The Prague Fake News Lamp The latest piece of interactive art in the city can be found attached to one of the arcades of the Municipal Library and to be honest unless you are looking for it you WILL walk right by it without noticing. To be accurate, you will walk underneath it because at … Read More

a street sign for paris street in prague old town

Paris Street Rebuilding the Prague Jewish Quarter

Paris Street – Rebuilding The Prague Jewish Quarter Before you start this post be sure to read Why the Prague Jewish Ghetto Was Destroyed. That post explained the reasons for the demolition. This post starts in 1887 with the plan for the rebuilding of the Prague Jewish Quarter into what you see today. Of all … 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

the neo-baroque style boccaccio ballroom in prague

Boccaccio Ballroom

Boccaccio Ballroom Prague is well known for being one of the centres for classical music in Europe and it has some stunning venues to enjoy. Mostly these venues are in churches or palaces but there are other options and the Boccaccio Ballroom is one of them. What’s Special About It? This area was redeveloped in … Read More