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empty bench seating at the riegrovy sady beer garden during the pandemic

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park If you look at a map of Prague and you find the main train station located roughly at the top and to one side of Wenceslas Square then you’ll notice that behind the station is a large green area that takes up approximately eleven hectares of land. This is … Read More

The Plaque to Thomas Vokes and William Greig on the Na Smetance School in the Prague vinohrady district

Thomas Vokes and William Greig

Thomas Vokes and William Greig, Scottish Heroes of the Prague Uprising On May 5th 2021 a memorial plaque was unveiled at the Na Smetance primary school in the Prague 2nd District of Vinohrady. Strangely it commemorated two British soldiers called Thomas Vokes and William Greig who fought with the Czechs during the Prague Uprising exactly … Read More

the memento mori street lamp pointing upwards to the nusle bridge

Memento Mori

Memento Mori Underneath the Nusle bridge in Prague is the Folimanka Park and in the park is a street lamp. At first glance it looks like many other street lamps until you notice that the light is pointing upwards not downwards. It is Memento Mori, the Memorial to the Nusle Bridge Suicides. Back in 2004 … Read More

plaque in cobble stones showing the name josef gabcik, his rank, military operation and date of birth and death

Operation Anthropoid Hidden Plaques

Operation Anthropoid – The Hidden Plaques 2018 For most people the story of Operation Anthropoid stops when the 7 soldiers are killed. Tourists will visit the Church of St Cyril and ST Methodius in Resslova street to see the church, to visit the crypt and to look at the window to the crypt from outside. … Read More

TonyAdams Prague Barber Shop

TONYADAMS Prague Barber Shop in Vinohrady I remember the days of walking into a barber shop in my home town, waiting in a queue of 10 people, reading a five year old gardening magazine, then being called over to a seat for my 15 minute haircut and then out the door. I have to say … Read More

ST Cyril and ST Methodius Church in Prague

St Cyril and St Methodius – Resslova From the metro station at IP Pavlova right down to the riverside I’m always bumping into people with a map in their hands, randomly turning it, looking for street signs etc and invariably when I ask if they need and help they’ll say that they are looking for … Read More

St Cyril and St Methodius crypt in prague

Prague Operation Anthropoid Crypt

Operation Anthropoid – Victory, Defeat and Remembrance In the past I’ve written about the Church of St Cyril and St Methodius and the single event in World War Two history that was called Operation Anthropoid. There’s a lot involved in the story including bravery, betrayal, sacrifice, justice and inspiration. Largely it’s the story of seven … Read More

Prague Dancing House

The Prague Dancing House – Fred and Ginger This building was opened in 1996 and a year later it was still a hot topic of conversation as to whether it was suitable for this location. True, all the buildings surrounding it were built between 1870 and 1890 but can anybody realistically believe that any “new” … Read More

Prague Burlesque at the Theatre Royal

Prague Burlesque at the Theatre Royal First a bit about the venue as it reflects the fortunes of the country itself. It opened in 1929 as the Maceška Theatre (later renamed to Illusion) at the height of what was called the First Republic in an age of Vaudeville, Cabaret and Burlesque. I’ve previously described it … Read More

University of New York in Prague – UNYP

University of New York in Prague – UNYP This is not NYU. The University of New York in Prague is a private business. It’s the largest English Language higher education institute in the country and has only existed as an accredited higher education institution since 2001 but it’s strength is in it’s partnerships. You’ll see … Read More