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Woman Took Photos of (Almost) All Prague Metro Stations in 13 Hours

02/16/2014 13:34:02 PM

If you like Prague’s metro, you will love the photos of Kate Seabrook. She spent 13 hours taking pictures of metro stations – more than any other tourist. Her final verdict sounds positive: My general perception of the Prague metro was ...

Prague Town Hall Dislikes Anti-Racist Use of Czech Flag

01/05/2014 05:26:38 AM

The project ”Selection Procedure for Czech-Roma Flag” has received negative responses not only from anti-Roma groups. The municipality of Prague 7 has now decided to prosecute the Slovak artist Tomáš Rafa for misusing the Czech flag ...

Bug or Feature?

12/31/2013 04:56:22 AM

The English word “about” has many meanings, one of them being “approximately” – in Czech: “přibližně”.

A Special Request

12/23/2013 00:00:38 AM

As you probably know, I don’t make money from this blog. If you have enjoyed reading the posts, I would be glad if you could send a few Kč (or $, €, £) as donation to my favorite non-profit organization. Survival in the Czech non-profit ...

Random Observations: Christmas Superstition and Freedom as in Beer

12/21/2013 07:03:24 AM

Christmas is moving closer, and like in most parts of Europe it’s indeed “Christmas”, not “the Season” or other names that are considered politically correct in other places. While observing this Pagan-turned-Christian e

The Cross Club Clockworks

12/20/2013 14:12:10 PM

The phantastic clockworks outside the Cross Club in Prague Holešovice have fascinated me from the first moment I saw them. You probably know the rotating lights when you have ever passed at night. I recommend to take a closer look during day ...

Well-Intentioned One-Way Road

12/17/2013 01:22:02 AM

Also in Prague, one-way roads are increasingly made accessible to bicycles in both directions. No doubt, a commendable step. Looking at the street signs, however, something doesn’t feel quite right…

Prague Cop With Romantic Streak

12/16/2013 14:11:03 PM

This officer’s initiative had a better impact on the Prague police’s image than many sophisticated campaigns.

Meet Mr. Immortal

12/16/2013 12:39:55 PM

The Czech language owes a new term to TV Nova: “Sériový sebevrah” – a person committing serial suicide.

Velvet Carnival

11/01/2013 13:48:31 PM

A short teaser for the Velvet Carnival on November 17 – certainly worth a visit:

A Finger on the River for the Castle

10/22/2013 06:59:51 AM

David Černý, the “general provocateur” of the republic, has sent a clear message to president Zeman when he let a purple finger float down the Vltava river, directed to the castle. Find further photos in this gallery.