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Dec.22.2011
Thousands follow Václav Havel's casket on final journey to Prague Castle Along the entire route from Prague Crossroads in the Old Town over Charles Bridge and up to Prague Castle people lined the streets. (ČTK) The atmosphere in the capital was somber on Wednesday as thousands of mourners followed...
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Dec.21.2011
"Attracting the attention of invading armies ... objects in precious metals were the first to disappear from a household ..." -The Lobkowicz Collections, on the value of their family's vast decorative arts collections   The Prague Castle, the Lobkowicz Palace at the right-hand end in creamy...
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Dec.14.2011
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” – Matt Hardy I have always loved beautiful photographs; I’m the kind of  soul who thrives at the sight of something that takes my breath away. Photography books,...
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Nov.14.2011
Of course I think of Kafka as being the quintessential international writer, but if the likes of John Banville want to claim him as Irish - I'll lift a jar to the sentiment. But I will point out that Kafka set one of his novels in North Amerika and not Ireland. Franz Kafka Photo by: Archive...
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Oct.26.2011
I'm not sure what Kafka would think of these. The metallic, moving head is more his style, though I believe he would smile at the pissing men (particularly as they are in front of the museum dedicated to him). Kafka - as I do take pains to point out - had a full-blown - if odd- sense of humour....
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Oct.21.2011
From the first day that she and her husband moved into their Prague flat overlooking the botanical gardens and the Vyšehrad Chapel, she was drawn to the abandoned building across the way, with its back side facing their picture windows. First, it began as a mild interest. She would smoke her...
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Oct.20.2011
  Kafka statue in Prague     Probably not. Kafka was very health conscious and chose the route of natural foods, and none of them were very fancy. He once had a stint of following a particular doctor who advised chewing each mouthful 100 times. Kafka rarely drank alcohol, and then...
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Oct.12.2011
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.   Traveling via water taxi, Venice, Italy Travel is my thing. I love seeing new places, eating new foods, meeting new people, and experiencing new things. Maybe the travel bug...
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Oct.03.2011
Edith Pargeter: an English novelist in Prague by David Vaughan   This week would have been the 98th birthday of Edith Pargeter, an English writer who translated many of the Czech classics. You may well have come across her under the penname Ellis Peters that she adopted for much of...
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Sep.21.2011
Bus stop shaped as Kaplicky´s "octopus" library unveiled in Brno   Brno - An original bus station shaped as a miniature of the late architect Jan Kaplicky's draft design of the National Library in Prague, dubbed "Octopus," was unveiled at a housing estate in Brno today   The champagne-...