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March 7, 2018
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BLACKBLACK – a collection of striking geometric jewellery

Delicate but distinctive 3D printed geometric jewellery with a black coloured metal chain.   Stagbeetle—backdrop necklace Wildebeest—geometric necklace  
March 2, 2018
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National Theatre Prague – rooftop

National Theater rooftop In the exterior, the loggia stands out with Corinthian columns above the main entrance, preceded in front of the building. It bears the statues of Apollo and nine Muses by Bohuslav Schnirch. On both stair pylons there are horse trigas with goddesses of Victory, which were mounted in 1911. The original trigas by Schnirch were destroyed in a fire and consequently they were newly created by his disciples, sculptors František Rous, Emanuel Hallmann and Ladislav Šaloun.
March 1, 2018
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Prague Wenceslas Square

Kind of Paris Champs-Élysées :). Just kind of, of course. BUT Prague Wenceslas Square  is really a boulevard/avenue, measuring 750m long by 60m wide. The history of the square goes back to 1348, when Charles IV (Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor) designed it as a horse market. After 600 years it is now a national symbol and the place where most demonstrations take place. It’s a perfect place for going shopping, meeting friends or just hanging out. It is in fact one of Praguers’ favorite meeting places (“at the Horse’s tail”) and a great spot to start your itinerary around the city. At the top of Wenceslas Square, there is the monumental National Museum, and just off to the left is the Prague State Opera. Shopping Wenceslas Square is not only the home of Czech history and the cultural centre of Prague, but […]
February 15, 2018
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Café Louvre, Prague

Café Louvre Prague Café  Louvre Prague – a café with a wide selection of breakfast menus and free newspapers is open from 8:00 a.m. We serve traditional Czech cuisine as well as small and light meals from 12 noon. We respect the tradition of coffeehouse games, and therefore you can borrow a chess set or play billiards in the Billiard Hall on one of the four tables. In the summer, you can use the summer terrace. Open: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Café Louvre premises are often chosen for various corporate and cultural as well as social events: press conferences, training seminars, business meetings, record and book launches, exhibitions, vernissages, company parties, private celebrations and the like. The layout of café´s premises and our long experience in gastronomy represent an ideal match for any event. From Tripadvisor.com […]
February 12, 2018
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St. Nicholas Church, Prague

St. Nicholas Church The Church of St Nicholas, the most famous Baroque church in Prague, stands along with the former Jesuit college in the centre of the Lesser Town Square. Today’s Church of St Nicholas is one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. Construction lasted approximately one hundred years, and three generations of great Baroque architects – father, son and son-in-law – worked on the church: Kryštof Dientzenhofer, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer and Anselmo Lurago. Although the church underwent certain developmental transformations, the resulting building is an architectural gem. The diameter of the dome is an impressive 20 m; the height inside the church to the top of the lantern is almost 57 m, making it the tallest interior in Prague. Highlighting the unique aesthetic impact of the building is the direct connection of the adjacent slender […]
February 12, 2018
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The “FERDINAND II” exhibition in Waldstein Riding School, Prague

Billboards in front of the Waldstein Riding School inviting to the “FERDINAND II” exhibition Date: 03.11.2017 – 25.02.2018 Place: Waldstein Riding School
February 9, 2018
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The Gothic Tower of the Old Town Hall, Prague

The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock – known as the Orloj – where, every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear. The Old Town Hall Tower is undergoing general repair. While its observation deck is open to public, the Prague Astronomical Clock will be repaired in 2018. Starting the 8th of January, the medieval clock will be taken apart. It will be back in place in August 2018.
February 8, 2018
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Find out the secret of Charles Bridge and return to Prague one day!

Do you want to return to Prague some day? Do not forget to touch the statue on this bridge!  A legend says that if you touch the statue of a dog at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk (sv. Jan Nepomucky), you will return to Prague. The most famous sculptures on the Prague Charles Bridges: John of Nepomuk – created by M. Braun, F. M. Brokof. Christopher – created by Emanuel Max. St. Christofer was strongman who came from Canaan. He served God – he carried on his shoulders pilgrims to the other side of the wild river. He carried also Christ who has taken the form of a small child. So this scene shows the sculpture. Francis Xavier – Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff formed the statue 23 years. Ludmila with a little Wenceslas – St. Ludmila has […]
February 7, 2018
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Astronomical clock, the Old Town Hall, Prague

    The medieval astronomical clock Prague announces every hour with 12 apostles passing by the window above the astronomical dial. There are symbolic sculptures moving aside at the same moment. It´s one of the most visited tourist attractions in Prague. The Astronomical Clock consists of the windows with apostles at the top, the Astronomical Dial, which is the oldest part, the Calendar Dial underneath and various sculptures around. Figures of Apostles The wooden figures of apostles with their attributes appear in the windows every hour, while at the same time some of the sculptures begin to move: the Death holds its hourglass and beckons to the Turkish man sculpture, which shakes its head in response. There is Vanity portrayed as a man with a mirror and Miserliness as a man with a moneybag, shaking a stick. The other statues, that don´t move, […]
February 6, 2018
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Prague architecture diversity

Prague architecture diversity The greatest treasures of Prague are the architectural and artistic monuments. They are ranging in period from the Romanesque through the Gothic to the Baroque, Rococo, Classical, and Neoclassical. Prague architecture diversity… Romanesque architecture in Prague The most notable Romanesque monument is probably the 10th-century Church of St. George, behind the north wall of Hradčany. Gothic architecture in Prague To the west is its more massive successor, the basically Gothic St. Vitus’s Cathedral, the twin spires of which dominate the city skyline. Other Gothic monuments include the Týn Church on Staroměstské (“Old Town”) Square; the elegant Powder Tower, marking the former city walls in what is now the busy Příkopy shopping area; the restored Bethlehem Chapel, where Jan Hus preached in the 15th century; and the St. Agnes Convent, built in 1234 and notable for its collection of 14th-century paintings. […]