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Art for December 18th: Faceless

Anna Chromý, a Czech/Austrian/French/Italian artist has made several versions of the original Cloak of Conscience sculpture. This version, Il Commendatore, is in front of Estate Theatre in Prague, to commemorate the premier of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, on October 29th 1787. Picture … Continue reading

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Franz Kafka is alive, 90 years after his death

Franz Kafka, one of my all time favorite writers, died today 90 years ago, 4th of June 1924. I guess Kafka could not imagine that the world would get more and more surreal, kafkanian, after his death. Just read his allegorical short story “A … Continue reading

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Windows at Zámecká Street, Prague

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Windows, shutters and lattices at Zámecká Street in Prague, Czech Republic.  

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A building and a tree in Prague

Somewhere here.

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Happy National Day, Czech Republic!

With this picture of Prague Castle, claimed to be the largest ancient castle in the world, I concratulate Czech Republic  for getting independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire on October 18th, 1918. At that time Czech and Slovakia were united until they peacefully separated … Continue reading

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“These pizzas are too complicated for me!”

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The art and science of playing clarinet

The art. The science.

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Twisted buildings in Prague (pano #18-#21)

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is full of magnificent buildings. Here are a few of them, in slightly distorted form. (Click the images to see them in larger format.) Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Loreta (or Loreto) … Continue reading

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The green inspiration of artists at Prague, Czech Republic

Maybe the most fear and thus regulated alcoholic drink of modern times is absinthe. It has been claimed to be hallucinogenic or ‘mind opener’, and has been forbidden e.g. in USA where the ban to sell absinthe was lifted only … Continue reading

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