Tagged With "Prague"

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The Eagle Has Landed

PHeymont ·
The Eagle Has Landed
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Roast Carrots with Mustard Ice Cream

PHeymont ·
Roast Carrots with Mustard  Ice Cream
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Black Beer, Prague

PHeymont ·
Black Beer, Prague
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Prague's old station rotunda

PHeymont ·
Prague's old station rotunda
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On the Way to Prague

PHeymont ·
On the Way to Prague
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Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague

PHeymont ·
Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague
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Postcard view: Charles Bridge

PHeymont ·
Postcard view: Charles Bridge
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Spires of St. Vitus Cathdral

PHeymont ·
Spires of St. Vitus Cathdral
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Forever blowing bubbles...

PHeymont ·
Forever blowing bubbles...
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Inside Prague Castle

PHeymont ·
Inside Prague Castle
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At St. Vitus, Prague

PHeymont ·
At St. Vitus, Prague
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Re: Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

HistoryDigger ·
How did I miss the pickled dodo bird when I went in 2012? One of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Great photos. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

DrFumblefinger ·
The dodo bird is sitting in a glass jar in the hallway outside this great library. It's a long hallway, but it's there. I'm thinking with a little recombinant DNA technology, we should be able to pull some cells from that dodo bird and bring it back to life? (Would work if it's in formalin, but not if its in alcohol). But maybe it's best to leave well enough alone.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

HistoryDigger ·
Lovely pictures. I appreciate knowing the details too. My family and I spent a week in Prague and and enjoyed every slow day. We rented an Old Town apartment through VRBO and were happy with the quiet, rooftop location three minutes to the square but quieted enough not to feel pressed by tourists. Lobokicz Palace museum was a highlight for us all. http://www.lobkowicz.cz/en/
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Re: Wandering in Prague

Travel Rob ·
A wonderful piece! I'm always struck by the contrast of Prague now vs when I spent time there in the late 1980's.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

IslandMan ·
nice post, PH...such a beautiful city
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 31, 2014: Prague's Astronomical Clock

Racing_snake ·
Definitely worth seeing. Been there several times and it's always fascinating. I believe it's the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. )
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually keep my eyes up, but do glance down from time to time. These are on the sidewalk in the town of Banff. Probably not functional manhole covers, but "art under the feet".
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

PHeymont ·
Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them?
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them? The streets crossing the main street in Banff (Banff Ave) have them, although I don't believe all the streets in town have them. I expect they're just up on the main pedestrian areas of town. But I agree, they are nicely done.
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
In Tokyo, They also use the covers for Fire Hydrants,something I haven't noticed before
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
Thanks to you Paul, I'm now taking a lot of photos of manhole covers and birds on statues. Really some interesting things I never paid much mind to before. Here's a couple more manhole covers. I'll add the my statue birds on your next story. In Oslo Fire Hydrant in Tokyo
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Re: Roast Carrots with Mustard Ice Cream

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a combination I never would have dreamed of.......
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Old Town Prague, from Petrin Tower) Prague (pronounced and spelled Praha on local maps) was a city I’d wanted to visit for almost 2 decades, ever since the Iron Curtain collapsed at the hands of the Velvet Revolution. ...
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral from Petrin Hill) This is a continuation of my blog on Prague; you can find part 1 by clicking this link. 2) Castle Quarter (Hradcany).  The first castle in Prague was built on the west...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 31, 2014: Prague's Astronomical Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most popular tourist attractions in the historic and beautiful city of Prague is situated on the southern wall of its City Hall, in the Old Town Square.  This is where you'll find the city's famous astronomical clock,...
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Wandering in Prague

PHeymont ·
Prague draws a lot of visitors these days, drawn by its picturesque historic center, its cultural elan, its beautiful river setting, its long and varied history...and maybe also just because everyone else is going. We went there a few years ago (2003,...
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Life on the Vltava: Where Gumbo Was (#49)

PHeymont ·
    Gumbo likes the idea that there are many places that look alike, and yet have some "feel" of their own that sets them apart.  Experienced travelers looked and placed it in several different locations...none of them bad guesses. But...
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Gallery: Signs of Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
I love to photograph (what I consider) unusual details of the cities I visit, including architecture, decorations, statues, signs and symbols.  I often find these my favorite souvenirs of that destination.   I've previously presented a...
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Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the great things about visiting a city like Prague is having the opportunity to see and explore so many interesting historic sites.  As an example, our featured travel quiz, the Strahov Monastary.  Congratulations to TravelRob...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 8, 2014 : Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
    Prague features many monuments to the Velvet Revolution (the fall of Soviet Communism some 25 years ago); the most moving to me is  The Memorial to the Victims of Communism.   Situated at the base of Petrin Hill in the...
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From the Shoebox, a Gallery of Details

PHeymont ·
The pictures in this gallery are mainly architectural details—rooflines, entrances, windows—noticed in years of walking in cities and having my eye caught by a strong line, an unexpected contrast, an extended shape...I don't even always...
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Eurail kicks off new year with new plans

PHeymont ·
Eurail has enhanced its offerings for the new year with some new passes and some upgrades to existing ones. One of the best bits for families: children 4-11 now trvel free if accompanied by a pass-holding adult.   Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro...
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Prague's Jerusalem Synagogue: Where Gumbo Was (#129)

PHeymont ·
  In a city with some of the oldest synagogues in Europe, we wandered into one of the newest, just over a century old. It’s not far from Prague’s main rail station, and we passed it—and were arrested by its startling...
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More Art under Your Feet

PHeymont ·
In a previous  BLOG , we took a look at some of the world's most popular art, and in a form you'll not often find in museums, but can be found nearly everywhere: manhole covers. The best of them combine real art with civic pride and history....
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Prague hosts premiere of missing Mozart work

PHeymont ·
A press conference in Prague Tuesday will feature a long-lost work jointly written by Mozart and his rival Salieri. It was found in a Prague museum.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 30, 2014: Riding a dead horse, Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
Good King Wenceslas, he of Christmas carol fame, is a popular figure in Czech history.   Apparently the tale of his struggling through deep snow in the 10th century to give presents to peasants is true.  He is a revered Bohemian martyr and...
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Prague Castle's chief loses job over red underwear

PHeymont ·
Yes, that's what it says.   In addition to being one of Prague's, even Europe's, top tourist attractions, it's also the home of the Czech Republic president and other important offices. And, a week or so ago, the security importance of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 29, 2015: Forever blowing bubbles...

PHeymont ·
There's something about "bubble stuff" that makes children even of adults, and this young man in a park below Prague Castle seemed to be no exception as he created bubble after bubble, playfully chasing them or aiming them at others.   I love the...
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Prague for Photographers (and Instagrammers)

spacesXplaces ·
Prague is a popular city with photographers, but spacesXplaces shares some extraordinary different ways of looking at it, and some parts seldom seen.
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Going to Prague? You need new transit map

PHeymont ·
If you're on the way to Prague and you already have a map of the city's excellent tram and metro system...you should get a new one. And if you do get a new one, be sure it really IS new!   For a start, the Metro line A that connects to the #119...
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Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband checked out the Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady in Old Town, Prague.
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Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband fell in love with the city of Prague, and really enjoyed spending time on the famous Charles Bridge.
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The Wonder and Pitfalls of Prague’s Old Town

Guest ·
Marek offers some suggestions for things to see and do in Old Town Prague (sponsored content).
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Prague

PHeymont ·
Here's another odd Prague sign (although it may be gone by now, and the merchandise sold). We saw it on a large and perhaps-not-lovely street sculpture that was seeking a new home in 2003. It was also seen in a Gumbo blog a while ago...
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Prague

GarryRF ·
I always find that to see something of the history of a city you have to look UP ! The façade of latter day stores only reaches up one or two floors. But look above and you'll Gargoyles, Coats of Arms, Eagles and Shields and a thousand other pieces that tell a tale of a bygone time.
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Re: Prague for Photographers (and Instagrammers)

spacesXplaces ·
Thanks a lot! I'm really glad you like them, it matters a lot to me
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Re: Prague for Photographers (and Instagrammers)

spacesXplaces ·
it's a pleasure to be part of it!
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Re: Prague for Photographers (and Instagrammers)

spacesXplaces ·
This was my second time in Prague, the first was in summer and I can tell you the city changes completely. In winter it gets more mysterious and fascinating and you can take awesome pictures from the bridge but the best moment is at the sunrise or it will be packed with people. Thanks a lot for your nice words, they're really appreciated!
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Re: Prague for Photographers (and Instagrammers)

spacesXplaces ·
Thank you very much! I'm still learning though. I have an architectural and geometrical view of the world since this is my educational background but sometimes I get frustrated when I picture the final image in my mind but the lack of technique makes the shot different from what I wanted. But I'm working on it That bridge is stunning from every point of view, to me is more a matter of time, sunrise is the best moment to shoot it.
 
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