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Czech Republic

Don’t say Czechoslovakia as that country doesn’t exist any more. The Cezch Republic is probably best known for its capital of Prague and for its beer.

Prague Cathedral Gargoyle – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Prague Cathedral Gargoyle – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

The term gargoyle comes from the French term for “throat” which is very litteral in this drain spout on the Prague Cathedral. It is an oddly grotesque figure. Is it just me …
Wedding on the Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Wedding on the Charles Bridge – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

This photo was taken on the Charles Bridge in Prague in the Czech Republic. We were there the last week of June 2012.  As you know, the Charles Bridge and Old Towne are …
John Hus Ready for Christmas – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

John Hus Ready for Christmas – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

A statue of the first protestant reformer John Hus stands in the main square of Prague where he was burned at the stake for opposing the pope. But just because the story …
Mucha Stained Glass Window – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Mucha Stained Glass Window – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Today’s photo is a stained glass window by Alphonse Mucha in the Václav (Wenceslas) Cathedral in Prague in the Czech Republic. This window was created in  1931 by Mucha in the style …
Death of a Saint – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Death of a Saint – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

I could not find a reference for which saint is dying in this statue outside the St. Vitus Cathedral. But I would take a guess that it might be St. Vitus.
City Hall Astronomical Clock – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

City Hall Astronomical Clock – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

One of the popular tourist attractions in Prague is the Astronomical Clock on the City Hall. Legend has it that the Prague Councillors blinded the clock maker so that he would not …
A Guide to Short Breaks in Marienbad in the Czech Republic

A Guide to Short Breaks in Marienbad in the Czech Republic

I’m not averse to a little bit of luxury, so I was thrilled to recently discover the picturesque little Czech Republic Spa town Marienbad, or Marianske Lazne as it’s known in Czech, …
Guard at Prague Castle – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Guard at Prague Castle – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Czech winters are cold. Among the jobs I would not want would be standing outside very still on guard duty as this soldier was doing at Prague Castle. That little hut can’t …
Christmas Market – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Christmas Market – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

This is a picture of the Christmas Market in Prague that is held in the city square. What this photo does not show is how cold it was. What drives Czechs, who …
Museum of Communism – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

Museum of Communism – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

One of the most interesting museums that we visited on our trip to Prague was the Museum of Communism. This well laid out but small museum shows a peak behind the iron …