Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Spejbl


Speibl, originally uploaded by zsoolt.



by: Lauren1184

wikipedia:

Legendární česká loutka, kterou vyřezal plzeňský řezbář Karel Nosek údajně podle náčrtku prof. Josefa Skupy v letech 1919/1920. Datum prvního Spejblova vystoupení na scéně není přesně známo, došlo k němu někdy na podzim roku 1920 na scéně „Loutkového divadla feriálních osad“ v Řemeslnické besedě v Plzni, kde Spejbl vystoupil jako partner oblíbeného plzeňského Kašpárka v přídavku dětského představení, coby cvičenec na hrazdě. Dnes se na jeho vystoupení, včetně jeho synka Hurvínka můžete zajít podívat do Divadla Spejbla a Hurvínka, sídlícího v Praze 6, Dejvická 38.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Another time


Another time, originally uploaded by cuellar.


by: amgene415

Sunday, July 1, 2007

tiled house


tiled house, originally uploaded by the-father.



by: JoGabOlive3

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

prague_angle


prague_angle, originally uploaded by pucc.



by: cain9ine

Thursday, June 21, 2007

KRTEK!


KRTEK!, originally uploaded by popkiss.

The Mole on Intercity 49 to Rovaniemi.


the Mole,a classic cartoon from former Czechoslovakia
long long ago, I've seen it when i was a child, sweet and funny by: zierin

Monday, June 18, 2007

Kids of Praha


Kids of Praha, originally uploaded by SebaMaya.

Link to Prague / Link a Praga: flickr.com/photos/sema/sets/72157594350446928/

Uploaded by SebaMaya



Hmm surfování na vltavě za pomocí dynamitu:-D by: henryalvafafnbach

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dali in Prague


Dali in Prague, originally uploaded by George*50.



shortmovie to the sound of R.E.M.'s "leave", Pictures taken in Prague | edited on a Mac with Final Cut Pro
by: silentfishcruise

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Na shledanou/Arrivederci a Praga


Na shledanou/Arrivederci a Praga, originally uploaded by Frengo.


24 hours well spent



Approach and landing runway 24 at Prague. Uploaded to youtube
by: nevim69

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Nilton Neves


Nilton Neves, originally uploaded by i-boy.

Pro sk8r Nilton Neves taken from a series in Prague.
For more photos like this, visit www.crossprocess.com



A Trip to Prague for the Mystic World Cup with the US RedBull Skateboard Team in July 2006. Featuring Pro Skaters: Zered Bassett, Joey Brezinski, Benny Fairfax and Danny Supa. Filming and Editing by RB Umali by: rbizness

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

St. Nicholas


St. Nicholas, originally uploaded by cuellar.

A spiral study on baroque.
For Nicolas Marina.



The Central Islip High School Concert Choir performs WAKE, AWAKE on their European Tour. This performance was in Prague at the St. Nicholas Church at Old Town Square. (John Anthony, Director)
by: JAnthony37

Old Town Square was designed by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and completed in 1735, replacing an earlier parish church, mentioned in records dating back as early as 1273.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Prague, Czechoslovakia - 1968


Prague, Czechoslovakia - 1968, originally uploaded by cfarina.



V noci z 20. na 21. 8. 1968 prekročili vojská piatich štátov Varšavskej dohody SSSR, PĽR, BĽR, NDR a MĽR hranice Československa. Začala sa okupácia. Táto udalosť ukončila proces demokratizácie československej spoločnosti. (On the night of August 20 - August 21, 1968, Eastern Bloc armies from five Warsaw Pact countries invaded Czechoslovakia.) by: bezo1981

On the night of August 20 - August 21, 1968, Eastern Bloc armies from five Warsaw Pact countries invaded the ČSSR. During the invasion, Soviet tanks ranging in numbers from 5,000 to 7,000 occupied the streets. They were followed by a large number of Warsaw Pact troops ranging from 200,000 to 600,000.

During the attack of the Warsaw Pact armies, 72 Czechs and Slovaks were killed (19 of those in Slovakia) and hundreds were wounded (up to September 3, 1968). Alexander Dubček called upon his people not to resist. He was arrested and taken to Moscow, along with several of his colleagues.

The occupation was followed by a wave of emigration, unseen before and stopped shortly after (estimate: 70,000 immediately, 300,000 in total[1]), typically of highly qualified people. Western countries allowed these people to stay and work without complications. (wikipedia)

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Street Theater


prague 2001, originally uploaded by kevin_hoth.



Street theater performance
"Dance Bureaucracy" - Teatrotoc Festival, Prague 2006
by: kidpraha

Friday, June 1, 2007

Game over: Its's Prague!


Prague, originally uploaded by Christopher Chan.


by: baremedia

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Jewish cemetery


Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.



700-year old Jewish Cemetery in Prague by: cswallen

Fibichova Street, Prague 3

The Jewish cemetery in Zizkov (known as the First Israeli Cemetery in Olsany) was established in 1680, as a plague burial ground for the Jewish Community of Prague. Burials took place here during a plague epidemic in the second decade of the l8th century and on a regular basis from 1787, when a ban on burials within the city came into force. The cemetery was in use until 1890, when a new Jewish cemetery was established in the Strasnice district of Prague.

After World War II the cemetery fell into a state of disrepair and a number of tombstones were knocked down. In the early 1960s it was mostly discontinued and converted into a park. The oldest section with the tombstones of prominent personalities, however, was preserved and separated from the park by a new wall. In the second half of the 1980s a television transmitter tower was built in the park area. The preserved section of the cemetery, which is a protected site, was placed under the administration of the Jewish Museum in Prague in 1998. After the completion of essential building alterations and basic restoration work, the cemetery was opened to the public in September 2001.

The Jewish cemetery in Zizkov is an historic site of great significance. It is the resting place for some 40,000 persons, including a number of prominent rabbis and scholars. The most visited grave is that of the Chief Rabbi of Prague Ezekiel Landau (1713-1793), whose tombstone was fully restored in 1993 (to mark the anniversary of his death), together with those belonging to other members of his family. The tombstone of Landau’s pupil and member of the rabbinic board, Eleazar Fleckeles (1754-1826) has also undergone extensive restoration. Prominent representatives of the Enlightenment and contemporary Jewish intelligentsia who are buried here include the physician Jonas Jeiteles (1735-1806), his son Baruch Jeiteles (1762-1813) and the historian David Podiebrad (1803-1882). Large representative tombstones mark the graves of the first local Jewish entrepreneurs - Joachim Popper (1731-1795) and members of the Jerusalem, Pribram and Dormitzer families. As far as tombstone designs are concerned, the cemetery covers a broad range of styles, from Baroque, Empire and Romantic to the common forms of the 2nd half of the l9th century.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Prague fashion


helena bedrnova show - Prague, originally uploaded by colouredbox.

helena bedrnova show - Prague

Marketa Divisova



This clip is from the segment about THE MODELS from the Prague Paradise City television documentary. Producer/Director/Camera: Tim Cox. Editor/Graphics: Hary Jordonov. Client: Trailer for television pilot.
by: schulzova1

Monday, May 28, 2007

Prague outer Bypass



North part of Prague Outer Bypass (total length 83km) will be realized between 2008-11, it'll be 16km long and include several bridges and tunnels (longest one 1982m). Bridge over Vltava river will be 470m long with upper deck 79m above the river.
by: kokpit

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Light From The Bones


Light From The Bones, originally uploaded by MykReeve.

Bones in the ossuary beneath a church in the small town of Sedlec (Kostnice) just outside Kutná Hora, 70km to the east of Prague. This chandelier was formed from every bone in the human body.



A small church on the outskirts of Prague, Czech. Republic furnished entirely from human remains. by: Fallen99

Bone Church History

40,000 dead form morbidly fascinating sculptures and artwork; skeletons meticulously fashioned in 1870 by a wood carver. This is Sedlec’s Church; All Saints ossuary in the Czech Republic.

Sedlec is a suburb to Kutna Hora, a town in south Bohemia that once flourished due to its mined silver reserve. It is about an hour’s travel from Prague (click here for details on getting there).

So why were so many corpses buried here, and who was responsible for the works of art? In 1278 the Cistercian abbot of Sedlec, Henry, traveled to Palestine and the ‘Holy Land’, bringing home a sample of earth from Golgotha which was later, upon his return, sprinkled over the grounds of his local cemetery. The grounds were immediately considered scared, and hence became a much sought after location for relatives to bury their dead. In the 14th century, the Black Death spread the bubonic plague across Europe and now 30,000 bodies all wanted a resting place within the sacred grounds.

Such vast numbers of dead led to the creation of the ossuary in 1511 by a half-blind monk who gathered up the bones to be stacked up within the ossuary, making space for new corpses, which were soon taken up by more victims from 15th century Hussite Wars. The ossuary itself is situated in the basement of the All Saint’s Chapel.

Frantisek Rint, wood carver and artist was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to imaginatively compose the bones into works of art; amongst his creations came the Schwarzenberg family’s coat of arms, and a chandelier containing every bone in the human body (although I couldn’t say whether this includes the smallest bones found in the human ear!), composed of several bodies. In the four corners of the ossuary sit four ‘bells’, pile upon pile of bones carefully stacked with a hollowed centre.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Kampa, Prague


Kampa, Prague, originally uploaded by stevacek.

I'm not so sure if I like this but I don't know when I'll get chance to take a better shot so here it is ;-)



Julian Opie Walking on Vltava
Museum Kampa, Prague
by: naut77

British artist Julian Opie's exhibiton Walking on the Vltava in the Prague's Museum Kampa. This exhibition features several digital art works by this visual artist. Opie's exhibition presents an outdoor project called Suzanne Walking and Bruce Walking - 2 large LED displays with animated walking figures. These LED panels are placed at the wear in the middle (between the Charles Bridge and the Střelecký Island) of the Vltava River...

more pictures here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Off the tourist track


Off the tourist track, originally uploaded by stevacek.

Just added this to the Tesco group, they might appreciate the advertising. Nicely pointed out Jo!



A music video for the czech band, Post-It. by: jkpyle

Monday, May 21, 2007

Contemporary arts


prague, originally uploaded by joel bromley..

karlin hall exhibiion. prague festival of contemporary arts.



the actress is my nearly 90 year old grandma. TARGET IS THAT OVER ONE MILLION PEOPLE SEE THE "VIDEO-MONUMENT" OF MY GRANDMOTHER! THANKS!

this video-installation was done for biennale of contemporary art prague 2005. the exhibition was in national gallery (narodni galerie).

content is about rationalization of working progresses and the question on which point humankind should think about stopping this process to not loose ourself (while optimizing every prozess for more profit).

The (brilliant) Soundtrack was done by Trend Violent exclusivly for this installation. the track is "raptism". he compiled a whole album for this reason.
by: allesleiwand

Sunday, May 20, 2007

CZECH WEDDING


CZECH WEDDING!, originally uploaded by eaandian.

Prague Castle, thousands of people sightseeing. Probably used for wedding parties 3 or 4 times a day; but I'm not sure if this is part of the traditional Czech wedding protocol!



Video about a guy who travels to find the perfect place to get married
by: zaceman

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Golem


Zeruraino / Hasta el cielo, originally uploaded by Txanoduna.

Praga, torre del Ayuntamiento de la ciudad vieja, desde aquí arriba está sacada esta otra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/txanoduna/108270488/



A five minute clip of the 1920 silent film classic "The Golem" (d. Paul Wegener) with live solo guitar soundtrack by Gary Lucas, performed live.

wikipedia says:

The most famous golem narrative involves Rabbi Judah Loew the Maharal of Prague, a 16th century rabbi. He is reported to have created a golem to defend the Prague ghetto of Josefov from Anti-Semitic attacks. The story of the Golem first appeared in print in 1847 in a collection of Jewish tales entitled Galerie der Sippurim, published by Wolf Pascheles of Prague. About sixty years later, a fictional account was published by Yudl Rosenberg (1909).

According to the legend, the Emperor made an edict proclaiming that the Jews in Prague were to be either expelled or killed (depending on the version of the story). A golem could be made of clay from the banks of the Vltava river in Prague. Following the prescribed rituals, the Rabbi built the Golem and made him come to life by reciting special incantations in Hebrew. The Rabbi's intention was to have the Golem protect the Jewish community from harm. As Rabbi Loew's Golem grew bigger, he also became more violent and started killing the Gentiles (non-Jews) and spreading fear. Some versions also add that the Golem turns on his creator and attacks either his creator alone or the creator and the Jews as well.

In the face of the strength demonstrated and violence perpetrated by the Golem, the Emperor begs Rabbi Loew to destroy the Golem, and in return he would promise that the persecution of and violence towards the Jews would stop. The Rabbi accepted this offer. To destroy the Golem, he rubbed out the first letter of the word "emet" or "aemaeth" (God's truth) from the golem's forehead to make the Hebrew word "met" or "maeth", meaning death. It was made clear to the Emperor that the Golem of Prague's remains would be stored in a coffin in the attic of the Altneuschul in Prague, and it can be summoned again if needed. By legend, that coffin with the unformed earth inside is still there today.

The existence of a golem is sometimes a mixed blessing. Golems are not intelligent - if commanded to perform a task, they will take the instructions perfectly literally.

In some incarnations of the legend of the Maharal's golem, the golem has powers that can aid it in its tasks. These include invisibility, a heated touch, and the ability to use the Maharal's walking stick to summon spirits from the dead. This last power was often crucial, as the golem could summon dead witnesses, which the medieval Prague courts would allow to testify.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Prague metro


Ladvi in blue, originally uploaded by stevacek.



The metro pulling in at Staromeska station Prague.
by: graffwars

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Black and white


, originally uploaded by SebaMaya.

flickr.com/photos/sema/sets/252862



prague girl street vintage black & white super-8 by: PeteyMack

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Prague encounter


, originally uploaded by ThomasThomas.

Stop walking for a second and kiss me !

Couple qui s'embrasse sur la place de la vieille ville, Prague.


A young woman on a tram encounters a journal left behind by a passenger. She quickly become engrossed in his world. by:veenarao84

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mala Strana


Mala Strana, originally uploaded by Pensiero.



Mala Strana was originally a popular and nowadays also the official name for the former Menší město pražské, one of Prague's historical and oldest boroughs. Its name comes from its position on the left (west) bank of the river Vltava, on the slopes just below the Prague Castle, in opposition to the larger towns of Prague on the right bank, to which it is conjoined by the Charles Bridge. Hradcany, he Castle District, is the Prague district surrounding the Prague Castle. It was an independent borough until 1784, when the four independent boroughs that had formerly constituted Prague were proclaimed a single city. by: Peterkein

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Dancing House aka 'Ginger and Fred'


Modern buildings in Prague historical downtown. by: XXXmathew65

Ginger and Fred (tančící dům) – piece of Prague modern architecture by architect Gehry and Milunic was built in 1995 for Dutch insurance company, National Nederlanden.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Prague Airport


Ruzyne-Prague Airport, originally uploaded by Trapingus Parish.


Music video from Prague Airport. By: lkpr

Friday, May 11, 2007

Old Town, Praha


World Has Turned Topsy-Turvy..., originally uploaded by Vincént.



Staré město z věže Staroměstské radnice, Praha.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Romantic Prague


Romantic Prague (crop), originally uploaded by Tetxu_bcn.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Blue clouds

I was lucky being there when the sky was so great:)



Prague

Prague

Prague

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hunters

I cant explain why...but for some reasons these photos remind me of hunters.




Prague

Prague

Prague

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Goldmakers

The first photo is in the are where Kafka used to live. Pretty cute houses:)




Prague

Prague

Prague

Monday, April 16, 2007

At night

The night in Prague is not only romantic with the beautiful buildings. But also crazy with the nightlife.:)



Prague

Prague

Prague

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Vltava

The river of Prague. They call it Vltava, we call it Moldva in Hungary and Germans call it Moldau.



Vltava

Vltava

Vltava