Saturday, July 31, 2010

Jewish cemetery



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague in the Czech Republic. It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787.
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Friday, July 30, 2010

Prague



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

The downtown of Prague. Not far from the Castle.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Prague



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

Prague photos

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gold Makers' lane



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

A street in Prague that is named after goldsmiths who settled there in the 17th Century. The original name of the street was Goldmakers Lane.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Prague



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

Prague photos

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tramway in Prague



Tramway in Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

Colorful tramway in Prague.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Prague



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

Landscape of Prague

Friday, July 23, 2010

Prague



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

The great panorama of Prague. I can never be bored with this city!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Astronomical Clock



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

The famous astronomical clock at the Old Town's square in Prague

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Prague



Prague, originally uploaded by zsoolt.

On the Charles Bridge. Prague

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Prague Castle In the City of Prague, Czech Republic



I took this photograph in December 2008 when my wife and I visited the Prague Castle. We were visiting the Czech Republic on vacation from our home in Arizona.

During its history, the castle was the home of various Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, Czech kings, and Presidents of Czechoslovakia. During World War II, it was occupied by the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. This castle is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the largest ancient castle in the world and is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is also the home of the Czech crown jewels.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Dancing House, Prague - Contrasts....




The Dancing House (Tančící dům) is the nickname given to a building in downtown Prague. It was designed by Yugoslavian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Jewish-Canadian architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been destroyed during the 

The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time. Czech president Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.
Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Neo-Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous. Others have nicknamed it "Drunk House".

On the roof is a French restaurant with magnificent views of the city. The building's other tenants include several multinational firms. (The plans for a cultural center were not realized.)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Prague



, originally uploaded by Heraldk.

Prague photos

Friday, July 2, 2010

Prague Spring Festival

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden & Yakov Kreizberg na Pražském jaru /23.5.2005/
© Prague Spring – Ivan Malý

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden & Yakov Kreizberg na Pražském jaru /23.5.2005/, 
© Pražské jaro – Ivan Malý (2005028)