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Foggy-Prague-Tres-Bohemes
As beautiful as Prague is in the sunlight, when you can see its colorful buildings and sights, some days in the early morning, or when in rains or snows and fog rolls in, the big shining city turns to a beautifully spooky one. Prague is not really known as a foggy city, but on occasion...
Orloj-Korea-Tres-Bohemes-6
Though from the outside you may be tricked into thinking this building is located in the center of Prague, Castle Praha is actually a Czech brewery and restaurant located in the town of Mapo-gu, in the Hongdae region of Seoul, South Korea. The exterior of Castle Praha was made by Koreans to look just like Prague´s Old...
Petr-Brandl-Tres-Bohemes-12
Petr Johannes Brandl (1668-1735) was one of the greatest Baroque painters in Bohemia during his time. Though he painted many beautiful biblical scenes, today we will be taking a look at some of his portraits, because whether they were  of noblemen, peasants, or saints – the lifelike expressions he captured were beautiful. You don’t have...
Celebrating-May-1st-in-Prague-Tres-Bohemes-3
In the Czech Republic May 1st is a national holiday known as Labour day (Czech: Svátek práce). However, most Czechs regard the 1st of May as “love day”. On the 1st of May many couples in Prague gather at the statue of the Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha located in Petřín Park. They often...
night-of-the-witch-burning
After the serious record low freezes in Šumava last week, perhaps it’s best to welcome the final end of a much too long winter this year. And if you’re wondering how that’s done – it’s by burning witches. Night of the witch burning occurs on April 30th in the Czech Republic and is called pálení čarodějnic (literally,...
Czech_Easter_Velikonoce_Tres_Bohemes
Today’s post is short because we’re spending Easter with our family. We did however want to share a varied mixture of old vintage Easter greetings from the old country because they’re so, well, nice to look at! You know, over time we’ve posted several different Easter-themed posts. You can see some of what we have...
Karel-Ludwig-Czech-Photographer-TresBohemes
Today we’re looking at some of the photographs by internationally renowned Czech photographer, Karel Ludwig.from his book, Fotografie Karla Ludwiga. Karel Ludwig (1919 – 1977) was a Czech photographer. Karel was born September 27, 1919 in Prague. In 1938, he began randomly shooting photographs and contributing to the magazine Zlín. A year later (1939) he...
Josef Kočí (Koci) was born on July 16, 1880 in Brno and died in 1961. He was a painter, printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator. His ancestral roots can be traced to Milivice na Volyňsku, today known as Milejovice. The little village is located in the district of Strakonice, in the Southern Bohemian Region. As of 2006,...