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The-Frightening-Legend-of-Houska-Castle-Tres-Bohemes-3
Houska Castle (Czech: Hrad Houska) is a Czech clifftop castle shrouded in dark myths and legends. It was originally constructed in the 13th century, between 1253 and 1278, during the reign of Ottokar II of Bohemia. The castle, which was built in the early gothic style, is located about an hour north of Prague on...
Josef Mařatka’s monument Praha svým vítězným synům (Prague to Its Victorious Sons) is the most famous monument constructed to honor the Czechoslovak Legionnaires. The independence of Czechoslovakia was proclaimed on October 28, 1918, by the Czechoslovak National Council in Prague and this monument was unveiled on the same day. In the center of the monument stands a...
The-Violin-Makers-of-Luby-Tres-Bohemes-4
Luby is a small town located in the Cheb District of the Czech Republic. It began as a small mining town but later became known as the center of violin making. During the 13th century the mining of cinnabar began in the town of Schönenbach (Modern day Luby) bringing hundreds of miners -and musicians- to...
The-Forgotten-Trolleybuses-of-Prague-Tres-Bohemes-3
In 1972 the last trolleybus drove though the cobblestone streets of Prague. On the following morning, after many years of trolleybus transportation in Prague, the trolleybus traffic finally came to an end. Today, the Czech capital offers various methods of transportation which include metro, tram, and taxi. The trolleybus era, however, is no longer alive....
I love to discover old things on the internet and give them new life by sharing them here. Searching around for wonderful things to curate and share with you, I was looking for Czechs, ie: Bohemians, and I stumbled across A Bohemian Art Club, an article originally written by Henry Russell Wray. Henry was an American painter, born in...
Today we are taking a peek at the history of Czechs and their connection to beets and the sugar that comes from them. The very first mention was written by 16th-century scientist, Olivier de Serres, who discovered a process for preparing sugar syrup from the common red beet. He concluded, The beet-root, when being boiled, yields a...
Who would have thought that The International Order of St. Hubertus was Czech? When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas, the Huffington Post called called “the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.” Correction… It is a Bohemian society, one founded in what is...