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Czech-Songs-Tres-Bohemes
If you go into any old Czech bar that plays Folk music you will find at least one of these songs the track-list. These are songs that my grandparents used to sing around the campfire during communism when this music wasn’t even allowed. This type of music isn’t for everyone but for my grandparents it...
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...
Josef-Koudelka-Prague-Invasion-Tres-Bohemes
Josef Koudelka returned home from Romania in the August of 1968, a mere two days before the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. As the military forces of the Warsaw Pact invaded the city of Prague and the tanks rolled in, Koudelka took to the streets, where he recorded the historical event with his camera. His photographs...
Mushroom-Stuffed-Tomatoes-and-Mushroom-Burgers-Topped-with-Egg
Retro Bohemian Mushroom Cuisine is the name that came to me when I decided to share these photos from my 80’s cookbook, Jihočeská houbařská kuchařka (South Bohemian Mushroom Cookbook). I’ve had mine since I can remember and the pages are worn and dog-eared, but I still use it, especially for unique mushroom recipes. Keep in mind that...
Exhibition-of-Czechoslovak-Engineering-1956-54
I bet you had no idea that Brno Built the Future in 1956… “In the city of Brno, modernism lives on. Brno, the capital of Moravia and the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, is a long way from Chicago. But in the 1920s and 1930s, it was one of the hotbeds of Modernism in Central Europe.” –International...