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Paulina-Porizkova-Tres-Bohemes-1
Paulina Porizkova is a Czech model, author, actress, and feminist. Born on April 9th, 1965 in the city of Prostějov, Czech Republic. She was the first child of her parents, Anna and Jiří Pořízek. Paulinas parent were strong anticommunists and when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968 they fled to Sweden on a motorbike, leaving...
Old_Photos_of_Czech_Children_Tres_Bohemes
We came across a selection of old photographs of Czech children of the early 19th Century, most likely dressing up for school or church. As I browsed the photographs I wondered what kinds of lives these children went on to have. Note the selection of props and toys that some have. I especially like the sibling photos which fascinate...
Stanislav-Tereba-Tres-Bohemes-11
Born in the early winter of 1938, Stanislav Tereba is a Czech photojournalist. Tereba started his career young and apprenticed as a photographer. He began taking photographs in 1956 when he worked as a photographer and lab technician. In 1990, Tereba officially started to work as a photojournalist for Večerník Praha, a daily newspaper sold on the streets...
During our research for another post, we accidently stumbled across a true winter wonderland. These snowy landscapes have been captured by a talented Czech photographer and we immediately emailed him for permission to share his beautiful work. He agreed and as a result we can invite you to come along and join us on a tour...
The Christmas Dream or in Czech, Vánoční sen, is a Czechoslovakian animated stop-motion short film from 1945 created by Karel Zeman and Bořivoj Zeman, also known as the Zeman Brothers. This wonderful short film was Karel Zeman’s first experiment in combining live-action footage with stop-motion animation, a process he continued to explore in his later feature films,...
Flashback to 1937, 1964 and 1965 and what Christmas time looked like in Prague. We begin our glimpse into the past with Christmas trees. Fortunately, the narrator explains in this short video that shows the tree chosen for Old Towne Square. Well, this year it didn’t snow, but it looked foggy and chilly nonetheless. And...
Louis_Armstrong_in_Prague_via_Tres_Bohemes
When Louis Armstrong visited Prague in March of 1965, at which time he was truly an international star. While groups such as the Beatles were emerging, Armstrong still led the charts with the song, Hello Dolly. It’s still a big mystery as to how Frantisek Spurný arranged for Louis Armstrong to agree to no less than nine – yes...
We have written about the incredible photographic talents of Vilem Hekel before: Brno Built the Future in 1956, Skoda Glamour in the 50s by Vilem Heckel and Bohemian Fashion at Karlovy Vary Circa 1950s.  Today we just had to share these beautiful images we happened upon from his family’s estate. To us, most of the images could represent young Pražáci leaving the...