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Tag / Czech Republic
Pilsner-Urquell-Brewery-Tour-Czech-Republic
Pilsner Urquell beer is truly a child of both Bohemia and Bohemianism. Pilsner Urquell is a brand-name Czech beer produced in Plzen (or Pilsen) and is the original Pilsner beer. The actual word Pilsner is a derivative from the west Bohemian town of Plzen. Beer is a humongous part of Czech culture. We can even say that it’s like baseball...
Vaclav-Havel-and-the-Rolling-Stones
Vaclav Havel was the dissident and Czech writer who had a way with eloquent dissections of Communist rule. Some believed he was the rockstar president with a heart. His way of expressing gave voice to a powerless people under communists and helped to destroy it in revolutions that brought down the Berlin Wall. The New...
The-Last-Remaining-Beer-Coopers-In-Europe-Photo-11
Behind the walls of the Pilsner Urquell brewery, over the last 40 years, Josef Hruza has led a team of seven  beer coopers as they handcraft the oak casks where their beer matures. By the 1970s, stainless steel kegs began to replace wooden casks, yet at Pilsner Urquell they have continually employed coopers for over 170 years...
Czech-Matchbox-Graphics
Nothing like a little propaganda for your pocket. The following food themed Czech Matchbox Graphics labels create a miniature gallery of Czechoslovakian society under the rule of communism. Matchbox labels from the former Eastern bloc often display a remarkable degree of sophistication, elegance and artistic quality. They were, at a time, the most convenient,efficient and...
In today’s photo lens, we wanted to share images from Helmut Newton in Prague. Helmut Newton (October 1920 – 23 January 2004) was a German-Australian photographer. Newton had a unique way of seeing, a groundbreaking vision that completely transformed fashion photography. Even today we can still see his influence in the pages of the greatest fashion...
Tres-Bohemes-Thun-porcelain
I’ve shared the story about why we eat on this lovely setting every day before… When I went to visit Prague in 1986 I immediately fell in love with the beautiful combination of porcelain, gold and garnet that I saw all around me in the form of fine China. For a long time, porcelain existed as...
Good-Soldier-Svejk-Josef-Lada-14
What is the most translated novel of Czech literature? The epitome of Czech thinking? The cornerstone of Bohemian literary works? The answer is The Good Soldier Švejk (pronounced: shvayke) an unfinished satirical comedy novel by author Jaroslav Hašek. The original full Czech title of the work is Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, which literally translates...
Prague-Czechoslovakia-postcard-Staromests-kemlyny-Bohemian
There is nothing I love more than searching old photographs and postcards, especially Prague vintage postcards through the eyes of old time photographers. I just love images of people and places from the past. Today I am sharing some very old postcards that are from 1890 – 1940, mainly in Prague but also a few in...