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Tag / Back in Time
Today is a quick post of old magazine covers from the year 1935. They appeared on AUTO oficielní orgán Autoklubu Republiky Československé (AUTO official body of the auto club of the Czech Republic) magazine. We love all of the classic and elegant vehicles and the motorcycles… don’t you?
Two-Wild-And-Crazy-Bohemians-Tres-Bohemes
Maybe some of you remember the Festrunk brothers who were a duo comedy sketch featured on Saturday Night Live (SNL). The brothers, Yortuk (Dan Aykroyd) and Georg (Steve Martin) were actually (supposed to be) Bohemians! These hysterical brothers had emigrated from then-called Czechoslovakia to the United States. The various hilarious sketches followed the brothers in...
Otto-Wichterle-Contact-Lens-Tres-Bohemes-1
Otto Wichterle, though his name might not ring a bell for any ordinary person, may mean the world to those who who have ever replaced their glasses, for Otto Wichterle is the inventor of the contact lens. Born in Prostějov, Czech Republic, he was raised in a home where his father, the co-owner of a farm-machine and car factory, wished...
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...
Moravian-Muse-Love-Letters-Janacek-TresBohemes
Yes, love inspires music. At 63, Czech composer Leoš Janáček met his Moravian muse, Kamila Stösslová, and through years of writing to her and composing as a way to further experess his feelings, his greatest works were created. Sometimes the words we say are not as important or as telling as the words we write...
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....
Beet-Sugar-CSSR-Czech-Beets_TresBohemes
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...
Let’s step back in time today and travel to an abandoned spa with healing waters in Běloves. These mineral springs have been known and used since before the end of the 14th century. In fact, Albrecht Václav Eusebius z Valdštejna (or Albrecht von Wallenstein) born 1583 and died 1634 was a Bohemian military leader and politician who offered his...