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Tag / Back in Time
On an unforgettable night in June 1942, the peaceful village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, ceased to exist. It was neither earthquake nor flood that wiped this town from the verdant hills west of Prague; it was the dark evil of man’s nature. Nazi troops swept through the village as it slept, killing the men, deporting the...
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A city as old and as rich in history as Prague has many cemeteries. Some are quite famous, others have been forgotten with time. Some are tucked away and hidden from the eyes of the general public and some are considered protected monuments and closed to the public in order to preserve the graves they...
Čezeta-Scooter-Tres-Bohemes-3
Everybody knows and loves the Vespa, an Italian scooter first manufactured in 1946 which became famous through the iconic movie, Roman Holiday where Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn zipped through the streets of Rome getting ice-cream and falling in love on its two wheels. The infamous idealistic word Vespa, means ‘wasp’ in Italian. Surely it...
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Heraldry, or more specifically in this case, a coat of arms, is a visual armorial achievement displayed to identify states and or individuals. Heraldry has been around since the beginning of medieval times when battles were said to have gained their popularity, but pictures of crests and coats of arms can be found long before...
Today I came across an old document from December of 1899 from the Division of Botany at the United States Department of Agriculture. The document is entitled, Horse Radish Culture in Bohemia and I am sharing it with you because Czechs absolutely love their horseradish! Horse-radish is employed much more extensively by German and Austrian...