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Today we’re looking at some of the photographs by internationally renowned Czech photographer, Karel Ludwig.from his book, Fotografie Karla Ludwiga. Karel Ludwig (1919 – 1977) was a Czech photographer. Karel was born September 27, 1919 in Prague. In 1938, he began randomly shooting photographs and contributing to the magazine Zlín. A year later (1939) he...
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, to show that Prague is for lovers, we’re sharing images of love in and around the beautiful city of Prague. There are plenty of articles telling you what to do, where to go, and what to buy for Valentine’s Day in Prague, but honestly, you need no help finding something romantic to do...
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...
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...
100-spires
Prague is known as “The city of a hundred spires” or “The city of one hundred spires” (Stovezata Praha in Czech language). and lately, we seem to be coming across 100 older books which highlight the architecture of what we believe to be the most beautiful city in the world. The Prague – City of 100...
The Bridges Over the Vltava River
Karel Plicka (1894 – 1987) was a Czechoslovak photographer, film director, cinematographer, folklorist, and pedagogue. He is considered a founder of Slovak film education and filmmaking. He helped establish the genre of ethnographic film in Czechoslovakia. In 1938 Karel founded photography and cinematography courses at the Škola umeleckých remesiel (School of Applied Arts) in Bratislava....
Stará Aerovka is a Czech Aviation Museum complete with hangars, a unique complex representing not only the architecture showing the beginning of Czechoslovak aviation, but also the development of aircraft technology during WWII. At this single location it’s possible to see uniquely preserved buildings, typical for Central European airport structural engineering of the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, and...
Maybe you have heard of Miroslav Tichý (1926 – 2011), the eccentric and unsuspecting man with the homemade cardboard, plywood and tin cameras. Call him a Czech version of a Vivian Maier if you will – only his photo taking was never really a secret other than the odd looking cameras he used really worked. He...
All of the images are from the book entitled Praha Poeticka or Poetic Prague. The photographer of these lovely images is Jiří Macht (born 1949). The scenes, a lonely looking Prague in black and white. Enjoy… Which image is your favorite? We love to share and feature unique and amazing things, especially in relation to Bohemia so...
In the interwar period, Czechoslovakia expanded its powerful network of fortifications along the border with Germany. Today we look at the ghosts of Czech border fortifications  captured by Czech photographer Roman Kubeček. Work on the fortifications began in 1935 because of fears of a German invasion at the border (number 1545 kilometers). The huge project aimed to...
Milton Greene pulled out his camera in 1956 and photographed what came to be known as the Black Sitting. Photographed in his studio in New York, this has to be my personal favorite of Marilyn photographs. Marilyn Monroe in black has to be the special photographic series people recognize as the ULTIMATE Monroe-Greene achievement. What I love...
Plant-Cleaner-Vanessa-McKeown-Tres-Bohemes
Vanessa Mckeown is an art director and photographer who has reimagined everyday objects into colorful and clever works of art. Her photographs combine mundane objects such as spray bottles and toothpaste tubes with colorful fruits, candies, and cakes to create amusing images and charming scenes. She uses everyday objects in unusual ways, substituting common objects...