Concert Church of St. Martin in the Wall Prague

Yesterday evening I attended a concert at the Church of St. Martin in the Wall. The well-preserved church is described as a “nearly intact medieval work and rare example of valuable Romanesque and Gothic architecture”. The church’s excellent acoustics make it ideal for classical concerts. In the 13th century, the south wall of the church was…

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Jazz Club Reduta Prague – The Blues Story

Czechoslovakian artists oppressed by the communist regime started Jazz Club Reduta in 1957. It was one of the first jazz clubs in Central Europe.  In addition to jazz, the club was an experimental theatre and started a revolution in acting methods. “After performances, dissidents and crusaders met at Reduta until dawn. The Czech secret police…

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Srnec Black Light Theatre Prague

I enjoyed the mysterious Black Light Theatre performance last night! It was a masterful presentation of 10 humorous skits combining talented actors, dancers, dancing objects, and mimes – all with perfect stage effects and music. Black Light Theatre creates seemingly magic visual illusions using black curtains, a darkened stage, UV light, and fluorescent costumes. “A…

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Prague Walking Tours

The weather in Prague has been perfect for roaming, so each day I take a new walking excursion – on my own or with one of the many guided tours available. I often avoid organized tours because of the vast amount of info provided so quickly and the dizzying speed of the 3+ hour walks.…

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Prague Jazz Boat

A Prague Jazz Boat Cruise sounded like a touristy evening, but I decided to book it anyway to experience the city by night from the Vltava River. Scenery during the three-hour cruise was magnificent and the company, music, and meal were great. I shared a table with an Israeli couple, Gurami and Shira, who were visiting…

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Prague Vivaldi Master’s Orchestra Jan Palach Square

Thursday evening I attended a concert at the Rudolfinum’s Suk Hall. The Rudolfinum is in Jan Palach Square along the banks of the Vltava River. Since it opened in 1885, the beautiful Neo Renaissance building has been associated with Prague music and art. It’s named after Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia. Prague Vivaldi Master’s Orchestra consists…

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Charles Bridge Tower Prague

Climbing Charles Bridge Tower isn’t on the radar of most tourists, but it’s a worthwhile experience, and views of Prague from the top are phenomenal! I climbed the medieval tower yesterday and only saw a handful of other people along the way. Without question, I can see why people didn’t like being “sent to the…

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Prague Alternative Walking Tour

Yesterday during a four-hour walking tour through several neighborhoods I learned about Alternative Prague! It was a small friendly group of 7 – three Americans, two Israelis, and two Australians. Our excellent guide Eliska, from Prague Alternative Tours, enlightened us on many aspects of Czech Alternative Culture and life in Prague. Eliska discussed the art, music, and…

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Museum Kampa Prague

My first visit to Museum Kampa was in 2013, shortly after a Vltava River flood. At that time, the museum was “drying out” and undergoing renovation. Yesterday’s return visit was to view exhibits by artists Adolf Born, Tomas Rajlich, and Radoslav Kratina. I had heard of Born but not the other two artists. Although Rajlich is impressive and…

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Prague Basilica of St. George Concert

Yesterday I went to a concert at St. George Basilica, “one of Prague’s most significant Romanesque monuments and the city’s second oldest church”. Two white stone steeples dominate the structure, the wider tower is called Adam, the narrower Eve. The Basilica is part of the Prague Castle Complex on St. George’s Square. The interior contains the…

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Vinohrady and Vršovice Prague

Yesterday I walked the backstreets of Prague’s Vinohrady (vineyards) and Vršovice (var-show-vitsa) districts – less-traveled areas only accessible by foot. Vinohrady was named for the vineyards that Emperor Charles IV planted in the 14th century. Finding my way through the winding cobblestone streets was challenging, and I got lost several times. In addition to historical sites, lush…

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