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The Lihovar in Zlíchov and the oncoming gentrification

The plan concerning the historic and abandoned distillery in Prague 5 is one of the modernization projects for Smíchov and surroundings Just a few weeks ago we heard about the news of the imminent start of works for Smíchov city, an ambitious project that...

In 1870 a frightening storm devastated the Bohemian Forest

150 years ago The frightening storm that devastated the Bohemian Forest It was October 26, 1870 when a windstorm of vast proportions and unprecedented force struck with all its power on the woods of the Bohemian Forest (Šumava), the mountain range located on the...

The real estate market, a collapse on the horizon? Far from it

One of the few sectors, which in the year of the pandemic saw a strong increase, was that of mortgages. Investments in housing continue to be considered safe and profitable The arrival of the new Coronavirus pandemic brought up for many of us the...

The conclusion of the works of Vila Amerika dates back to 1720

300 years ago The conclusion of the works of Vila Amerika The Michnův letohrádek baroque building, also known as “Vila Amerika”, located in the New Town, was probably the first work in Prague by the Baroque architect Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer. The building was constructed...

Le iniziate di Praga

In the mid-1970s, Eastern Europe is immersed in the gloomy climate of normalization after the turmoil of 1968. Czechoslovakia, secular and cultured, seems to be shrouded in immobility with no way out. In reality, the society is filled with the tremors of dissidence against...

All eyes on the new White House, even from Prague

It is likely that the changing of the guard in Washington will change some international arrangements, especially in an anti-China role. At the centre of the stage are the expansion project of Dukovany and the Three Seas Initiative The handover of power in the White...

Journey into the depths of the robot’s soul

From 26 September to 31 August 2021 The Memorial to Karel Čapek in the municipality of Stará Huť, in Central Bohemia, dedicates an exhibition to the centenary of the play R.U.R., a work of Čapek himself, in which the word robot appeared for the first time....

La fine dei vecchi tempi

Edited and translated by the Bohemian Giuseppe Dierna, one of the books considered among the most original and fun of the twentieth century comes out for the first time in Italian. “The end of the old days” is a novel set in the newly...

In 2000 the Marathon runner Emil Zátopek died

20 years ago Considered by many to be the most extraordinary long-distance runner of all time, for which he was nicknamed the “human locomotive”, Emil Zátopek was born in Kopřivnice, in the Nový Jičín district, on September 19, 1922. The first Olympic medals were...

The Kladruber, horses for kings and emperors

A Bohemian breed with six centuries of history, having also Italian blood in its vein In Kladruby nad Labem, 25 km from Pardubice, are the oldest stables in the world, a place surrounded by meadows, pastures, lanes and the remains of the ancient riparian...