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Saro Consentino in Prague between experimentation and a nomadic life

Meeting with the eclectic Italian composer and singer who has been living in the Bohemian city for several years What do the “Trains of Tozeur”, interpreted by Alice and Franco Battiato, have in common with the “machine of love and death” staged in 1987...

The Holy Trinity Column of Olomouc was inscribed on the UNESCO List

20 years ago The Holy Trinity Column of Olomouc was inscribed on the UNESCO List Exactly twenty years ago, on 2 December 2000, one of the most famous and significant monuments of Olomouc, the Baroque Holy Trinity Column, located in the main square of...

Poesie/Básně

Printed by the H&H publishing house, and translated by Alice Flemrová and Tomáš Matras, the book “Poesie / Básně” by Pier Paolo Pasolini is a brand-new release, a collection of selected poems by the great Italian poet, writer, director and screenwriter who died in...

The writer Johannes Urzidil died in Rome in 1970

50 years ago The writer Johannes Urzidil died in Rome The writer and art historian Johannes Urzidil, was born in Prague on February 3, 1896, to a Czech-German father and a Jewish mother. In Prague, he studied at the German University, and then devoted...

The solution for the “Christian issue” in communist Czechoslovakia

Last year marked the seventieth anniversary of Akce K, the operation aimed at the illegal and violent mass liquidation of monasteries and Christian orders in a country that had just fallen into the abyss of totalitarianism Planned a year before its execution – in...

Gli orologi di Praga

Paolo Ganz is a Venetian writer, musician and traveler who dedicated his book to Prague. Armed with a quill and a journal, he describes the city to us as he sees it, balanced on a line between past and present. To understand Prague, you...

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...