Current Affairs

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...

Czech Republic and Trieste continue to look for each other

More than twelve years after its return on the Czech market, the port of Trieste is aiming to strengthen its position as a container port in Czech Republic and, specifically, in Bohemia. What are the outlooks and issues of this logistical challenge? Almost a...

It’s Friday, let’s go to the countryside!

The countryside houses, where to find shelter during the weekends: a typically Czech phenomenon Boom in purchases. In last two years the interest for holiday houses has almost doubled “I can’t wait for Friday”, is an expression that we often hear as the weekend...

When blind envy is Czech

In the balance between stereotypes, excessive self-criticism and truth, the title of chronically envious people is often attributed to the Czech citizens by themselves It is customary to say that the grass is always greener on the other side, but from the Czech perspective,...

Space and Technology in the Heart of Prague

Visiting the headquarters of the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency In the Praguian district of Holešovice, near the Vltava, rises the building that houses the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS), better known by the acronym GSA. GSA primarily deals with the...

Prague and Unesco, when the future challenges the ancient

The debate on the risk that the Czech capital may lose protection as a World Heritage Site. The main focus is on large developmental projects within the buffer zone around the protected area The fate of Prague’s historic center, or perhaps of the entire...

Happy birthday Adolf Loos!

The Czech Republic celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Moravian countercurrent architect who carried Europe towards the Modern Movement Adolf Loos would have turned 150 years old this year. And a little less than ninety years ago, in October 1930, he...

The Guardian of the flooded village

The Chudobín Pine, which has shared the joys and sorrows of the locality for 350 years, is the European Tree of the year A bit short with a slightly twisted trunk, similar to a slightly grown bonsai, sometimes overlooks the Svratka river and the...

The homeless people of Prague

Over the years, in addition to state measures, the efforts of Catholic and lay associations have been decisive in trying to alleviate the suffering of the homeless in Prague It was a Tuesday evening of early January at Vltavská, the Prague 7 metro station...

An artist’s tsunami

The latest architectural provocation by David Černý evokes the effects of a huge sea wave on Prague Černý’s idea launches an appeal bearing the strength and courage of his artworks, remaining an innate warning of the potential risk our planet is running The remains...