Posts Tagged ‘czech’

Protesters against TTIP take to the streets of Prague

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of the Czech capital Prague in protest of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during a Global Day of Action against trade and investment deals April 18, 2015. The TTIP is a controversial free trade agreement proposal between the European Union and the United States that is […]


Czechs protest US Military Convoy

Hundreds of demonstrators protested on Wenceslas Square in the Czech capital Prague against a US military convoy due to arrive in the country Sunday, March 29th. The convoy, dubbed ‘Dragoon Ride’ will see more than 500 troops and 120 military vehicles, travel through six countries en route to their home station in Vilseck, Germany as […]


Terezin Concentration Camp: a solemn discovery

My family and I, along with a close friend visiting from Berlin, spent a long afternoon at the Terezín Memorial and Ghetto Museum a week or so ago. We walked through the Memorial and Ghetto Museum trying to get our minds around the past horrors of what happened here, while contemplating the significance of events […]


PhotoBlog: Color, reflections and the smoking angel

I’ve been blown away by the winter in Prague this year. It has been a magical mix of sometimes brisk, sometimes mild weather, with that low golden light that has you guessing what it will illuminate next as it pops out from behind white billowy clouds. As I’ve written many times before, I’ve always been […]


November rain and a familiar mystery in the air

I don’t know what it is. Something that just descends on me as I step out into the drizzle this November morning. Something familiar. Intrigue pulls me into the street and onto the tram, headed up to Prague’s Letna Park. From there, the view over the Vltava river with its succession of bridges across to the city’s Old […]