Posts Tagged ‘czech republic’

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 […]


Pro-Kurdish solidarity protest in Prague

  More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Prague, Czech Republic to protest and march in solidarity with Syrian Kurds in Kobani (also referred to as Ayn al-Arab or Kobane) near the Turkish-Syrian border who are threatened by ISIS forces. After a short rally near Dejvicka metro station, the group marched to the Turkish embassy chanting, “ISIS – […]


The 2010 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – It was pure happenstance that I ended up shooting the WUCC here this week and I am sure glad – what a cool and inspiring sport. For the next week I will be following the Mental Toss Flycoons, the third-seeded Ultimate team from Montana, as they make their way through the […]


Strongman Competition

KUTNA HORA, Czech Republic – Participants in the Czech Republic Strongman competition demonstrate their strength during a competition in the Sedlec district by pulling semi trucks and lifting weights. Next to the site where the oldest monastery of the Cistercians in Bohemia was established in Sedlec in 1142, each of the participants pulled a semi […]


International Falconry Competition

Archive photo posting OPOCNO, Czech Republic – It was October 1994 and the annual International Falconry Competition was again taking place in this historic small town. I was fortunate to be able photograph this beautiful and ancient form of hunting for the English-language newspaper Prognosis. Along with the paper’s reporter and translator, I walked kilometers […]