Crispin Glover’s Chateau (Zámek), Konárovice, Czech Republic

Crispin Glover is an American actor known for playing eccentric roles such as George McFly in Back to the Future and the Thin Man in Charlie's Angels. Here is a classic scene from Back to the Future where George tries to tell Lorraine that he is her destiny. I found Crispin's chateau (zámek in Czech) on … Continue reading Crispin Glover’s Chateau (Zámek), Konárovice, Czech Republic

Lime Electric Scooters arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

26th October 2018 update: Lime Scooters 'temporarily' banned by Prague 2. Apparently, Lime didn't ask Prague 2 before deploying the scooters also Prague 2 residents have been complaining about riding on pavements and leaving scooters in a random places. The Prague 2 website (in Czech) has the announcement http://urad.praha2.cz/V-rijnu-Prahu-2-zaplavily-elektrokolobezky.html I checked the Lime app this … Continue reading Lime Electric Scooters arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

Belles Fleurs, Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic – somewhere to avoid

Belles Fleurs has several outlets in Prague and also an online store. My nearest branch is near IP Pavlova metro station and tram stops. They have a lot of flowers outside. On the afternoon of Monday 17th September, I picked up three bunches of five yellow roses. The assistant, clipped the ends from the stems, hand tied … Continue reading Belles Fleurs, Vinohrady, Prague, Czech Republic – somewhere to avoid

The Slav Epic Exhibition, Municipal House (Obecní dům), Prague, Czech Republic

The Slav Epic is a series of large paintings by artist Alfons Mucha. It's quite different to his usual Art Nouveau work, which you'll probably recognise below. Obecní dům is a spectacular building and always worth a visit. The Mucha exhibition is in two large rooms on the third floor - there is an elevator although I … Continue reading The Slav Epic Exhibition, Municipal House (Obecní dům), Prague, Czech Republic

Exhibition of Paintings by Martina Krupičková, Prague, Czech Republic

Thursday 19th April evening, I attended the opening party for an exhibition of Paintings by renowned Czech artist Martina Krupičková https://martinakrupickova.com/. The exhibition is integrated into the showroom of 'Luxury Sleeping' http://www.postele-ls.cz/ (high-end beds and bedding) and runs until 31st May. There is also a prize draw - anyone who purchases a Kuperus or Pullman bed before the … Continue reading Exhibition of Paintings by Martina Krupičková, Prague, Czech Republic

Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, Prague, Czech Republic

The Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace is probably the most ignored place in Prague - it's also the least expensive with admission set at just 1Kč. Walking along Karlova Street (the street that links the Old Town Square (Staroměstské nám.) to Charles Bridge (Karlův most), most will ignore the last entrance on the left before you cross the street … Continue reading Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, Prague, Czech Republic

Václav Havel Airport in Lego, Prague, Czech Republic

Václav Havel Airport was formerly known as Prague Ruzyně - the airport changed its name on the 5th October 2012 on what would have been former Czech President Havel's 76th birthday). There are two Terminals; Terminal One is dedicated to flights outside the Schengen Area (free movement between ten EU countries) and Terminal Two for Schengen Area flights. … Continue reading Václav Havel Airport in Lego, Prague, Czech Republic

Saint Patrick’s Day March 17th 2018 in Prague

Late afternoon update: all the Irish pubs are packed with a combination of those trying to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and those watching the rugby. Expect standing room only. I retired to Napa Bar where I have a seat - only bottled Guinness available for 75kc though. http://www.napabar.cz Saint Patrick's Day is a worldwide celebration … Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day March 17th 2018 in Prague