December 17, 2008

Stairs under Hlavkuv bridge

I put this place near Vltavska metro station in my top ten list of places in Prague I would rather not be visiting at night.

+ one thing I'd like to share. Do you know Annie Leibovitz? I bet lot of you do. There's an interesting interview with her (the link goes to my favorite blog of Chase Jarvis in case you'd ask). Also, Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens is a great movie. I'm buying a DVD as Christmas gift for myself :)
December 16, 2008

Hidden garden with sculptures

And it's hidden on Libensky island. With ten or more of them on this little place where nobody goes to. I still wonder why they are here. It took me nine years to look over that wall and find them. Big mystery for me.

What else is Libensky island known for? They sell a lot of second-hand cars and second-hand furniture here. I fell in love with a table and sooo comfy chairs... that cost more than you (or I at least) can imagine.
December 15, 2008

When it's cold outside you should go to a hot club

Obcanska plovarna in Prague
Here's a snapshot from Obcanska plovarna (which is actually better in summer as it is right at the river). If you look carefully you can see a girl holding microphone. That's Agata Hanychova - our own Czech version of Paris Hilton girl. Now you know just one more thing about Czech Republic that your friends don't know. For sure :)

There's also the newest club in Prague called Prdel. At Zitna street very close to Charles square. And to improve your Czech skills even more, you can click here to find out what Prdel actually means in our language. (Sorry I didn't warn you.)

The third fact for today's post is that all good clubs and restaurants in Prague are already fully booked for Christmas parties. Well, this goes from the last week on.
December 14, 2008

TV Tower

View on TV Tower in Prague
I guess there wasn't a TV Tower post for a while :)
Taken about two weeks ago.
December 13, 2008

Shoes in Holesovice

Shoes in Holesovice, Prague
Shoes on a walk in Holesovice.

(I was originally looking for DOX but got lost.)
December 12, 2008

Foggy morning and closed Hard-de-core

View on Jindrisska tower in Prague
View on Jindrisska tower from Senovazne square (... while eating Saturday breakfast on a bench). And the Hard-de-core store I was going to visit was closed. Maybe you'll be luckier if you go there. This is one of my Christmas gifts inspiration stores :)

PS: For those looking for design shops in Prague. These are pretty much close to each other:
December 11, 2008
December 10, 2008

... and there's a lot of sun, too

Sun in Prague in December
This one is from Friday morning. Almost idyllic weather. Maybe to much idyllic for December. Did I mention that we wait for the snow?
December 9, 2008

Christmas in Prague

Christmas in Prague
Just want to let you know that Prague is ready for Christmas and absolutely crowded during the day (in spite of this 2 or 3 am photo).

Now we wait only for the snow :)
November 20, 2008

Zizkov TV Tower got blue

... for World Diabetes Day on 14th November.

(Although it looks more violet in this photo.)
November 19, 2008


Petrin hill and Petrin lookout tower. Especially the tower has an interesting history which I am going to tell you first time I have a little more time :)
November 18, 2008
November 13, 2008

Havelska for the second time

Prague - Havelska
Inspired by myself I wanted to have this one on film, too :)

PS: I've just read a comic strip at one Slovak web about advertising. Lady in it saying: I love Christmas... Snow, gifts, holiday songs... The best 10 weeks in a year. Well, that exactly explains the randomness of my posts in these days. The moving and not having internet connection is only icing on the cake. But it will get better :) Cheers from Teplice
November 12, 2008

Prague Metro survey

Prague - Metro B line
We had a big Prague Metro survey today. When you entered the station you got a special ticket and you gave it back at your end station. You can imagine all the trains full with people holding their special ticket in front of them :)

Last time this kind of survey happened was when we were young boys. So after the school we traveled all stations like crazy getting and returning the tickets everywhere having fun that there will be some weird results after final counting. But I guess the people doing the "counting" didn't care at all :)
November 8, 2008


Prague - Imagine
One of the more famous walls in Prague.
November 4, 2008

Prvni republika

Grand opening of new fashion shop Prvni republika. They sell Noa Noa clothes here. Does anybody of you know Noa Noa? This is the first store in Czech republic to sell these wonderful clothes. And there were a lot of wonderful people involved, too :)
November 3, 2008

TV tower

Prague - view on the Zizkov TV Tower
... and this is where I live now. Still in Prague (to answer that question). With a view on Zizkov TV tower.
November 2, 2008


Prague - Reznicka street
I lived here for a little over a year... and will miss it a lot.
November 1, 2008

November Theme Day: Books

Prague - back of a bookstore
Back of one special bookstore. Do you want more books? See all these links:

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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October 26, 2008

Tickets for sale

Prague - Tickets for sale
This is basically all you need to know when buying tickets in Prague. Property of Narodni trida metro station.
October 25, 2008

Saturday breakfast

Small park in Prague
Breakfast in a park? Why not :) Kakna discovered this cute little park first so big thanks to her! This one is from last week when we still had at least a bit of sunshine in Prague. It's so cold now.
October 21, 2008

Prumyslovy palac at Holesovice exhibition grounds

Prague - Prumyslovy palac at Holesovice exhibition grounds
Fire destroyed the left wing last week. And people keep coming here to see it. This one is from Saturday before they started the cleaning. It's kinda sad. I remember so many exhibitions here including few of our own. I think they will use the central part and the right wing now. Until they build the left wing again. Yes, that is their plan. Wonder how it will look like.

PS: Here's the same story at Kakna's Prague.
October 20, 2008

Old Town

Prague - Old Town
In this small street, we used to sit and draw during our art class at elementary school. There wasn't any restaurants then.
October 18, 2008

Uhelny trh square

Prague - Uhelny trh
... and the big white building is my old elementary school. We had a lovely Saturday in Prague, as you can see. Well, it was a lovely Friday in Bratislava yesterday, too. Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!
October 14, 2008

Stairs to the lunch

Prague - Dejvice - stairs to students eating hall
Stairs to the student's eating hall at Dejvice.
October 13, 2008

I just liked the view

Prague - Dejvice, view at the Prague Castle
These new houses at Dejvice have a spectacular view. Don't you think?
October 12, 2008

02 Arena, former Sazka Arena and cheap Velvias

O2 Arena, former Sazka Arena. A place where all the big concerts in Prague happen.

And a quick tip for you in Prague using medium format film cameras. Go to Ultralab in Vladislavova street, ask for box with 50Kc films (I mentioned it here before) and you have a big chance to find medium format Fuji Velvias here. Expiration date is 10/2008 and they are kept in the refrigerator, of course.
October 11, 2008

Street art at Liben

Street art at Liben
I think this guy sits here since august or so when there was a graffiti exhibition in Prague streets. Still, he looks really good.

Also, Sunday is the last day of Designblok in Prague and I recommend to visit it. Shame it's impossible for me to go there. Anybody else working on Sunday?

UPDATE: Want to see the newest photos from Prague? Just visit home page :)
October 10, 2008
October 8, 2008

Masarykovo train station hall window

Prague - Masarykovo train station hall window
Masarykovo train station hall window from that J.Crew video.

Wenceslas square

Prague - Wenceslas square
The photo's without description but since there's so many of you photographing in all the places on the Earth, you might be interested in helping with this ubiquity project. Or, at least, you can view Gonzale's photos.
October 6, 2008

Staromestska metro station

Prague - Staromestska metro station
Waiting. At night it can take up to 10 minutes. And that is a lot of time.
October 5, 2008

Antiquarian bookshop

Prague - Antiquarian bookshop
Antiquarian bookshop near Masarykovo train station. There's another one on the opposite side of this bookshop-friendly street.
October 4, 2008


Prague - Victims of Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968
Victims of Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in the summer of 1968. I heard some stories from my older friends and family and it is still beyond my imagination. This is part of the bigger installation to commemorate the invasion in the upper part of Wenceslas square right in front the National Museum.
October 1, 2008

At Charles bridge

Prague - At Charles bridge
Just under Charles bridge. Lonely Saturday night.
September 25, 2008

Photo exhibition at and about Wenceslas square

Prague - Photo exhibition at and about Wenceslas square
There's a new photo exhibition about Wenceslas square in the lower part of Wenceslas square. With lots of old photos it's quite interesting to see all the changes from the last 50 years. Well worth the visit.
September 21, 2008

Sunday's good for a walk

Prague - Sunday walk
The biggest advantage of Prague's outskirts is that they don't look like Prague.

Door and film bargains

Prague - Door
Elevator door near my photo store close to Narodni trida. It looks very unused. And this is where I usually put the new film in a camera.

The photo store itself is in Vladislavova street and if you're around ask for "the box with 50 Kc films". There are just expired films, all for 50 Kc (that's about 2 Euro), and sometimes you can find a real bargain!
September 19, 2008

At Berounka river

Prague - at the river
Well, here's a place I love. I take a long walk here every time I want to clean my head. I bet you have your own places like this, too.
September 18, 2008


Prague - Mercedes
(I think it's pretty obvious I'm a car guy.) I took this at historical cars race at Zbraslav. It's a race up the hill (I guess the correct term is different but you do understand me, right? :) and it's pretty old. The first was there in 1908! We used to climb trees along the up hill road, watch the cars go by and eat apples and peers from the branches when we were young. That was in the nineties not in 1908. You can get the idea of the first races on these three photos I found.

Car-related PS: I accidentally stumbled upon this special screening of Back To The Future movie with more than a dozen of DeLoreans. Now, imagine beaded Back To The Future DeLorean. Wouldn't that be cool? Well, it is. Only at The Lone Beader :)

See you tomorrow
September 17, 2008

Chameleon made in nature

Prague - Chameleon, Made in nature Prague ZOO ad
Prague's ZOO always has great and unique ads. Friend of mine worked on some in the past, too :) Now you're ready to see this chameleon in the city (I admit it was my inspiration).
September 16, 2008
September 12, 2008


Prague - iPhone
Yes, we have iPhone in Czech republic. This one is from Telefonica but you can have it from Vodafone and T-Mobile, too.

I wrote it before, I'm a huge Apple fan and think that iPhone is amazing. But I love my Nokia which I charge only twice a week and I don't care if I drop it on the street. You know :) What about you, do you have an iPhone?
September 11, 2008
September 10, 2008

Next to National museum

Prague - building next to National museum
I saw this hundred times and didn't realize what a strange building it is. This picture at Kakna's Prague opened my eyes. It really is strange.
September 9, 2008