Party on My Square!

Two different events occurred on or just off my local square, Jiriho z Podebrad today:  a Mexican Street Food Party and The Vinohrady Wine Festival. The Mexican Street Food Party filled  Lucemburská, a street right behind the metro square. Today was cloudy and slightly rainy day, so my photos aren’t as bright and cheery as the atmosphere. I bought some ghost … More Party on My Square!


Note: I tried to remember details from our tour. Apologies for any inaccuracies. Our main purpose in traveling to Krakow was to visit Auschwitz. At first, I was a little off-put by the tour buses outside. We had booked several days before and had trouble finding an available time slot. The idea of Auschwitz as a … More Auschwitz

Ars Magica in Prague

Everyone would agree that Prague is a city of rich and sometimes terrible history. In 1989, The Velvet Revolution precipitated the end of communist rule in what was then Czechoslovakia. 1989—that’s not very long ago. Although some buildings and structures in Prague date back to medieval times, it seems to me that we often focus on the history … More Ars Magica in Prague

The Bone Chapel

A couple of months ago, I traveled to Kutná Hora to see the Bone Chapel, more officially titled the Sedlec Ossuary. I loved it. I didn’t find it at all spooky or disrespectful. I guess I’ve seen other places in Europe where bones are used to create images, and to me it’s a vast bony bank of stories. … More The Bone Chapel