When researching Prague for a mid week break I came across some interesting pictures of a book tunnel on Pinterest. Digging deeper I found that it was on display in the Municipal Library and free to view. Very Harry Potter I thought and certainly a painstaking task for the architect!. I wouldn’t want to be that […]
The castle area in Prague is west of the river and can be reached easily from the east of the town by walking over the Charles Bridge. (Alternatively take the funicular railway to Petrin Hill and walk through the convent to the castle area.) Mala Strana is the area at the foot of the castle […]
Although The Grey Traveller is not an art aficionado I can enjoy it and particularly like to photograph street art or things I just find arty. Before visiting I hadn’t appreciated that Andy Warhol was from the Slovakia region and so my first art experience in Prague was the Gallery Goap in the old town square. This […]
……..How many people carry a spare lock about their person???? ……….just in case they want to padlock it to a bridge? I’m intrigued by this relatively new phenomena. Charles Bridge in Prague is not an exception to this trend but where and why did this first happen in the world?
Dead for over thirty years but I remember Warhol’s Campbell Soup and iconic Monroe prints like it was yesterday. Originally the Warhola family were from Slovakia hence the interest in Prague….they emigrated to Pittsburgh and the exhibition tells the story of the family as well as Warhol’s entry into the pop art world through to […]
Close to the Republicky metro station with links to the airport. Near to the Municipal Building and Powder Gate Walking distance to the Old Town Efficient welcome Art deco style Bar open to midnight with a gin and tonic at £6 Comfortable rooms which include – desk, mini bar, tea and coffee, settee,clean bathroom with […]
June has to be England’s ‘best month’ for showcasing gardens at their best and Exbury did not disappoint. We chose the gardens and steam train combo ticket at just over £15 and waited for the first train to take us round a twenty minute loop which can not be otherwise walked. The guard hopped off […]