Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Love locks adorn the Love Lock Wall in Malá Strana
"Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold.
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know,
never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still."
A symbol of everlasting love...
Water Sprite Kabourek sits at the Velkopřevorský Mill wheel. He was created by sculptor Josef Nálepa, who is one of two people who made a portrait of Salvador Dalí
Apparently, Kabourek doesn´t like the love locks...
"Water sprites have various characteristics, e.g. they tend to like alcohol, pretty girls and so on. Kabourek is said to like bottled beer. 'He is good, although he looks gloomy. He is only bad to bad people', Josef Nálepa describes Kabourek’s character. 'And he says that he will throw to the Vltava all those who put padlocks on the beautiful grids which make it impossible to see the bridge or the water sprite,' added Josef Nálepa. 'It is not a good habit, which originates somewhere in the east. I think that the city should get rid of this unsightliness, so that we can have the beautiful old Prague'. And one more thing. The thing on top of Kabourek’s head is a little flame, which the water sprite uses as a light under water."
Kabourek is right...the locks do block the view of the old mill and most people probably don't even notice him sitting there
Kabourek, you're going to have to take it up with this restaurant next door to the mill - they're selling locks to people
More love locks at a different bridge overlooking Čertovka (Devil's Stream)
And even more love locks. These are attached to a statue on the Charles Bridge. That's just not right.
Today we honor Ignác. Happy name day, Ignác.
The name Ignác is of Latin origin and means "ardent; burning".
Monday, July 30, 2012
For those of you who don't know what koně means, it means horses. Um, is that not a cow? How did they f**k this up?!
Today we honor Bořivoj. Happy name day, Bořivoj!
The name Bořivoj is a Slavic name that is derived from the Slavic elements bor "battle" and voi "soldier".
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Today we honor Marta. Happy name day, Marta!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Tody we honor Věroslav. Happy name day, Věroslav!
The name Věroslav is a Czech name of Slavic origin, meaning "fame, glory".
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Today we honor Jakub. Happy name day, Jakub!
The name Jakub is the Czech form of Jacob, which is of Latin origin and manes "he who supplants".
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Today we honor, Kristýna. Happy name day, Kristýna!
The name Kristýna is widely used in the Czech language. It's a variant of Christina, which is of Latin origin and means "Christian woman".
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Today we honor Magdaléna. Happy name day, Magdaléna!
The name Magdaléna is the Czech form of Madeline/Magdalene. It is of Greek origin and means "woman from Magdala".
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Today we honor Vítězslav. Happy name day, Vítězslav!
The name Vítězslav is a Czech name of Slavonic origin and means "glorious knight".
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Today we honor Drahomíra. Happy name day, Drahomíra!
The name Drahomíra is of Slavonic origin and is primarily used in Czech. Drahomíra means "beloved peace".
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Today we honor Martina. Happy name day, Martina!
The name Martina is of Latin origin and means "dedicated to Mars".
Monday, July 16, 2012
Old Town Hall Tower
Pražský Orloj - The Prague Astronomical Clock
Church of Our Lady before Týn towers over Old Town Square
Looking up at Church of Our Lady before Týn