Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Name Day, Sandra! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Sandra. Happy name day, Sandra!
The name Sandra means "man's defender" and is of English origin and is the short form of Alexandra/Alessandra.  It was introduced to the English-speaking world by author George Meredith, who used it for the heroine in his novel "Emilia in England" (1864) and the reissued version "Sandra Belloni" (1887).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A stroll though Hradčany

Beautiful detail above the entrance to...

...a beer hall!


Love all of these hidden restaurants

Meow Meow - all things cat

Strahov Monastery

One of the best views of Prague is from the cafe at the monastery

The observation tower atop Petřín Hill

Love the red rooftops

Happy Name Day, Bohuslav! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Bohuslav.  Happy name day, Bohuslav!
The name Bohuslav is the Czech, Slovak and Ukranian form of Bogusław, which is of Polish origin and means "glory of God".

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy Name Day, Johana! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Johana.  Happy name day, Johana!
The name Johana is of Hebrew origin and means "God's grace".

Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Name Day, Bernard! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Bernard. Happy name day, Bernard!
The name Bernard is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Bernard is "strong; brave bear". 

Three famous medieval saints bore the name: a founder of a monastic order, the patron saint of mountain climbers, and a scholastic philosopher.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Name Day, Ludvík! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Ludvík.  Happy name day, Ludvík!
The name Ludvík is a variant of Louis, which is of French & Old German origin.  The meaning of Ludvik is "famous warrior".

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Flood of 2002

Prague under water
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Prague floods in 2002, Czech Photo Gallery is displaying 90 photos tracing the destructive flooding of the capital.

The exhibit that runs through October 7 features works of 31 photographers who immortalized moments in the dramatic days in August 2002, when the country was hit by 500-year-floods. It builds on the 2002 fall exhibit that garnered much critical acclaim in the Czech Republic and abroad and which toured overseas to New York City.

The organizers have also compiled a book containing 200 shots from 44 top photographs on the subject.
The publication is both in English and Czech and can only be purchased during the exhibit.

For details, visit the Czech Photo Gallery website.
TICKETS: Free entry
CONTACT: Czech Photo Gallery; Újezd 19, Prague 1

Happy Name Day, Helena! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Helena.  Happy name day, Helena!
The name Helena is a variant of Eleanor and Helen, both of which are of Greek origin.  The meaning of Helena is "sun ray, shining light".

Friday, August 17, 2012

A stroll through charming Malá Strana

U Malířů has the reputation of being the best French restaurant in Prague...

Must sound magical when a breeze blows through

You never know who's watching

Audi.  Matte black.  Manual.  Yes, please!