0 Likes

The Year without Winter
Prague
Where did winter go?

The days are rather balmy. Yesterday there was a mild hurricane, and a short torrential rainfall. Who knows what will come?

Well, it is pleasant to have such warm days in January. Here in Stromovka, by the concrete Sputnik, babies have fun and mothers enjoy the morning.
Copyright: Jeffrey martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6700x3350
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 03/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: life; news
comments powered by Disqus

Jeffrey Martin
The Year without Winter
Tomáš Klíma
Autumn trees in Stromovka
Jeffrey Martin
The woman-earth sculpture in Stromovka
Jeffrey Martin
Stromovka Park (with a poodle)
Jeffrey Martin
The Duck Boat in Stromovka
Jeffrey Martin
Pond in Stromovka Park 2
Jeffrey Martin
Pond in Stromovka Park 1
Jeffrey Martin
Walking in Stromovka Park 1
Jeffrey Martin
Pond in Stromovka Park 3
Jiri Vambera
Semi-frozen lake in stromovka
Jeffrey Martin
Day of the Dead in Prague - 1
Jeffrey Martin
Walking in Stromovka Park 5
Jon Jasper
White Pocket
John Roberts
White Domes Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
John Roberts
Natural Bridge, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
Thang Bui
Dong Van Karst Plateau in Ha Giang province
Aleksandr Reznik
Rome Colosseum spherical panorama
Marcelo Botta
Atardecer - Fotografía desde un mastil a 8m de altura
dieter kik
Thiepval Memorial Somme France 11/11/2011 7572
Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt
Rheinturmpark
Sergej Esnault
Sunset from Preikestolen over Lysefjorden - Norway
Maciej G. Szling
Nowy Sącz Biały Klasztor Wieża
Igor Adamec
Boats on river Kupa in Ozalj
Zoran Strajin
The Temple Mount [Haram Al-Sharif], Jerusalem
Jeffrey Martin
Strossmayerovo Namesti Tram - Prague Summer Walk 61
Jeffrey Martin
EG 6 Conference in Monterey, 2012
Jeffrey Martin
U2 station Schottentor
Jeffrey Martin
Stanley the Robot Man at Rudolfinum
Jeffrey Martin
Outside the Chapel of Mary Magdalene
Jeffrey Martin
Gillson Park - Wilmette Beach - Lake Michigan - 2
Jeffrey Martin
Orlicky, Summer 2010 - 14
Jeffrey Martin
House in the Countryside 11
Jeffrey Martin
Some Men from the TV station are filming me. Why?
Jeffrey Martin
Chapel of Mary Magdalene
Jeffrey Martin
Img 3010 Img 3012 Img 3034 Img 3036 7 Images
Jeffrey Martin
Pasteis De Belem Exterior
More About Prague

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has long attracted artists and wandering spirits, although it was originally inhabited by prehistoric fish. Their inland sea filled the basin contained by the Tatras and Carpathian mountains, but when it eventually dried up they were forced to yield the terrain to dinosaurs, wooly mammoths and Neanderthals.     In human times the Celtic tribes came to reside here, leaving remains dating back to the 4th Century B.C.  Their tribal name, Boii, gives the root of the word "Bohemia".  The three separate territories of Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia now make up the modern Czech Republic, which split from Slovakia in the 1993 "Velvet Divorce."     Thanks to its enigmatic founder, the city of Prague derives a magnetic appeal for visionaries, scientists and astronomers.  The historical figure credited with the launch of Prague is Princess Libuse, a visionary prophet and warrior who once stood atop the hill at Vysehrad and made the prophecy as follows,     "I see a vast city, whose glory will touch the stars!"     This indeed came to pass after she took Otokar Premysl to be her husband and King, launching the Premyslid dynasty, and leaving it to rule for the first four hundred years of Czech history.  When the last Premyslid king, Wenceslas III, died without producing a male heir, the fourteen year-old John of Luxembourg came to take the throne of the Czech lands.     Hot-headed John died in battle, but his diplomatic son Charles IV inherited the throne and, through keen multi-lingual savvy, managed to both keep it and earn the title "Father of the Czech Nation."     Charles IV was the first of the Holy Roman Emperors here; he ruled during the height of Prague's elegance and splendour. This is the man to know if you want to understand Prague's layout.  He sponsored the construction of such landmarks as the Charles Bridge, the Hunger Wall and St. Vitus' Cathedral, as well as personally designing the neighborhood called New Town (Nove Mesto) which has for its center Karlovo Namesti or Charles Square.     The city displays every branch of architecture across the last thousand years, including Cubism, a style which you will be hard-pressed to find applied to buildings anywhere else in the world.  Beyond the stunning visual makeup of the city, there is a wealth of nightlife and entertainment, beginning with the legendary concert halls including the Rudolfinum, National Theater, Estates Theater and the Municipal House.     After investigating the Castle and Bridge, which are the most heavily-trafficked tourist areas, take a look around Zizkov and Letna, two of the cooler neighborhoods for bars and restaurants.     However quiet it may seem after ten PM, Prague is alive and throbbing in an endless array of basement bars, pubs, clubs, discos and pool halls waiting to be discovered by the intrepid subterranean adventurer.  To get an idea of what lies in store, check out the panoramas for Chateau and Palac Akropolis and when you're out and about, make sure you look for the stairs down to the cellar.      Apart from shopping, eating, drinking and wearing out your digital camera, delve into the rich green carpet of Prague's parks, many of which lie only walking-minutes from the city center.Text by Steve Smith.