0 Likes

U Maleho Glena
Prague
From the New York Times:

A town swarming with tourists does its best to cater to their nighttime whims and to make some money besides. But it's still possible to find a few places to drink, sup, listen or dance where not everyone is foreign or wearing a baseball cap backward or tripping out on Ecstasy.

Prague has some nice jazz, and like everything here, the price is reasonable. Downstairs at U Maleho Glena (At Little Glenn's) is a small cellar with tables and an unusually good selection of local groups, including the excellent Robert Balzar Trio; Jan Knop, a pianist who calls himself Najponk; and Yvonne Sanchez, a popular half- Cuban, half-Polish chanteuse. There is a cafe and bar upstairs; the jazz club in the basement has a cover charge of 90 crowns, all of $2.30, at 39 crowns to the dollar.

Little Glenn is an American, Glenn Spicker, who also introduced bagels to Prague at his four Bohemia Bagel restaurants. But his jazz club has a friendly, local feel and it's close to the crowded Charles Bridge, which you'll end up strolling at night even if you vow not to.

Copyright: Jeffrey Martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7400x3700
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 02/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: bar; club; restaurant
comments powered by Disqus

Jeffrey Martin
U Maleho Glena
Jeffrey Martin
U Maleho Glena
Jeffrey Martin
U Maleho Glena
Jeffrey Martin
Holiday Flat for rent
Jeffrey Martin
Short term Flat under the castle
vladimir hanzel
Prague Vrtbovska Garden 002
vladimir hanzel
Prague Vrtbovska Garden 001
Jeffrey Martin
U Klicu
vladimir hanzel
Prague Vrtbovska Garden 005
Jeffrey Martin
Karmelitska - Prague Summer Walk 50
vladimir hanzel
Prague Vrtbovska Garden 006
vladimir hanzel
Prague Vrtbovska Garden 003
dedmaxopka
thermoelectric plant, abondoned 80 metres cooler
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Hotel Paradis Loyalty Islands New Caledonia Gazebo
Rod Edwards
Devil's Golf Course
Marijan Marijanovic
Durmitor Sareni Pasovi
Konstantin
Oct2009 Minnewaska Lake
luis davilla
Gran Via06
Roger Berry
Kozhikode Beach at Sunset (Calicut)
Roger Berry
Elephant Bathing in the Periyar River, Kodanad Rescue Center
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Queenstown Skylinegondola
Pavel Bogdanov
Tree on Mashuk in summer - Pyatigorsk, Russia
Willy Kaemena
Praça do Comercio
luis davilla
gran via. madrid
Jeffrey Martin
Norne Down Hall
Jeffrey Martin
Svetozor Kino and Bar
Jeffrey Martin
Outside the Chapel of Mary Magdalene
Jeffrey Martin
Burggasse, Volkstheater
Jeffrey Martin
Duende
Jeffrey Martin
Getting Hotter
Jeffrey Martin
Most Na Plasti
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 4137
Jeffrey Martin
The New Roundabout
Jeffrey Martin
On the Czech-Polish border - 2
Jeffrey Martin
Katka in the Winter
Jeffrey Martin
The Worst Restaurant in Prague 6
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.