If you have missed Part I, you can read it here: https://steemit.com/travelfeed/@tmayd/check-gallery-a-roaming-prague-homage-to-kafka-part-i
Not surprisingly, the works Kafka has inspired are weird in their own right. Take f
July is Franz Kafka’s birth month, and this post is dedicated to his memory.
He was born in Prague on July 3rd 1883. He is the one who put Prague on my map back when I was studying German literature at university. So when I started going through my bucket list of places to visit, of course Prague w
The destination was La Posada, a hotel in Winslow, in the middle of the Arizona Nowhere. Most of you will be familiar with the name of the town from the lyrics of “Take it Easy” penned by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey. La Posada is wedged between historic Route 66 and the Santa Fe Railway, and I was
My trip to the Russian Federation had come to an end. It used to be the Soviet Union, staring back at the US on the other side of the delicate balance of mutually assured destruction, the quintessential threat to freedom and democracy. It seems that in the US politithink and its attending mainstream
Štefánik Observatory on Petřín Hill was inaugurated in 1928. It is named for Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880-1919) an astronomer, diplomat and politician, and co-founder of Czechoslovakia.
Under the main wooden dome, a ca. 1906 double Zeiss astrograph is still in use today in pretty much its original
It took me a while to get to Vyšehrad as it is outside the center of Prague and I missed my stop, but was it ever worth it! I am a sucker for art of the turn of the nineteenth century, and I was in for a real treat.
From what I have read, Vyšehrad means “upper castle” in Czech. There are remnants
I have a confession to make. Ever since I can remember I've had this fascination for cemeteries and all things funerary. So when I travel you can bet that, at some point, I will find my way to the local graveyard, salute a carved skeleton adorning the wall of a church, or venture nervously into the
In this series of posts titled Czech Gallery, I will take you on a photographic tour of some fabulous places in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic is a quintessentially European country with a Slavic twist, a wonderful blend of historic treasures and modern outlook, a multifaceted nation proud o