Category Archives: Prague Breathes

Life in the city.

Burn ’em, burn ’em all!

Ash snows down on the crowd as they circle closer together around the bonfire in the gathering darkness, straining on their toe tips to see.  The tribal drum beat quickens as the three cloaked, grey-bearded wizards set the pace of the … Continue reading

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Easter is for Domestic Violence

Easter in the Czech Republic can be a strange time full of flowers and systematic violence. Continue reading

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The City Goes Green

In New York, I loved the Autumn.  It’s crisp days arriving look a cool shower after the sweltering summer heat.  In Prague I love the Spring, which appears like a clean breeze following the stagnant winters doldrums.  It promises new … Continue reading

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Hockey Brings the Winter

Today it snowed in Prague for the first time this winter.  It was just a light flurry, more for ambiance than anything, like the winter sky was giving us a knowing wink to declare itself and affirm that it isn’t going anywhere … Continue reading

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Prague Inverted

They’ve been telling me it’s an “inversion” but that’s too clinical a term to describe our situation.  Tonight I can’t see twenty feet because the smog is so thick.  I was corrected by a student at 4 O’clock in afternoon … Continue reading

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The trams of Praha

There is no sound more quintessential to the Prague experience than the jingling bell of a tram.  It’s cranked just before the vehicle rolls into a station; a warning  to the crowd lingering on the street-level platform to avoid, at just this moment, stepping … Continue reading

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Prague Snows

I had intended my next post to be about what Prague is like while you’re waiting for a paycheck to come in – but I’ve just encountered one full snow cycle and it was fascinating.  Yes, snow comes in cycles. … Continue reading

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