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36 Hours in Prague

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The New York Times: Remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent eating, drinking and shopping options: There is something for everyone in this gorgeous city on the Vltava River. Prague has become one of the most visited cities in Europe for good reason: remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent drinking and eating options. Once thought of as slightly behind the times, …

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Exhibit Examines Legacy of Functionalist Architecture in Prague

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Prague may be famous for its Gothic and Baroque architecture, but the interwar period also gave rise to a new signature style. Functionalism, which emerged in the 1920s, was influenced by the Bauhaus and strove to strip away superfluous ornamentation in favor of simple, clean lines. Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes, which was originally presented at the Jaroslav Fragner …

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Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution at NYU Prague

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This coming November marks the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the end of Communism in Czechoslovakia. How relevant is this anniversary to students who were born sevaral years after the Berlin Wall came down? Very, according to NYU Prague, whose faculty includes many former leaders of the Velvet Revolution. via Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution …

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A New Food Tour in Prague

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The food tour company that started in Rome and expanded into London and Amsterdam has made its debut in Eastern Europe. Eating Prague Tours includes seven local culinary attractions over the course of four hours while leading guests through the heart of the city. Each stop includes a tasting and a chance to meet owners and purveyors. Along the way, …

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I Heart My City: Irena’s Prague

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Irena Schlosserová is a Prague local, through and through. In fact, she’s only spent nine months outside of her beloved Czech capital. While Irena currently works in the field of gastronomy, she finds time to indulge her hometown pride via Spotted by Locals. Irena admits that there are many tourist traps in Prague, but urges visitors to get off the …

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Man as a Body Present in Space

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The Prague House of Photography in Revoluční Street has finally been opened as part of Prague City Gallery after a decade of waiting. It comes to the Prague gallery scene with the exhibition Slovak New Wave mapping the unbound work of a group of Slovakian photography students at the Prague FAMU during the eighties. They went against the tide of …