Topics of interest
Few weeks ago there was an interesting event in picturesque Hrustin, a town in Orava, called the Hrustinska Prevodovka, which we didn’t want to miss. What we have seen and experienced will be revealed on the lines below.
Apocalypse in the Czech Republic – this could be a one name for events of couple of last days. Large floods hit the Czech Republic with a similar intensity as in the year 2002. That year the water level was so high as it was a hundred year water. The Czech Republic was better prepared than before, despite all of effort water caused heavy damages in the country.
When I hear Vladivostok I think of something monumental, distant, decayed in a Soviet way and, at the same time, impressive. Something I naturally want to explore. What is interesting about Vladivostok, the terminal of the Trans-Siberian railway? We will try to answer this question now.
Hopefully the last snow of this winter fell but it created a wonderful atmosphere around the observatory in Ďáblice located on a hill called Na vyhlídce in Ďáblický háj. The observatory is small but enchanting with antiquity of its furnishing such as it’s the First Republic telescopes.
Spring is playing with us. One day it is 16 degrees Celsius the other it’s snowing. However, it changes nothing about the fact spring, the most beautiful of all seasons of the year, is coming. Not only people but animals as well can sense it.
One of the strangest places in the world, Hashima Island, is located not far away from one of the most important Pacific ports, Nagasaki. What happened to the place that had one of the highest population densities in the world and today is a memorial of thousands of dead miners in its coalmines.
A blacksmith has arrived to stables of Ctěnice Riding Club. It isn’t something unusual. Every hoof needs his attention once in two months. However, we were there with our camcorder and we prepared a minidocumentary about good old blacksmith craft. We inspected the work of Jaroslav Kaufner.
The train that has been connecting Europe more than half-a-century, an important traffic route that, as one of very few European railroads was unique because of its tailor-made trains.
There are only few trains that are remembered as much as Vindobona. For more than 60 years it connects three countries, their capital cities and their people. What were the history and the present of the most overused middle-European route?
Tatra electric railway as we know it today, keeps only a piece of the rich history of this unique monument. In the following lines we look at the development of the first trolley in the world to contemporary electrified railway.
Drakensberg - a fascinating world of mountains, mountain passes and scenery, which are all under a constant theme to create a fantasy world of characters from J. R. R. Tolkien empire, whose birthplace is South Africa.
The city, which story we have in terms of historical context outlined in the first part of our contribution, entered into closer awareness of the early 90 years primarily as a place of immense suffering, chaos and lawlessness. What was later fate and will its people live in better time? This and much more you can know.
Black Hawk Down - a memorable message of the cult classic war film bearing the same name, whose action story takes place just on the streets of this East African capital, famous for its poverty, cruelty and crime.
Slovakia is a country that is rich not only for natural beauty, but also in mineral wealth hidden in the bowels of many a picturesque village or town. Among the most famous is certainly Kremnica mining town, Banská Štiavnica or villages Spania Dolina and Hodruša - Hamry.
Probably everyone heard about this country, where is but few who really knows where lies the territory of which so vividly portraying Karl May in his story Kara ben Nemsi - Wild Kurdistan.
The third stop will be the museum's famous gallery of modern art, also known as the Guggenheim Museum with its extensive collection of mainly abstract art, architecture, design and other artistic styles.
On the area bigger than a square mile is the largest concentration of museums in the world - welcome to the East Side neighbourhood, part of intellectuals, artists and museums of all kinds.
Next stop in one of the most spectacular cities in the world, takes us to board the aircraft carrier, unusual museums of aerospace and navy under one roof, or rather the deck.
Rough neighborhood, at least as it describes the overwhelming majority of the directors of films for which this district and was a hotbed of organized crime, drug underworld gangs and murder. What's the truth and it the reality corresponds its reputation?
A short stop in the district where on the beginning of the century was looming face of jazz as well as his career protagonists, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. The place that until recently was labeled as criminal lair, which is not advisable to attend at night and then only during the day in a locked car...
As we all know, Broadway, running somewhat parallel across the regular and the streets of New York Avenue, is the famous place of theaters and musical programs.
Another next stops cross USA we addresses to one of the major cities of the world - New York City. Maybe it will stop short, often conveying a sense of my essence and atmosphere of this kind of city. However, I believe that despite the absence of accurate descriptive information you take over something from my experience.
One of the most famous symbol of the American West. The theme that couldn’t missed in any of the famous John Ford westerns from the very beginning of this genre to the year 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick.
The third part of mapping of lesser-known U.S. places will be about truly remarkable place - ghost town, abandoned houses, empty streets and something that forced people to leave their homes quickly. One such is the Pennsylvania town of Centralia, where life finally stopped in 1992.
We went to Blatná, this time not to show you the beauty of the city, but because Miroslav Simandl, there showed almost perfect work with his horses.
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