Posts Tagged ‘czech republic’

~ossuary of kutna hora~

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Alfonso dismissed it as anti-Enlightenment flim-flam. Though I had to agree, the ossuary–located about an hour south of Prague in a suburb of Kutna Hora called Sedlec–was also intriguing. A chandelier made of (at least) one of every bone in the human body is something to see in my book. Here is how it came […]

~ballad of the old bohemian pt. 3~

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Bohemia is the homeland of the subject of my book, and though she herself was never here (despite being quite the world traveler), her grandparents, when they immigrated, took much of their culture—dress, food, attitude–with them and passed it down to Agnes. I did not find kolache ((koh-LAH-chee, literally “cake,” usually filled with poppy seeds […]

~ballad of the old bohemian pt. 2~

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

He was a man so cranky he seemed a character in a story by Dickens. This man–let’s call him Ebenezer–spit a response to my innocent inquiry, “Please sir, where is the real cricket playing tiny violin?” No matter, we found said cricket–and the flea in golden horseshoes, and the whole herd of camels in the […]

~ballad of the old bohemian pt. 1~

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Like Ali is an Alps Slut, I am an Art Nouveau Slut, which means I spent our short time in Prague (Praha) with my head craned upward and mouth dangling open in rapture. The city looks as though it was designed by Alfons Mucha, in part because it was. The streets are clusters of buildings […]

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