Monthly Archives: September 2010

Buyers opt for opulence and a room with a view

The Prague Post Renovated riverside apartments promise personalized luxury “You can’t choose someone else’s flavor of ice cream.” That’s the credo of Alion Andersson, co-owner of King Street s.r.o., developer of River House, a new super-luxury apartment building in Prague 2 on the Vltava River. He’s talking about the individual nature of choosing apartment furnishings,… Read more »

Accidental Art

The Prague Post Tucked away in a corner of the café, there is an interesting photograph or colorful painting. Stepping back, you realize the art on the walls isn’t there just to pretty the place up, but is part of a carefully chosen series or collection. In much of Prague, it’s possible to get a… Read more »

If I had been a boy, I would have been shot

Christian Science Monitor A Czech woman tells how her village was razed by the Nazis – and how she survived to tell the tale six decades later. “I started writing these memories when I was 70, for my children and grandchildren,” says Jaroslava Sklenicková. “I was wondering if I would remember anything, but when I… Read more »

Code: Mode

The Prague Post Local fashion is ‘about the thinking, not the things’ Prague has yet to be mentioned in the same breath as Milan or Paris when speaking about fashion cities. Sure, we’ve got Gucci, Burberry and a host of other internationally acclaimed fashion houses, but not much to call our own. At least once… Read more »

Czechs Forge Ahead With Nuclear Power Expansion

New York Times In October last year the Czech state power company, CEZ, selected three companies to bid for a contract to expand the Temelin nuclear power plant, in the southern Czech countryside. The companies are now readying themselves to submit detailed proposals that could have major consequences not just for the Czech Republic, but… Read more »