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Author Topic: I went to Prague and it stole my heart  (Read 104 times)

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Offline flying free

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I went to Prague and it stole my heart
« on: April 09, 2017, 08:00:10 PM »
Had an amazing week in Prague.  What a truly beautiful city in all ways. We walked for hours every day.
Family in tow so didn't get to see much glass, but saw a couple of 18th century small collections in two antiques shops and also popped into the Dorotheum and looked all their lovely glass for sale.
I wandered round the Moser shop in the old town square and the glass was stunning (the shop is in one of the pink and white buildings in front of the church in the picture)

I now know why I love early 19th century Bohemian glass so much.  The whole city was like a perfectly formed and decorated 'becher'.  Everything about it was utterly beautiful and mesmorising.  Also managed see and hear some great music as well, so it was perfect.

The stained glass window is by Alphonse Mucha and in St Vitus.

If you get a chance, do go and visit.  I wish we'd had longer to be able to go and explore the country more.

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Re: I went to Prague and it stole my heart
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 05:19:09 PM »
It is a great city with a fantastic variety of architecture, I enjoyed the range of music too. Not been since 1991 but while there I extended my stay for a few extra days. Sadly I had little interest in glass at the time!

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Re: I went to Prague and it stole my heart
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 01:39:01 AM »
Try and get an invite to the 13th IGS International Glass Symposium in 2018 in Novy Bor. I was there for it many years ago and it is a gathering of international glass artists that is phenomenal. It is about a 4-5 day event with lots of glassmaking and other associated venues. It will be something you will never forget. I stayed in Prague for a few days during that trip and loved it as well. The year I was there, there were glass artists from over 20 different countries besides Czech artists.

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Re: I went to Prague and it stole my heart
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 07:35:56 PM »
That sounds good :)

I really want to go back, particularly to spend some time in the museums looking at the collections.

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