Thursday, August 12, 2010

“Pilgrimage to the Holy Land”

Day 1: Staropramen


Day 2: Staroměstské naměstí


Day 3: České Budějovice


Day 4: Plzeň



miko said...

Author’s Note:

Staropramen – old spring (in Smíchov district of Prague, taken as the name for a brand of Czech beer having the slogan “The Star of Prague”)
Pozdrav z Prahy! – Greetings from Prague!
Staroměstské náměstí – Old Town Square (Prague, Bohemia)
Týnský chrám – Tyn Church (Prague, Bohemia)
pivní sklenice – beer glass
pivovary – breweries
Bílá hora – White Mountain (reference to The Battle of…)
České Budějovice – city in southern Bohemia (in German: Budweis)
Karlův most – Charles Bridge (Prague, Bohemia)
Speciální pivo – special beer (style of Czech ‘Bud’ having 7.6% alcohol by volume)
Českobudějovické pivo – Beer of České Budějovice (in German: Budweiser Beer; the brew known in North America under this name is an insultingly pale imitation [in name only] that includes up to 30% rice!)
Plzeň – city in western Bohemia (in German: Pilsen)
Plzeňský Prazdroj – Original Source of Pilsner (in German: Pilsner Urquell)
Žatec – town in northwestern Bohemia (in German: Saaz)
Češství - Czechness
Kde domov můy? – Where is my home?
Na zdravi! – To your health! (also, Cheers!)

~brb said...

Wonderful. I got thirsty just reading this.

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