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my

cultural blog

The posts are prologues

or epilogues to events

around town that promise

inspiration. If I wil  hear applause 

acknowledging my effort confined

in this cultural blog,

I will bow and celebrate with a glass

of Bohemian champagne!

Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

November 30, 2019

Neither Paris, London or Amsterdam, instead the incredible Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena that is for our family the most intriguing friendly personal, and one of the most pleasant museums on the West coast.

Not many people know about it, for whatev...

November 24, 2019

Dancing Queens: Misa Moran, Daniela Olszova, Petra Leheckova, Adelka Hancova, Claire Torres, Marketa Hancova, Hilda Bajova, Veronika Pazdirkova-Alliamus, Misa Dotson

The elegance of the party represented the Queens! 

The wish was to make people happy, the occas...

November 16, 2019

 We met, we talked, we sang, we ate sausages, and with a bonfire crowded with a charming and loud group of about 70 plus Czechs and Slovaks, we started the two-week long celebration of 30 years of freedom in Europe!

We celebrated that...

November 9, 2019

The best November 9th in my entire life was the one 30 years ago today.

The Wall, that wall that was a scar on the city of Berlin, fell. The city became one. Germany became one. Freedom spilled into Eastern Europe after long 41 years of its absence. 

The wish of the Amer...

October 27, 2019

I heard all kinds of stories of San Diego production of Aida so I became curious....and left enchanted, inspired, happy and richer of many thoughts that the opera provoked. 

Aida is one of the most personal operas, and it is in spite of the famous epic opulent marc...

October 23, 2019

There is a special place in Balboa Park, San Diego.  It is so special that it has no equivalent in the world: a village that is shared peacefully by 33 nationalities tucked into the south-west corner of the Park.

It was founded in 1935 when a world expo i...

September 16, 2019

Our annual  Czech-Slovak-American Sculpting Competition 2019 became a popular happy affair with handsome creative competitors and happy astonished onlookers! Our volleyball team also added beautifully to the backdrop of the afternoon! And the South Mission Beach? That...

July 25, 2019

 ....and the children do not have to be mine!! Ever since I remember from the time I was about 15, I made a small handmade invitations for children's competitions, put them in the mail boxes in our Communist apartment building and here it was! On Saturdays, I would hav...

July 25, 2019

We love to keep coming back to Venice Beach in Los Angeles for its forgotten astonishing history; there is so much more than just that crazy beach!  Today on this rainy June Saturday we slip in the hippie-like, carefree, wild scene, that presents its gig  rain or shine...

June 21, 2019

Here we are! Our second day of an early summer Los Angeles adventure continues. We woke up to the glorious blue sky, a stark contrast to the cold and rain the day before. I sneak from my bed to go running in this beautiful lively neighborhood with people walking dogs,...

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