Category Archives: Restaurants

James Dean Forever

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Photos by Stephen Galle of Leopard Print Photography Prague, Model Michael Macák

Location: James Dean Prague, V Kolkovně 1, Prague, Czech Republic

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man. – James Dean

James Dean may have only made three movies but his memory and fan base continue to live on and grow. The James Dean Prague, a 1950’s style diner, keeps that memory going. It is one of my favorite places for breakfast and one of the only places in the Czech Republic that serves anything similar to an American Style Breakfast at a reasonable price.

So when I thought of doing a small shoot there that went beyond the decor, design of the establishment, and of course their wonderfully delightful waitresses, I thought of my James Dean enthusiast friend Michael Macák.

So Michael being the sport he is met me at the restaurant and we did a 1950s style diner shoot. The results I am sure you will agree, truly pay homage to an American Movie Icon.

Enjoy the gallery to the 50’s sound of Tami Neilson of New Zealand with her song “Holy Moses.”

 

 

Hanging Out At Steampunk Prague

Steampunk Prague by Leopard Print Photography (24)by Leopard Print Photography, Models Marija Neringa and BozhiDara Boyadzhieva, Music by Take One Car

There’s a new place in Prague which is part Club and part Restaurant. In our first photography event we chose this location for its edgy design and industrial urban feel. Marija Neringa and BozhiDara Boyadzhieva showed up for the event and really stole the show.

Located at V Kolkovně 5 they do breakfast, lunch, and dinner upstairs starting at 8am Mon – Fri, and 9am sat – Sun. Then as dusk approaches the underground club in the basement opens up and is there for your drinking and dancing pleasures until 4am. We had the opportunity to try the food there and it was quite nice, clearly made fresh, and was reasonably priced with good value, despite being in the tourist center of Prague.

Steampunk Prague by Leopard Print Photography (12)Enjoy the gallery below while listening to “In The Wind,” by Take One Car, out of East Haven, Connecticut.

A Secret Garden At Velkopřevorský Mlýn Restaurant

A Secret Garden At Velkopřevorský Mlýn Restaurant by Leopard Print Photography (14)

by Leopard Print Photography, Photos by Bruno Galle

Just off Kampa Park, between the John Lennon Wall and the John Lennon Pub, on Hroznova 3 lies the Velkopřevorský Mlýn Restaurant. With a birds eye view of the old canal, the old mills water wheel, and the bridge of love locks, this little restaurant has a garden terrace wich seems quite magical.

A Secret Garden At Velkopřevorský Mlýn Restaurant by Leopard Print Photography (3)If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or for a chance to escape the tourist crowds, then this secret  garden is the perfect place. Flowers adorn a terrace of tables topped with pretzels and chairs layered with soft and fury throw overs to help swallow you like a cloud, and suck you into a world that seems quite removed from the rest of the city.

A Secret Garden At Velkopřevorský Mlýn Restaurant by Leopard Print Photography (5)I was there for just a beer and a cigar in order to enjoy this magical place after putting up with crowds of tourists all day, so it was a welcome oasis. After looking at the menu I decided to order a boneless pork chop with a green peppercorn sauce, which did not disappoint. Very well done and the cold Staropramen draft was a perfect accompaniment and helped make this early spring day even more enjoyable.

A Secret Garden At Velkopřevorský Mlýn Restaurant by Leopard Print Photography (1)The terrace has an additional covered terrace wich is right on the canal and has a perfect view of the old mills water wheel. I was impressed by the use of fresh-cut roses used to decorate and accentuate the planted spring flowers as well. The prices are not cheap, but you are not just paying for your order. I am sure the location pays quite high rent, and the atmosphere wich takes you somewhere else with the addition of fresh-cut roses, well….. need I really explain.

If you’re looking for a touch of detail that creates the perfect environment then this is the place. If you’re a bit more price conscience then go to McDonald’s.

Egon Schiele Cafe of Cesky Krumlov

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by Leopard Print Photography, Photographer Bruno Galle

Nestled in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cesky Krumlov, in the Czech Republic, on 71 Široká Street, is one of my favorite cafes. The Egon Schiele Cafe is more than just a coffee shop or a place to grab a beer or glass of prosecco. It is an eclectic hub where the heart of the history and residents of Cesky Krumlov gather to celebrate life or just the days events.

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The building it is located in has a long history dating back to 1347 when the people of the small town were granted Brewing Rights. Many building phases occurred over the years to support the brewery located there, most notably in 1607 when the second phase of building was conducted renowned Budweis master mason Dominik Cometa.

It is interesting to note that due to its location to the Vlata River there was no basement, so beer had to be delivered to the pubs upon completion of production.

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When in Cesky Krumlov I always make a point to head over to this eclectic Coffee Shop, wich is so much more than that. Live music, cocktails, sandwiches, and local hospitality combine in a room of vaulted ceilings, comfortable couches, wanting to sleep in chairs, and bright colored art adorning the walls. All combine to create more than just a basic hospitable atmosphere.

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The cafe is part of the EGON SCHIELE ART CENTRUM in Cesky Krumlov, and has a wonderful courtyard area to where you can enjoy the cafe’s offerings in the warmer months under the purple flowers of the Wisteria trees. I unfortunately have not been there in the summer so I must make a point to get back there this summer.

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So if you are travelling to Cesky Krumlov be sure to pop in and enjoy this oasis of eclectic hospitality where you will come to the realization that Starbucks offers nothing in comparison to this place. A must visit on a multiple of levels, I always enjoy the live music, even when it’s a little off, because it is the entire atmosphere and the people inside that truly set the tone for a wonderful visit.

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