Hotel Jalta Nuclear Bunker | Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic

Hotel Jalta Nuclear Bunker | Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of the Hotel Jalta Nuclear Bunker, Prague, Czech Republic. Located in Wenceslas Square and built in the 1950s, this nuclear bunker under the new Communist luxury hotel was used by the Secret Police to spy on hotel guests and foreign dignitaries. It wasn’t discovered until 1989!

Munich Market Square & Town Hall | Munich, Germany

Munich Market Square & Town Hall | Munich, Germany Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of the Munich town hall and central Market in Germany.

National Memorial Vítkov Hill | Prague, Czech Republic

National Memorial Vítkov Hill | Prague, Czech Republic Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of the National Memorial on Vítkov Hill, Prague, Czech Republic. The Monument was built from 1928–1938 in honour of World War I Czechoslovak soldiers and from 1948 it was used to promote the Communist regime, which you will clearly see.

The Museum of Broken Relationships | Zagreb, Croatia

The Museum of Broken Relationships | Zagreb, Croatia Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a video and photographic tour of the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. Take a few moments to read some of the stories of heartbreak. This is a quirky museum dedicated to failed love relationships. I visited on a rainy afternoon. Maybe you found this video with a search and you’re going through a heartbreak right now, just know that you will recover but it will just take some time. It’s not easy and our thoughts are with you. Maybe some of the funny stories will brighten your day slightly.

The Antonin Dvorak Museum | Prague, Czech Republic

The Antonin Dvorak Museum | Prague, Czech Republic Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a video and photographic tour of the Antonin Dvorak Museum, Prague, Czech Republic which is housed in the baroque villa “America” in Prague’s New Town. The staff were so kind and I enjoyed it immensely.

The National Maritime Museum | Amsterdam, Netherlands

The National Maritime Museum | Amsterdam, Netherlands Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. We’ll also be exploring a replica of the Dutch East Indiaman ship, which is docked right beside the National Maritime Museum. The replica is a copy of the Dutch east Indiaman Amsterdam which was wrecked on its first voyage to Asia in a storm off the English coast near the town of Hastings in 1749.

Bedrich Smetana Museum | Prague, Czech Republic

Bedrich Smetana Museum | Prague, Czech Republic Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of the Bedrich Smetana Museum, in Prague, Czech Republic. All of the photographs and videos that you see in this series were personally filmed by me on location, so let’s enjoy, accompanied by the beautiful music of Erik Satie … and then straight afterward make sure you put on the incredible “Moldau”, which is probably Smetana’s most famous composition.

Putto with a Fish by Georg Raphael Donner

Putto with a Fish by Georg Raphael Donner Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of Putto with a fish (also known as Boy with a Carp and Allegory of Water), which is a limestone figure from 1750 by Georg Raphael Donner.

St Dionysius by Antoine Le Moiturier

St Dionysius by Antoine Le Moiturier Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of St Dionysius (from around 1460 – 70) it’s made of Limestone By Antoine Le Moiturier at the Bode Museum, Berlin. It stood out to me and I thought i’d share it with you.