Monday, 22 September 2014

Life

Johnny Depp spotted … on his way to the waxworks

Prague Post |
6 August 2014

Image fools passersby on Pařížská Street before joining the cast at Madame Tussauds Prague.

Beauty pageant focuses on Vietnamese community

Prague Post |
5 August 2014

A dozen finalists will compete Sept. 28 in Prague for the title Miss Vietnam České republiky – Open for Europe. Proceeds from the fourth annual beauty contest will be used to the support efforts by Development Worldwide, Info-Dráček and Svaz Vietnamců v ČR to fight the effects of dioxins in Vietnam, a legacy of the war that ended in 1975.

Český Krumlov photo wins National Geographic contest

Prague Post |
5 August 2014

Out of some 18,000 entries, just 11 were selected as winners in the 2014 photo contest held by National Geographic Traveler magazine. One of seven Merit winners was a shot by Duowen Chen of a foggy Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Bohemia.

Communists' prioritising of suburbs saved central Prague, says architect Petr Kučera

Radio Prague |
5 August 2014

An expert on the history of Prague, architect Petr Kučera regularly posts fascinating galleries on Facebook documenting the city's development. He draws on an extensive archive of photos and plans to show how districts have changed, as well as highlighting unrealised projects that would have transformed Prague even further.

Traces of communism hard to find

Prague Post |
4 August 2014

Tourists seeking communist history of the Czech Republic may have a hard time finding remnants outside of museums. This is because Czechs just about got rid of anything that reminded them of the occupation by the Soviet Union.

Guidebook to the past

Radio Prague |
4 August 2014

Recently, at an old house down the country, I happened upon an interesting guidebook, or "bedeker", as Czechs call such publications, in reference to the famous Baedeker guides that originated in the 19th century.

Šutka aquacentrum

Kids in Prague |
1 August 2014

Opened since December 2012, the Šutka water park in Prague 8 is sparkly clean with something for everyone.

Clam-Gallas family correspondence provides moving testimony of the two world wars – Part I

Radio Prague |
1 August 2014

Chris Kelly is the granddaughter of Edina Winkelbauer, nee Clam-Gallas (1889-1970), a member of the old nobility who was a nurse with the Knights of Malta on the Italian front in WW I.

Garden party in Prague's Riegrovy sady

Fource.cz |
1 August 2014

The first ever Garden party at Riegrovy sady awaits you on Saturday. Get ready for beer, barbecue, pool, palm trees, music, sunshine and much more.

Freestyle Football @ Harfa Gallery

Prague TV |
31 July 2014

The Harfa Gallery is hosting the sixth edition of a national championship in freestyle football on Saturday, 2 August.

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