Sunday, 25 November 2012
18/10/12. Go back to Kamyk. Make My Way to Vysehrad. Special Place. Walk round Graveyard. Read My Book. Walk Back over Nusle Bridge ( Suicide Bridge ). Then Through Karlova Namesti. University & Medical Establishments. How Many Times I Return to Praha. Still leaves Me Open Mouthed in its Beauty. Always wanted to Sample the Cafe Culture. Cafe Louvre, Good Place to Start. Popular with Artists & Intellectuals, through the Ages. Upstairs, managed to Find a Free Table, a Feat. Kolac Riccotta Cake ( Lemon ). With Cream. Plus Cappuccino. Why Not Live Like A Lord. Then down to The Vltava. Over The Bridge from the National Theatre. On to Kampa Island. See the Sun Go Down, Bliss.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
18/10/12. Grey Day In Teplice. Make My Way to Rail Station. Train to Praha, very Full. Most Compartments are Full. Could understand why some people could be intimidated by this. One i Choose contained one Girl, one Man, and Two Ladies. Young Man had a Computer on, Full Blast. CZ Version of the Simpsons playing. Ten Mins was Amusing. One Hour 30 mins. Bit Too Full On !. Girl and Ladies Alighted at Usti Nad Labem. Relieved to be away from the Computer. Ladies give me nice Parting Greeting and Knowing Look. On Arrival at Praha. It is Sunny and Warm. Praha Man is Back. Happy & Content.
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
17/10/12. Eat at Prince De Ligne. Restaurant, part of a Very Nice Hotel. Guests using the Spa. Staying in the Hotel. Restaurant is Very Classy, Nice Decor. Have Chicken with Grilled Pineapple. Not a Big Fan of Pineapple, especially with Pizza. This was Really Good though, Blended Well. All Cooked in a Spicy Red Pepper Sauce. Have also a Side Order of Roast Potatoes. Washed Down with Pilsner Urquell,s. Coffee to Digest. High Quality Meal. Taste of Uruguay, Says the Menu. Fine, No Sign of Luis Suarez Diving Either. See More Teplice Sights. Then Back to My Base. Lovely Day in Nice Setting. Very Relaxing. Just What I Need.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
9/11/2012. Been Looking Forward to a Praha Symphony Orchestra Concert. For Some Time. At Last it is Here. Sheffield City Hall Celebrates its 80 th Anniversary. Sheffield Czech/Slovak Forum Members, also in Attendance. One Member, not Been for Some Time. Last Time, maybe back in Bratislava. After Small Glass of 6-0 abv, Dutch Red Ale. Listen to Talk from BBC Broadcaster, Trisha Cooper & Chloe Hanslip, Violin Soloist. She Plays a Guameri Del Gesu 1737 Violin. Which She Says, plays Better in Cold Conditions. Interested that She Reviews Music that She is to Perform, even on Day of Performance. Also it can Alter with the Different Orchestras, Conductor, or Halls it is to be Played in. All Fascinating Stuff. Chloe has been Playing Violin since 7, and is used to Living from a Suitcase. The Orchestra is Conducted by Heiko Mathias Forster. Lead by Rita Cepurcenko. Concert Begins with Mozart Overture : Don Giovanni. Last Heard in Praha, with Puppets !. Then Chloe Performs Johannes Brahms, Violin Concerto in D. The Allegro Giocoso Ma Non Troppo Vivace, Most Vivid. Well Played. Surprised She Did Not Receive Flowers !. Retire for Interval & Strawberry Ice Cream. Then Main Event, Anton Dvorak. Symphony No 6, The Pastoral. Woodwind is Very Strong in the Four Part Symphony. Playing is of a Very High Standard. Czech Musicians playing from the Heart. Oboes to the Fore, Imitating Bird Song. Performer Moving in Time to Music. Clearly Involved in the Piece. Relived My Recent Time in Krc Forest. Also imagined Kuky ( Film ), racing through Woodland. Being a Dvorak Society Member, this was a Concert Highlight. Out in to the Sheffield Night. Fat Cat, Great Beer. Their Own, " Standard Firework ", 4-0 abv. Spicy, Ginger Tone. Easy to Drink, and I Do !. Wonderful Evening finish,s with Cheese Sandwich,s at Home.
Monday, 5 November 2012
17/10/12. Make My Way to Hlavni Nadrazi. Refurbished. Still has the Romance though, that Lured Dvorak. And his Great Hobby, Train Spotting. Many Czechs travel to Teplice by Road. Quicker and Cheaper. Though by Rail you Miss the Beautiful Czech Countryside. Mind you at Usti Nad Labem, you also See, the Chemical Works & The Recycling Plant. Mainly Beauty Though. Especially the River Views. As it is Autumn, Shades of Brown, Yellow & Green the Most Common. M Kindly give Me Directions. Being Me though, Got Lost. My Base, Hotel Dexter, on a Nice Street. Teplice has Many Nice Parks, Places of Historical Interest, and the Legendary Spa,s. Make My Way to the Main Square. Coffee & Cake at the Mocca Cafe. Nice Day, So I have a Outside Table. Can Read My Book, and People Watch. Stroll past Fountains, and Beethoven. Towards the City,s Museum. Time for a Bite to Eat.
Friday, 2 November 2012
16/10/12. Obtain Ticket from Letna. For Czech Republic v Bulgaria. World Cup Qualifier. After Walk. Make my Way to Game. Go to Restaurant Prazen, Stromovka. Ideal in Summer, for Outside Drinking. Inside, Very Good Uneticky Pivo. Must Promise to Have a Meal here in the Future. Then on to Pivnice Sumavan. Have Been Before, Never Disappoints. Darts Game in Progress, just through Curtain. Smoke, Characters a Plenty. Atmosphere, Plus More !. Drink 24 Per Cent Tmavy Special, Porter. Smashing Brew !. Problem Here, Never in Long Enough. Receive Free Programme, when in Ground. Hot Dog with Mustard, Fills a Hole. Dancing Girls Before Match Starts. Dance to AC DC " Highway to Hell ", Those Moves !. Steady Girls. May Not be Able to Take this. Jsme Delicate !. Continue Dancing to Beegees, " You Should be Dancing ", Quite. Very Easy On the Eye !. Czech National Anthem, is Played. Always Draws a Wet Eye from Me. Be Proud. Some People May Say Silly. Could Not Give a Fig !. Match Finish,s Nil, Nil Draw. Bulgaria Impressed Me. Number Nine Popov, Leads the Line Well. Czech Republic, Team in Progress. Great to See Petr Cech Live. Prasil & Jiracek, Good. Gebre Salassie has Talent, but is Very Raw. Leave Ground. Amusing Moment when Dozens of Fans take Their Chances. In Crossing Road on Red. Jay Walking a Offence in CZ.