Friday, 28 November 2014
22-10-14. After a Very Good Evening. Earlier in the Year. A Handball Player. Who I was Talking To, in the Bar Napalme. Suggested I Try, Pivovar U Bulovky. So Here I am !. Home of the Richter Brewery, 373/17 180 00, Praha 8, Liben. Tram to Palmovka, Then Tram - Bulovka. As Is My Want, Go Wrong Way. Turn Up to, Proton Therapeutic Center. Which Has Been in the News, in the UK. Where They have Been Treating Child, of Arrested Couple. Get on Desired Route Soon. Still Raining Heavy. Glad to be in Welcoming Bar. Impressed with Oak Paneled Interior, Plus Old Black Phone. Drink Svetly Lezak 12 Per Cent. Enjoy. Have Hot Raspberry,s & Vanilla Ice Cream. " Died & Went To Heaven ", Lovely !. On a Roll, Drink Half of Tmava, 14 Per Cent. Bar has Aroma of Hops, Which Reminds Me of Brew Pub, in Derby. Will Revisit Soon, I Hope.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
On My Departure Day, To Praha. Author, Iva Pekarkova, was Visiting, Sheffield University. A Unfortunate Clash of Dates. While in Praha. Myself & Rada, visited Shakespeare Bookstore. Large List of Books. Bought Gimme The Money. By Iva Pekarkova. Iva also Blogs on IDNES. Though Most of My Czech Reading. Is Based in the Czech Republic. Always Interesting Reading Czech Accounts of Other Countries. Petra Hulova,s Book, set in Mongolia. A Good Example. Gimme The Money. About, Gin. Czech Taxi Driver, Working in New York. Very Good Read. Describes New York, Very Well. The Grime, the Yellow Ribbon Of Taxi,s. Seen in a Recent Programme of The Apprentice. To Good Effect. The Book,s Characterization, Excellent. Ramon, The Mechanic, God Of The Garage. The Green Card, Husband,s. African,s Talibe & Ouagadougou. Plus the Chilling 27. A Psycho, Of The Top Order !. Good Humour Too. Had To Laugh at the Two Parrots. Chirruping " Gimme The Money ".
Friday, 21 November 2014
22-10-14. Like Going to DOX. For Interesting Exhibitions. This is No Exception. Martin Rajnis. His Architecture. His Motive Not Being Money, or Status. More Interested that His Buildings give a Authentic Story. Plus they Should Blend in With Nature. Video of His Birthday in Paris. Where He Received a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Exhibition Shows His Work. My Favourite Being His Lighthouse & Museum. Jara Cimran. To Complement U Capa. Below Prichovice. In the Jizera Mountains. There is Also His Kindergarten in Krc. The House Of Pavel Stecha. Plus The Pisek City Forest Administration Building. He Also Designed The Boards of The Venice Biennale. DOX Finishing Installing Their Next Exhibition. Anybody Interested in Architecture, Should Visit the DOX, Gift Shop. Large Range of Architecture Books. Have a Latte in the Nice Cafe. Rain Which Started Earlier. On My Last Full Day in Praha. Getting Faster. Martin Rajnis Architecture is Very Impressive. Although as He Reach,s Older Age. Feels He Has So Many More Buildings to Design & Build.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
21-10-14. Return Back to Bar Napalme. Na Zertvach 32. Like My First Ever Visit, Sep 2013. Was First Customer of Afternoon. Drink Untetice, Ten Per Cent. Always Good. Have Food Too. Sausage, Bread. Plus Two Of My Favourites, Mustard & Horse Radish. Delicious. Was Going to Have Clock APA. Though that was on a Earlier Day. Have Vitek Z Prcice Bavorske, Palotmave. 13 Per Cent. My Favourite of the Day. Enjoyed a Lot. Finish with a American Pale Ale. Falkon. Bad Flash Hop Wings. 12-2 Per Cent. So Ends Another Eventful Afternoon. At Well Rated Bar.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
21-10-14. Did the Jewish Tour. Earlier in the Year. To Complete Tour. Needed to Visit the Old - New Synagogue. Oldest Landmark in Praha. Was Called in Early Times, New & Great Shul. Built in the Late 13 TH Century. Legend Has it the Foundation Stones were from the Destroyed Temple of Jerusalem. In the Main Hall are the Torah Scrolls. High Above. Hangs a Banner with a Six Pointed Star of David, with a Jewish Hat. Which Was the Official Symbol of the Praha Jewish Community. Last But Not Least. In the Attic of the Synagogue. Legend States are the Remains of the Golam.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
21-10-14. Mucha Museum. Kaunicky Palc. Panska 7. 110 00. Praha 1. Created by the Mucha Trust & Foundation. 1998. Mucha was Born in 1860. Was a Theater Scenery Painter. Aged 19 in Vienna. Returned to CZ, Mikulov. Where His Patron, Allowed Him to Study in Munich & Paris. Mucha,s Fame Really Came. When He Designed a Poster for the Production of " Gismonda ". Starring in Vogue, Sarah Bernhardt. His Fame give Him Stay,s, in Munich, Paris, & America. Though He Always Longed for His Homeland. The Folk Tales & Nature. In 1910. This Inspired Him to Produce 20 Paintings. Which was the Major Work " Slav Epic ". Everything was Precise & Perfect in Detail. Finding the Correct Models, to Get the Exact Look. When the Germans Invaded CZ. Mucha was Arrested by the Gestapo. His Health, Could Not Take it. He Died in 1939. His Art Lives on though. The Museum Shows all His Artwork. Plus a very Interesting Video of His Life. His Great Art, extends to the Museum Guide & Ticket. Bought a Mucha Moon Design Fridge Magnet. From the Well Stocked Museum Shop.
Friday, 14 November 2014
By Ivan Klima. His Time in London & USA. Liked Kafka,s Quote. About How Praha, gets a Grip of You. " This Little Mother Has Claws ". The Period when Dubcek was in Control. Where Slovakia had More Sway, over what happened in CZ. His Story. The First time He went to a Dance. The Railwaymans Ball, at Vinohrady Theater. Pavel Kohout. Thrown Down Stairs. Not Allowed Entry. After Clinic visit. Taken to Vaclav Havels, in Dejvice. Klima Nervous of this. Having Knocked Some of Havel,s Family Crystal. At Earlier Havel Birthday Event. Havel Laughed this off. Saying Table Needed Mending. Far Earlier. You Sometimes Forget How Much Czechs Suffered under Communist Control. Klima, Followed, Had Breath tests. Lost Control of his Car. Interviewed Many Times. Had Problems getting Work. If i was in CZ, at this Time. Feel I would have been in Constant Peril. Would Not be able to have Kept Quiet. Very Good Klima Essay about how Life was in Exile. Plus the One. About how We are Killing Everything Off in Nature. We are a Greedy Insular Society. Saying it will End in War, or Plague. We Will have to Return to Basics. Where Title of the Book Comes From. " My Crazy Century ". Klima Getting his Just Rewards. Royalty Payment for Cartoon " Little Mole " Film. Plus a Great UK Review of His Book " Love & Garbage ". Then Freedom Arrives. Soon after Jan Palach Anniversary. Havel is Appointed President. Line from Havel,s Play " Audience ". Good Way to Finish. Great Klima Read. " Them,s The Paradoxes Of Life, Right ?.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
20-10-14. Travel to Holesovice. Purchase New Head Gear. New Sparta Hokej Cap. Plus Woolen Hat. Meet Friend Marketa at La Casa Blu, Kozi. Have Veg Taco,s, Plus Staropramen. Plenty to Talk About. Then Big Highlight for Me. Pick Her Children Up from School. Introduced to Alexandr & Lea. She has Lovely Family. Return to Praha 4. One of Best Bars in Praha. Is, Prvni Pivni Tramway, Sporilov. When Visited Before. Two Trams, from Praha City Centre. Which Sometimes. It is Over Looked. No Need to Do This. Easy Way. Metro - Roztyly. Then Four Stops on Bus 135. Now, No Excuse to Visit !. First Drink. Benedict, Svetly Lezek. Very Easy to Drink. Then Following on from Mexican Restaurant. Ostrava Brewery, Qasek. Fire Dog. 14 Per Cent. Brewed with Chili. Which Lived Up To its Name !. Enjoyed this, Different. Today ( 12-10-14 ). Drank Thwaites. Same Sort of Thing. Spice Racked, 6-0 abv. Spiced up with Chipotles. Smoked - Dried Jalapeno. Finished with Liberec Brewery. Konrad Spytihnev. Tab Service. Pay at Bar, On Leaving. Good Service, Pivo, Plus Excellent Music Played.
Sunday, 9 November 2014
19-10-14. Tonight at Narodni Divadlo, Nova Scena. Czech Art Form. Magika Laterna. Have Latte Coffee in Theatre Bar. Magika Laterna, Divides Opinion. Some People Just Do Not Get it. Speaking to Western Tourist,s Before Tonight,s Performance. Explained it is Mix. Of Theatre, Dance & Light Show. Also I Explained Best Thing to Bring to the Show. Was a Active Imagination. The Magika Performance Tonight is " Antikody ". Based on the Poetry of the Same Name, By Vaclav Havel. Director, Brano Mazuch, who has Done over 20 Production,s. Show Starts by the Sea. Back Drop is all Black & White. Most of Show reverts to Numbers & Letters. Typed on a Typewriter. Love the Sounds of Water. Areas of the Piece refer to Vaclav Havel,s Struggle. When Mr Havel was President. He was Offered the Use of Praha Castles Computer,s. Though He Always Proffered His Old Typewriter. Had Good Insight in the Story Lines. See the Name L Vaculik. Writer & Friend of Ivan Klima. Vaculik was Pivotal in the Struggle Endured by Vaclav Havel. The Dancing is Superb & Very Inventive. Projections, First Class. There was a Workshop after. Which I would Loved to have Attended. Make My Way Back to Praha 4. Water as now Returned.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
19-10-14. After a Great Evening with Rada. At the Signal Festival. Have Problem with Water. Working in Praha 4 Area. None Available. Lucy Kindly Provides Bottled Water. Buy Ticket for Evenings Entertainment. Travel to Bar Napalme, Early Afternoon. Forget on Sundays. Opens at 5. No Matter. Have Alternative. Many Peoples Opinion, While in CZ. You Should Drink in CZ Bars. Certainly Not Irish !. While I am in Praha. No Set Rules. I Will Drink Where I Want to. Thank You !. J J Murphys. Trziste 4. 110 00 Praha 1. Many Fond Memory,s of the Bar. Mainly Happy Moments, Some Sad. Place of My First Ever Blog. Still Have Green Polo Shirt of Bar. Atmosphere in Bar, Fantastic. Sit Upstairs. Live Football on TV. QPR v Liverpool. Liverpool Were Very Lucky. Played Poorly, but Received Two Own Goals & Won, 3-2. Hungry. Started with Cream of Veg Soup & Bread. Very Good. Then Quarter of Roast Chicken. Roast & Mashed Potato,s. Carrot,s & Green Bean,s + Gravy. Delicious. Main Pull of the Bar. Very Good Pint of Guinness, Still Is !. Finish with Equal Good Staropramen. Will be Back. Walk Up to Petrin Hill. Sun Going Down. Church Bells Chiming. Life is Good. Many Tourists Taking Photos. No Photo can Ever Capture Praha,s Beauty. My Opinion is just be Glad to be Here. Which I am Frequently Are.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
17/18-10-14. New Train back - Praha. When Entering Praha. Sun Shines. Sparta Hokej Beat Trinec Away. Enjoy on TV. Plus News from Rada. Coming Back to Praha, From Business Meeting. 18-10-14. Going to Museum Of Alchemists. Jansky Vrsek 8. Mala Strana. Praha 1. My Many Readings of Czech Books. Gives Me Grounding to a Much Looked Forward Visit. Ground Floor. Magic Room, Faust House. Here You can find out About the Mysterious Doctor Kytl & The Magic Baron ( Aka Mladata Of Solopysk ). From Here Climb up the Oldest Spiral Staircase in Praha. To Edward Kelly,s Tower & Secret Laboratory. Much has been Said about Edward Kelly or Kelley. He was Associated with Emperor Rudolf 11. Who Imprisoned Him in Krivoklat Castle. After Not Producing Gold from Metal. Not Helping Himself, Killing an Official. Jiri Hunkler in a Duel. He Tried Again to Produce Gold. With No Success. So was put in prison again. Hnevin Castle, Most. Where He Died in 1598. Was Shown Around Laboratory by a Very Knowledgeable Student from Pardubice. Could Have Stayed for Hours. Fascinating Stuff. Return to Old Town Square to Change Money. Not Before a Delightful Egg, Radish & Mayo Sandwich. Which I Devour at Kampa. Bought from the Very Good. Bread Gap Shop, Trziste 371/3. Still have Time to Return to Pankrac Arcade. Buy Flower to Greet Rada at Night.
Sunday, 2 November 2014
17-10-14. Have Breakfast. Raining. Olomouc has Always had a Important Jewish Community. In the Middle Ages. Mainly Jewish Traders. In 1454. King Ladislaus The Posthumous. Banished the Jews. They Returned. Though the Olomouc Synagogue Was Burned down By the Nazis. On 15/16 March, 1939. In 1942, Jews were Gathered on Halkova Street. Then Sent to Terezin. From There to The Extermination Camps. Plaque in the Moravian Theatre. In Honour of All the Jews which Died in Auschwitz. Belidla Street Named after the Wolf Brothers. Younger Son Otto. Burned to Death by Vlasov Army & Gestapo in Zakrov. In the Final Hours of World War Two. Writer of the Famous Otto Wolf Diary. I went in to the Church of St Maurice. Prayed for My Family & Loved Ones. Church Dates from the Early 15 TH Century. The Church Organ is the Largest in Central Europe. Saw and took Photo,s of the Hradisko Monastery. Established in 1078. From 1802, was a Military Hospital. Was Hoping to Visit Citadela Cafe. Quirky with Man in Window, in Suit of Armour. Was Closed though. Rain Still Coming Down. Had Latte Coffee in Cafe 87. Before Catching the Tram - Olomouc Railway Station. For Journey Back to Praha.