Sunday, 27 March 2016

IRISH FULL HOUSE.

5-3-16. Saturday Tradition of CZ Bars Opening at 17-00. ( Well the Good One,s, I Drink in Praha ). Plus If You Want to Watch Sporting Event,s in the CZ Capital. J J Murphy,s. Trziste 4, 118 00. Praha 1. Is the Venue to Visit !. Today is a Big One !. North London Derby, Spurs v Arsenal.

Bar is Full Downstairs. I Go Upstairs. Drink Fine Guinness. Meal, Before Departing Home. Off the Special,s Board. Lamb Madras. Jasmine Rice & Naan Bread. Very Good it is Too.

Before Start of Match. Upstairs, is Just as Full as Below. Now Complete with Large Group From Dublin. They are in High Spirit,s. Though are Well Behaved & Good Company. I Give out Advice, on Good Bar,s in Praha.

Kristyna has Her Hand,s Full. Though Pass,s With Flying Colour,s. Order Staropramen, Which is also Good.

J J Murphy,s is a Spur,s Bar. I Favour Arsenal. Only Myself & Irish Gooner. Are in a Minority. Spur,s Start in a Flourish. Arsenal Stand Firm, Ramsey Score,s !. Halftime Arrives. Then Second Half Continues. Arsenal Were in Control. Until Coquelin, Loses His Head. Gets Himself Sent Off.

Leave to Airport to Jubilant Bar. Spurs Score Two Quick Fire Goals.

Snow has Fallen in Manchester, Friday. Many Air Delay,s. Plus a Lot Planes are out of Place in Europe. Have a Large Delay. Would Have Loved to Have Seen Arsenals Late 10 Men Reply. Arrive Manchester Hotel, Tired at One AM. Very Happy from a Praha Fine Stay.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

THE SOUL OF MONEY.

5-3-16. Another Very Good Exhibition at DOX, Holesovice. The Soul of Money. As the Song Goes " Money Makes The World Go Around ". Everybody Needs it. Work by 30 Artist,s. Exhibition Begin,s with Statement. By Henry Miller " Tropic Of Capricorn. Exhibits of Art, Some Video. In Particular Like " Supermarket Of The Dead ". Very Old Chinese Spirituality. Provides Paper Replica,s of Money & Designer Goods, Brands. i.e Trainer,s, Hand Bags, Coke Cola & MacDonald,s. Burned to Win Favour. With Gods & Spirits, in Afterlife.

Not Everything About Money is Good. Think About the Banking Crisis. What the Normal Person on the Street. Suffering Hardship to Pay Back. Cut Backs. Like My Mother only Allowed One Hearing Aid. As Sheffield Health Authority, one of The Few. Who Cannot Afford Two. Yet a Few Miles Down the Road. Rotherham. You Can Have Two. One in Each Ear !. Bankers Caused the Financial Crisis. Surely they Should be the Ones. Paying it Back !.

Last Few DOX Visits. Rain was Pouring. This Time, The Sun is Shining. Drink Good Vanila Chai Latte. In the DOX Cafe. Here There is Exhibition " Hate Free ? ". About Prejudice Like Skin Colour, Religion, Sexual Orientation, or Just Because you are Homeless.

Still on Past Exhibit from " Brave New World ". Plastic Babies Moving Up Tubes. Through the Building Floors. This is Quite Impressive.

Before Leaving & Collecting Coats, Bag. Exhibition " Cuba En Vivo ". By Five Cuban Artists. Their Views On Poverty & Politics. Cuba of Course, Undergoing Big Transformation.


At Holesovice. There is a Big Motorcycle Show. Do Like the Information. Given Out over Loud Speakers. In Metro Stations,etc.

Friday, 18 March 2016

ALL WHITE WITH TRAMWAY.

4-3-16.

Metro then Bus - Prvni Pivni Tramway. Dusk Descends over Sporilov. Greet Jirka. First Drink. Conrad. Svettle Vycepni 4-0. Everybody Watching Berdich v Zverev Tennis Match. Always Needle CZ against Germany. Next Have Tramway Ale. 4-5. Require Food. Eat Very Good Turkey & Ginger, in Honey Sauce. With Rice. Finish with Velkopopovicky Kozel Kvasnicak 4-7. All Kept & Produced to The Finest Standard. Pay Tab. Meet " White Spirit ", Tag of Man From Bristol. Know from Internet. Travel Help & Review Site. Nice to Put a Face to a Tag. He His Very Much Informed & Good Company. Someone You Could Talk To, All Night. Leave to Tram Bell !. Tramway Custom.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

LIDA BAAROVA.

4-3-16. Two Film,s on Czech Release. Same Subject Matter. Selected the Best One. Viewed at Cine Star, Andel. For Warned, Only in Czech. Have No Problem with that. It,s Very Well Filmed. Directed by Filip Renc. Opens in 1935, Lucerna, Praha. Story Told by Lida Baarova in Her Final Years in Saltzburg.

Loved when She went for Audition with Her Mother. Could Not Pronounce " B ". Echo,s of Me, Learning Czech !. She Starts Being a Major Film Star. At Berlin Babelsberg Film Studios. Icy Moment When Adolf Hitler. Puts Hand on Her Shoulder. Goebbels Has Set His Sights on Her. Played by Karl Markovics. He Repeatedly Woo,s Her. She Finally Succumbs. Likes the Attention. Goebbels is Married with Children. His Wife Try,s Everything to Split Them. Succeeds Only with the Help of Hitler.

Baarova is Outcast from Society. Attempts Suicide. Going Under a Steam Train. Is Saved. Then Follows Dramatic Kristallnact Scenes. She Returns to Her Native Czech Republic. Where Thing Get Even Worse !. She Ends Up in Pancrac Prison. Mother is Treated Terrible. Very Sad Part Of Film. Sister Throws Herself off Family Home. Baarova is About to Be Hanged. Though Receives Last Minute Pardon. Baarova Dies in Wine/ Goebbels Dream ( 2000 ). Tatiana Pauhofova Shines as Baarova. Loved Every Second of it !.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

PIZZA COLOSEUM.

4-3-16. Today, Going to Andel. Times are Confusing. First Thought was 11-00. Cine Star Billboard Stated 12-20. With Shutter,s Down. Settled When Open 14-40. For Much Anticipated Film " Lida Baarova ". What,s The Problem. Day is Sunny. I Am in Praha !. Read Book " The Festival Of Insignificance ", By Milan Kundera. In March Sunshine. Outside Kostel Vaclava. Do Some Walking. Decide Before Film. Food is in Order.

Try Pizza Coloseum. Zlaty Andel, Nadrazni 25, 150 00, Praha 5. So Upstair,s I Go. Nice Feel. Full, Another a Good Sign. Being Sensible Drink Coke Cola. Order Risotto Con Fungi. Just the Job !. Finish with Latte Macchiato Por. Good Polite Service. Ready For The Film.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

OBECNI DUM.

3-3-16. Wanted to Attend this Venue for Some Time. Mayor,s Hall. Decoration by Alphonse Mucha. Meet Radmila at Her Home. She Cooks Me a Lovely Meal. I Could have Been in Hot Water. My Communication Problem. Was Solved. After Changing to Go Out. She Looks a Dream. So Much Class & Style. She Really is a Rock for Me. When I Am with Her. Feel Like I Am the Lucky Man, in the Entire World. Have No Cares. Head to Central Praha. Go in Kavarna Obecni Dum. Very Grand it is Too. Delicious Cakes on Offer. Drink Latte Ledove. Radmila drinks Bottled Water.

Concert by Symfonicky Orchestr HL M Prahy ( FOK ). Held in the Smetana Hall. Leave Coats in Cloak- Room. Saw the FOK in Sheffield, November. Now it is in their Praha Home. Conductor, Pietari Inkinen.

Concert Begins with Einojuhani Rautavaara " Isle Of Bliss ". Bird Home. Finnish Mythology. Where Earth & Heaven Meet. The Finnish Composer a Friend of The Conductor.

Another Of His Friends. Is Daishin Kashimoto. Japanese National, Born in London. Concertmaster at the Berlin Philharmonic. Soloist on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Very Good He is. Halfway Through However. Person is Taken Ill in the Audience. Concert is Stopped. Turns Out the Man. Who was taken ill. Was a Former Work Colleague of Radmila,s. He Has Been ill for Five Years Now. Praha Can Be a Small Place. Concert Continues & Finish,s to a Standing Applause.


Radmila Hears in the Toilet,s. Ill Man has Believed to have had a Heart Attack. Second Half of Concert. Is Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony NO 5. Written when the Composer. Was Suffering Depression. Member,s of His Immediate Family, were Arrested. Under the Purge Under Stalin. First Time that i have Seen Two Harps in a Piece. Concert Ends with Much Flower,s to be Handed out. Miss this in the UK.

Walk back through Wenceslas Square. Radmila has a Early Work Start Tomorrow. I Much Appreciate her Attendance Tonight. So a Memorable Evening Ends with a Much Loved Companion.

Friday, 11 March 2016

NA ZDRAVI , JEFF.

3-3-16. Max is Not Overly Fond of Mala Strana. Too Many Tourist,s. Know the Feeling. Some Places i Avoid Like The Plague !. Alway,s Had a Soft Spot for Mala Strana, Though. So Many Good Times There. Now Vinhrady !. Too Much New Money !. No Character. People Long to Live There. Not Me. Give Me Holesovice, Or Praha 4, Any Day.

Max,s Book is a Must. For Any Beer Enthusiast. Available From All Good Book Outlet,s. Want to Try Bar,s in Dejvice. Plus Pivovar Antos, Slany. Pivovarsky Dvur, Chyne & Berounsky Medved.

Before Leaving the UK. Was Saddened By the Death of Jeff Baker. Jeff a Cartoonist for the Berwick Speedway Programme. He Played in a Skittle Band. Was a Author Too. Had Many Good Times with Him. Plus the Pivo,s After. He Liked Praha & The Czech Republic. Retired To Look After His Partner, Diane. Because of the Dreaded Cancer. Left Life Before His Loving Partner. He Will Be Much Missed by His So Many Friend,s. He Would Have Liked the " Cheshire Cat ", Which i Drank at the Grain Loft, Manchester Airport. Then Departing to CZ.

Back to Mala Strana. Reach " U Hrocha ", Thunovska 10, Praha. Remember to Go to the Left Hand Room. Quick & Good Service. Manage to Get Window Seat. The Pilsner Urquell, Goes Down a Treat. Fine Mix of Local,s, Plus People from Further afield. All in a Flash. Man Get,s Out a Clarinet, Then Another has a Accordion. Fine Music is Being Played. If Jeff is Looking Down From Above. I am Sure he Would Approve. Na Zdravi, Jeff.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

T. ANKER.

3-3-16. First Full Day in Praha. Travel to Iconic, Kotva Department Store. Built 1970-1975. Interconnected Hexagon Design. Five Storey in Height. Was Irish Owned Ran into Money Difficulty,s. Now where it Belongs. In Czech Ownership. Vaclav Skale, Came to the Rescue.

Just Read Max Bahnson,s " Prague : Pisshead,s Pub Guide. 2 nd Edition. Written in His Own Amusing & Knowledgeable Style. Do Wish it had a Better Title Though. Even if it Says Everything on the Tin !. Beauty of Book. You can Follow the Designated Pub Crawl,s. Or Dip in & Out, Make Your Own Itinerary. like i am Doing. Mostly Agree with Everything He States. Though Myself. Have Never been able to Go to Bar Napalme. Drink just the One Pivo !. Must Try Numerous !.

While at Kotva. Make a Ascent to the Very Top. Where awaits. T . Anker. Slunecni Terasure. Namesti Republiky 656/8. Trendy Restaurace. Not Here for the Food Though. Author does not Like the Drink Measures. Me, as Long as the Pivo is Top Notch. Good Enough for Me. Service is Good & Attentive. Even if You are Not Eating.

The Views from the Top are Amazing. What can be Better then This. Complete with Pivo. Know this is Scandalous. In the Czech Republic. I Choose & Drink. UK,s Fullers London Porter. 5-4 abv. Love Cerny Pivo,s. Continue to Mala Strana.