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PROM 45. THE MAKROPULOS AFFAIR.

19-8-16. The Royal Albert Hall is a Fantastic Building. Full of History & Tradition. As a Musical Setting it cannot be Bettered. Taking Your Seat. You are Struck. How Vast the Area is. Plus there is the Unique. Large Standing Area. The Staff are Very Good Too. One Remarked on My Tie. Which I am Wearing with Pride. A 60 TH Birthday Present, from Radmila.

The Janacek Opera is in Three Acts. Story that Enfolds. Begin,s with Emperor Rudolf 11. Surrounded in His Court. By Alchemist,s etc. Get,s a Greek Physician. To Create a Elixir. To Give His 16 Year Old Daughter. Ever Lasting Life. Potion Does not Work at First. Physician is Thrown in to Prison.

When Elixir Kick,s in. She Becomes a Singer. Over Many Year,s. She Changes Her Name. Though All With the Moniker E M. By the Time it is 1922. She is Emilia Marty. Look,s Thirty. Though Really She is Over 360 Year,s Old !.

Act One is Set in a Lawyer,s Office. Where the Law Suit. Gregor v Prus is Played Out. Act Two on a Stage of a Large T…

PROMS EXTRA ( 45 ).

19-8-16. Check in to My Hotel. Villa Kensington Hotel. 10-11 Ashburn Gardens. Listen in My Room. To BBC Radio 3. Gustav Mahler. Symphony NO 1, in D Major. Tonight,s Leading Soprano. From Finland, Karita Mattila. Sings Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs, is also Heard.

Head to South Kensington Tube. Then take Large Underground Tunnel Walk. To the Royal Albert Hall. Have Watched & Heard So Many Prom Concerts. Now I Have a Ticket For My First Prom !. Prom is Number 45. The Janacek Opera " The Makropulos Affair. Sung in Czech.

Attend Prom Extra Talk. At Nearby Imperial College Union. Talk is By Nigel Simeone. Who Was in the Charles Mackerras Book. I Have Read. Have Time to Go in the Union Bar. Drink a Mug of Mocha Coffee. Plus for the Olympics. Windsor & Eaton Brew. " Maracana ". A Blonde Beer. Nice it is Too. On the Union Bar TV Screen. Rio Olympic,s Women,s Hockey. Gold Medal Match. Featuring the UK.

Talk Outside to another Concert Goer. Proms Extra Talk Begin…

JOSEF SUK. HOUSLE- MUJ OSUD.

26-6-16. Just Before Coffee at J J Murphys. Called in at Ceske Muzeum Hudby. Karmellitska. Praha 1. There is a Exhibition on Josef Suk ( 1929-2011 ). Titled " The Violin, My Destiny. Did Not Have Time to Go Round.

Though it Looks Very Interesting. Josef, Great Grandson of A Dvorak. Plus Grandson of Josef Suk. So Some Heritage Then. Many Mementos of His Life. The Instruments He Played. Including " Libon ", a Stradivari Violin. His Music played, Film Footage. Even His Large Model Car Collection.

Shame i could Not Attend. Though You Can. If You are in Praha. Exhibition Runs till 30 TH of September.

NINE HAPPY YEARS.

27-6-16. Nine Years Ago. My Friend, Marcela, Introduced Me to Someone. Who Changed My Life.
Since Meeting Radmila. The Last Nine Years, Have Made Me So Happy. Nothing Causes Me Any Problems. Anything is Possible.

On Friday 29 TH June 2007. Was Our First Meeting. The Blonde with the Clear Plastic Umbrella. Gave Me the Perfect Birthday Present. I Had Came to Praha For My Birthday. Which was at the Beginning of the Week.

To Mark Next Year. Being Ten Years. Needed to Give Her Something Special. Praha Zoo. Is One Of the Best Zoos in the World. Does Fantastic Work with Endangered Species. ie, The Przewalski Horses.
With News that the Zoo. Could Be Receiving Some Pandas. This Will Even Further Increase to the Zoos Attraction.

Being Foolish. Drank Too Much. The Day Before. Could Not Keep My Breakfast Down. Plus it is Still Too Hot. Not Feeling Too Good at All. Adopting a Animal at the Zoo. Is a Brilliant Gift.

Because of Radmila,s Love of Reading. Thought a Owl. Was a Perfect Choice.
B…

TAXI FOR NOVODVORSKA. PROSIM.

26-6-16. Relax & Read in Mystical Vysehrad. Friend Marketa. Is Showing Round a Group of Visitor,s Around. Round About the Same Time. Our Path,s Do Not Cross. Until She Spend,s Some Time. With Me Jimmy & Mick. In Bar Jama. Petrska 1551/23. Very Entertaining. Regales Interesting Stories. Very Good Company. Eat Mushroom / Cheddar Omelette. Idea is To Line My Stomach. For My Praha Pivo Tour Ahead. While in Jama Drink Good Kutna Hora Pivo. Marketa Gives Me Enchanting 60 TH Birthday, Musical Gift. She Takes Her Leave.

While We Head to Second Stop of Tour. Bar Napalme. Na Zertvach 877/32. Cellar Bar Located at Palmovka. One Of My Haunts. Drink Excellent Uneticky 10 % + Clock APA. Was Now Intending to Go to Prvni Pivni Tramway. Knew Work was Going on Outside. Did Not Know. That Trams Were Not Operating There !. All Road Up, on way to Sporilov. Bus,s Were Available. Though Dusk is Now Upon Us. Friends Did Not Fancy Hassle of Locating Bus Stops.

So it is on to Zly Casy. Downstairs …

TODAY WE DIE A LITTLE.

In My School Days. Was a Member of the Hallamshire Harriers. Maybe Because Of Seb Coe !. Enjoyed Road Running. So Did a Few of My School Teachers. While Reading the Independent. Was Attracted to Richard Askwith,s New Book. Richard is a Avid Runner. Plus a Former Independent Journalist. Author of " Feet in the Clouds ". His New Book is " The Rise & Fall of Emil Zatopek. Olympic Legend. Today We Die a Little ".

Book Title Eludes to Quote from Emil. Before the Olympic Marathon in Australia. In Blazing Heat !. Zatopek,s Greatest Accolade Among Many. Was Winning the 5000, 10,000 Metres + Marathon. In the Helsinki Olympics. His World Records, Emils Humanity & Training Methods. Superb to Say the Least.

Zatopek Had Many Critics. Very Unfair, I Think. People in Czechoslovakia. Had to Make Many Decisions. Some You Would Prefer Not To. Though You Had to Live, in These Times. People Not in This Situation. Cannot Make a Valued Judgement.
Emil,s Running Style was No…