February 29, 2008
Here you can clearly see who does taxes at the last moment. February would have ten more days and there will still be a queue of last-timers. On the other hand they all have three more hours to midnight so nothing to worry about. And yes, I stayed in this line today, too. Thanks God for nonstop post office.
February 28, 2008
February 27, 2008
February 26, 2008
February 25, 2008
Petrinska rozhledna/Petrin lookout tower is Prague's so called smaller version of Paris' Eiffel tower. It was build in 1891. When the weather is right you can see places in the Czech republic that are more than 100km far away. There's a grand view on Prague Castle as well :)
The only drawback is that it is on the top of Petrin hill and you have to literally climb up here. But than again, there are those fabulous views on Prague during your climb.
Here's a link to the real Eiffel tower at Paris DP.
February 24, 2008
February 23, 2008
The ad on the right is for the Oscars night at Palace Cinemas. So if you don't want to watch Oscars alone you can go to see them in the cinema. And it's for free, including free drinks and snacks :)
Unfortunately all 3 cinemas in Prague's Palace Cinemas are already full. Even though the program starts at 10 pm with various tv shows from HBO (e.g. Californication which I love) and the actual Oscars ceremony begins at 2 am.
Thank God they have so comfortable seats for comfortable sleep - I slept through Lord of the rings (twice), second Matrix movie and Billy Elliot here so I can tell :)
Speaking of Oscars. We have our Czech nomination in "Original song" - Falling Slowly from Once by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Here's a link to a Youtube video - tell me what you think.
And I recommend Atonement, too :)
February 22, 2008
February 21, 2008
A peek into Podoli swimming pool. You can see a girl on the very top of the diving tower preparing to jump.
They also have two outside swimming pools - bigger (50m) and smaller (25m). The smaller one is opened during the whole year and is very popular even during winter time.
February 20, 2008
February 19, 2008
Saw that girl at my sister's graduation day inside Betlemska chapel today - my sister is a Master of Architecture now :)
Betlemska chapel is a place where all the graduation days at Czech Technical University happen. And that girl had to be from Britain. Nobody but British have that wonderful accent.
February 18, 2008
February 11, 2008
February 10, 2008
February 8, 2008
February 7, 2008
February 6, 2008
February 5, 2008
Zborovska street. There was a high school in Zborovska street called Zborovska high school specialized in math and science. It was well known in Prague, their students won a lot of prizes and a lot of my class mates went there after elementary school. They got a new name few years ago and I don't think they are doing as well as they were used to now.
By the way, Czech name for "high school" is "gymnasium" which, of course, means something different in English. Please, be kind if we use it wrong :)
February 4, 2008
If grocery is a shop where you buy groceries do you buy beads in a beadery then? Otherwise I can't find out a good translation for their name Koralkarna (which is actually playfully funny in Czech).
This came up in my mind immediately :)
February 3, 2008
February 2, 2008
February 1, 2008
No surprise here. I think Prague Castle is still the winner of what Prague's about. Now you can check what other 135 cities are known for:
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