Compact archive August 28, 2006

Night zoo continues

As you can read read in our last article about Prague zoo, visitors has unique chance to visit the zoo in the night. This offer has unexpected success and the zoo decided to continue until the end of September.

Night walk in Prague zoo offers chance to see night life of other animals, sleeping herd of antelopes, hear howl of wolves and much more. The tour is every Friday and Saturday in 8.00 p.m. 8,30 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. It takes two hours.

Tours should be reserved in advance because each group can have a maximum of 25 people. The bookings can be done via mail (pr@zoopraha.cz) or using the telephone (296 112 230).

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Sprayers want more legal places

Prague has this weekend meeting of sprayers in Prague Harfa. Sprayers protested against lack of legal places in Prague, where they can show their art without a fear of being caught.

Sprayers has not enough of wall for spraying. Now it is mostly Barrandov bridge, walls near former chocolate factory Orionka in Modrany and at Tesnov. The meeting was visited by thirty people and it was followed by “painting” the walls of former factory and hip-hop music.

Unfortunately sprayers doesn’t use only allowed places, but mostly some Prague house wall. Another popular target were trams and metros but better security prevents it now. Prague protects some places by using a special substance.

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Tomato battle

A small town Radvanovice in Northern Bohemia was a place where was made a tomato battle – Rajcatovina. As it was in two recent years two “armies” in strength of fifty men fought at both sides. Their ammunition were of course overripe tomatoes.

Thirteen tons of tomatoes were used for destroying enemy blow-up balloons. After that the battle changed to free-for-all fight and target was also an audience.

These battle – La Tomatina has long tradition in Spain, where thousands of people use this ammunition.

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Prague will need outer circuit as fast as possible

Infrastructure of Czech highways is continuously becoming connected and more dense. This good new brings in upcoming months problems for Prague.

Prague is a focus point of most highways in Bohemia. Star type of highways brings problems for Prague now. New finished parts of highways will bring more cars into Prague. Capitol city has a problem with proper infrastructure for heavy traffic. An arterial leading through centre of Prague is totally unfit and unfinished inner circuit is now at maximum of a capacity.

Works on outer circuits continues, but one of important parts connecting highways to Pilsen and to Brno will be finished soonest in year 2009. The rest have even more problems. 17 kilometers out of 83 is built, but it is not certain where exactly the circuit will lead at many other places. Second problem is very common: a lack of money. Total cost is 84 milliards crowns and complete finishing of outer circuit is expected between years 2015 and 2020.

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Hussite parade at Charles Bridge

Yesterday brought much more of history into Prague centre. A parade of Hussite warriors from 15th century marched across the Charles Bridge to Kampa island. At the top of parade rode on a horse Jan Zizka in full armor, a great leader of Hussite armies. Sound of drums could be heard in a wide surrounding.

People could see at Kampa medieval swordsmen, knights, a medieval market – a fair and jugglers. The meeting also offered medieval music.

This event was a small presentation of Medieval Festivities in Tabor town in Southern Bohemia. The festivities are between 15th and 17th September and visitors can see a lot from medieval times.

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