Compact archive May 3, 2007

'Painting with Merry Senior' in Prague soon

‘Merry Senior’ (Vesely senior) is an endowment fund, which tries to show that even people over 70 years old can have a rich life with a lot of fun. It decided to repeat its very successful action from October 2006 – Painting with Merry Senior.

Merry Senior will organize a pleasant afternoon in the Wallenstein Gardens in Lesser Town in Prague. The organizers promise a lot of fun for the whole family. Famous seniors citizens will act as street artists and will draw portraits of volunteers on request. The programme will present senior blues band ‘Prazsky salonni orchestr’ and a dance performance called ‘Dance and Health’.

Everybody is welcome to the Wallenstein Garden (in Letenska street) in Prague on 19th May 2007. The proceeds of the action will be spent on help to senior citizens and senior institutions.

New online flight schedule provided by Prague's airport

Prague International Airport Ruzyne has launched a new online flight schedule on its web sites www.prg.aero where travellers can find any flight connection to/from Prague. The spokeswoman of Prague’s airport Eva Krejci said to Metro that Prague is, after Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the third airport that offers such services.

The system enables to find direct and indirect flights from/to Prague. Travellers can immediately reserve the ticket at various air companies, as the system gathers the data from the OAG (Official Airline Guide) database. The system is updated every 10 seconds and it gets information about more than 28 million flights on 3,500 airports in the world.

The official web pages are now in three language versions: Czech, English and German. Prague International Airport has a direct connection with 120 cities in the world. From today also with the American city Atlanta (with Delta Airlines).

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American jeeps parked in Prague's Kampa

Kampa Island Historical jeeps in the colours of the American army came to Prague yesterday to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of liberation of the Czechoslovakia. They were invited by the Czech Radio Regia for the action called Liberty Road Convoy.

About 40 vehicles travelled from the seat of the radio in Karlin to Kampa, then to the American Embassy and via Hradcanske Square, Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square they continued to Plzen, a town in the west Bohemia.

The action was organized in honour of killed American soldiers who helped liberate the Czechoslovakia country. Lovers of old army vehicles can still see it in Plzen and Domazlice this Friday.

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Gumball 3000 on Czech highways

Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo or Maserati Quattroporte. These cars can be seen on the highways leading from Brno to Prague or from Prague to norh border of the Czech Republic on one of these days

Hundreds of owners of luxurious cars are competing in the Gumball 3000 competition that started in London last weekend. The speedy cars continued via Amsterdam and Frankfurt, then they went by air to Instanbul. Today they will stop by in Bratislava, their final stop is Berlin.

Some of them will leave Bratislava tonight and will continue probably to Brno – Prague (D1) – Lovosice (D8) – Krasny Les. They don’t follow the road restrictions, so drivers who plan to drive on one of these roads, should watch out for any careless competitors.

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Angelina Jolie is in Prague

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is in Prague now The Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is considered by many people to be the most beautiful woman in the world. From several sources we have information that she arrived in Prague on Wednesday morning to act in a new film called Wanted, an adaptation of Mark Miller’s comic book series.

According to unconfirmed information, she’s accompanied by her life partner Brad Pitt, their four children, a nanny and lots of servants. She is staying in a villa in the diplomatic part of Prague-Dejvice. Any details are strictly concealed by the production. She will probably stay in Prague for about 4 weeks.

The rest of the team will stay a bit longer. The main character of the film is Scottish James McAvoy, another famous actor by his side is Morgan Freeman, who might celebrate his 70th birthday (on 1st June) in Prague. The premiere of the film is planned in the USA on 28th March 2008.