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Secret Gardeners

By Joann Plocková | Prague Daily Monitor |
17 Jun 2009

Leaving no crack unseeded, a guerrilla group of enthusiasts is helping green Prague.

Czechs pay tribute to Karel Čapek

Radio Prague |
29 December 2009

On December 25th some 200 people gathered at Prague's Vyšehrad cemetery to pay tribute to one of the greats of Czech literature – twentieth century writer Karel Čapek.

Respekt Weekly Roundup

Respekt |
14 Dec 2009

The government decided that people growing or holding up to five marijuana plants or 40 magic mushrooms would not face imprisonment but could be fined. Stores started offering Christmas discounts.

Prague losing greenery

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

There's been a decrease in the number of trees in Prague, because the city authorities have permitted more cutting than planting in the last five years, says the environmental group Arnika.

Barbara Day and the Velvet Philosophers

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

Constantly harangued by Czechoslovakia’s secret police – the StB – visiting lecturers, including some of the world's most renowned philosophers, would meet secretly at private flats. Barbara Day's book, The Velvet Philosophers, recounts the details of how these underground seminars worked.

Exhibition of work by legendary illustrator/animator Jiří Trnka opens

Radio Prague |
11 December 2009

This week saw the opening of a new exhibition of some of the best work by one of former Czechoslovakia's most famous illustrators, painters as well as the father of Czech animated film, Jiří Trnka, who died in 1969.

The Christmas market

Radio Prague |
17 December 2009

Every year the start of Advent in late November sees the opening of traditional Christmas markets in the Czech capital. The one on Old Town Square has a history of more than a hundred years.

Italian artist brings art to travelers at Prague's main railway station

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

Three years ago Prague's main railway station was not a nice place to be. A major reconstruction launched in 2006 is radically transforming the premises which now afford modern terminals, sales counters, boutiques and restaurants. Now the company Grandi Stazioni which is conducting the reconstruction has gone a step further – offering weary travelers some art as well.

The bells of Prague

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

Looking down on the city, the spires and towers rise up, and of course many of them have bells inside.

Terezín

Prague.TV |
23 November 2009

Around 50 kilometers north of Prague, the memorial on the site of the Theresienstadt concentration camp offers a grim reminder of Nazi occupation.

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