Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Radio Prague Today 8.17.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Prague's Hanau Pavilion – pricey restaurant with interesting history and great city views

On the edge of Prague's Letná plain, overlooking the Vltava and the Old Town, stand several remarkable buildings from the Belle Époque when Prague was hoping to become the Paris of the East. One of these structures is the Hanau Pavilion, a church-like edifice of cast iron and bricks built to demonstrate the dynamic development of Bohemian industry. Today as in the past, its restaurant offers amazing views of the capital.

Family, friends and fans pay last respects to murdered best-selling author Simona Monyová

Family, friends and dozens of fans gathered in Brno on Tuesday for the funeral of Simona Monyová, the Czech Republic's best-selling author of women's literature. The prolific writer, who published close to 30 books during her 14-year career, died tragically at the age of 44. She was murdered in her home in early August, with her husband the main suspect.

Czech mountain bike racer in top form with European Championship, World Cup series wins

Czech cross-country mountain bike racer Jaroslav Kulhavý has had a sensational season: earlier this month he defended his title as European Champion and at the weekend he clinched the World Cup cross country series with a win in Nové Město na Moravě in his native Czech Republic. Not only did he lock out his nearest competitors on points on the circuit, he's looking very good for the Summer Olympics next year.