Monthly Archives: September 2003

Ashlar innovations

Text and Photo: René Jakl Above the Sázava valley and near the town of Čerčany, 40 kilometers from Prague, a remarkable two-story home designed by the architects Jiří Smolík and Zdeněk Rychtařík rises out of the slope. Open inside and out: expansive glass walls open the interior to the exterior. FINISHED IN 2000, the house…

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September 2003

Compiled by Anita Lišková “It is sad and tragic that the historic victimization of the most capable individuals in the Czech nation still continues.” – the reaction of Viktor Kožený, who, after years of preparation is now charged with an eleven-billion-crown fraud. “The situation described in the media is probably related to the circumstances of…

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Look & Listen

Written by: movies Once Upon a Time in the West A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad in Sergio Leone’s frontier epic. Mysterious pasts and the strength of loyalties are explored amid lightning fast gun battles and…

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Nils Jebens, owner of Kampa Park and Hergetova cihelna restaurants

Written by: Klára Smolová Art: Nenad Vitas What did you want to be when you were a kid? Older and taller! Actually, a professional skier, but my talent and determination were not sufficient. What truth about yourself would you like people to know? There are many wonderful things that I would like people to know…

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September 2003

Compiled by Marie Šrámková Photo: archiv Tour following the light Photo: Archiv On 13 September, following the summer holidays, the vocalist Lenka Dusilová, with the band Secretion, kicks off a tour of Czech clubs and cultural institutions. The autumn concerts are a part of this year’s “Light Tour 2003″, with the spring part to take…

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Stopping stress headaches

Written by: Galina Pembroke According to the International Headache Foundation, 60% of people worldwide will experience a tension headache at least once this year. The successful businessperson is more likely than most to be included in this large number. By discovering why, we are on our way to stopping the discomfort. Enjoy a can of…

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The best of Bucharest

Written by: Anita Lišková & Todd Shaw Photo by: Tomáš Kubeš Located between the Carpathian Mountains and the Black Sea in southeastern Romania, Bucharest has earned the nickname “Paris of the Balkans”. An astonishing range of architecture belies the varieties of vision and epic upheavals that this city has seen over the centuries. Robert Neale…

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BMW 5: Bavarian business class

Written by: Jan Tuček The new BMW Series 5 sedans offer state-of-the art technology, attractive design, and an extraordinary dose of the joy of driving. THIS SPACIOUS 4.84 meter-long sedan stands out with its characteristic, markedly dynamic lines, as well as with its lighter body construction, which takes advantage of unique technology that combines aluminum…

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Mlýnec: The wheel keeps turning

Written by: John Letzing Photo by: Dorothea Bylica Salvaged from a watery grave by its never-say-die owner, one of Prague’s finest restaurants is again prepared to impress diners with the culinary expertise of its award-winning chef. Sanjiv Suri, citizen of Prague and native of India, has seen a lot of things come and go during…

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The Bacchus Report: Robert Mondavi, a living legend

Written by: Libor Ševčík In 1966, when he went into the wine business at age 53, Robert Mondavi of California had no idea that he would live a healthy life until he reached his ripe old nineties. avs mandel When Robert Mondavi decided to set up a winery in the Napa Valley, not far from…

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