Did anyone read Blesk today?

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Did anyone read Blesk today?

Postby Polednikova » 28-Aug-08 20:07

No, I'm sure that everyone here is far too educated to buy Blesk! :lol: But just in case anyone has it, turn to page 5, where Manželé Kingovi are friends of mine visiting from England and I was with them in Václavské náměstí when they were interviewed for the paper.

For everyone else's benefit, there is a tank in front of the Národní muzeum and a wonderful exhibition of photographs about the Soviet invasion on 21 August 1968, and the paper were asking tourists if they knew what it was all about. Predictably, most of them didn't although I'm pleased to say that my friends did.
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 28-Aug-08 21:38

Yay! That's great, they'll give tourists a good name :)

"All anyone wants to know is how to say "Beer please."" :(
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Postby dzurisova » 28-Aug-08 21:43

Ctyri koruny wrote: "All anyone wants to know is how to say "Beer please."" :(


That's funny, when we went to Mexico, I knew enough Spanish to get by, but my husband said the only thing he needed to know was "dos cerveza por favor" :roll: :)
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Postby Irena M » 28-Aug-08 22:33

I found the publication online, but I can't find this article.
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Postby Alexx » 28-Aug-08 23:11

dzurisova wrote:That's funny, when we went to Mexico, I knew enough Spanish to get by, but my husband said the only thing he needed to know was "dos cerveza por favor" :roll: :)


When I was in Canary Islands with my friend, one of two sentences he knew was "Una cerveza por favor". Coincidence :wink:? (I cannot remember the second one, sorry).
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Postby Polednikova » 28-Aug-08 23:28

Irena M wrote:I found the publication online, but I can't find this article.

It was a two-page spread with photos so it probably doesn't translate to the on-line version but here's a link to a previous photo of the tank being lifted into position by crane.

http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/97449/na-nar ... -tank.html
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Postby Irena M » 28-Aug-08 23:38

Polednikova wrote:
Irena M wrote:I found the publication online, but I can't find this article.

It was a two-page spread with photos so it probably doesn't translate to the on-line version but here's a link to a previous photo of the tank being lifted into position by crane.

http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/97449/na-nar ... -tank.html


Thank you!
I don't need a translation, I can read it fine. I didn't know that the russian soldiers mistakenly took the museum for the presidential palace. You learn something new every day! :D
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Postby Polednikova » 28-Aug-08 23:43

Not sure about that, it is Blesk after all! I always understood that the Soviet soldiers fired on the National Museum because they thought it was the Parliament building, which at the time was housed next door.
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Postby Irena M » 29-Aug-08 0:23

Interesting online mag; that's for sure!
I had to laugh about the ad for an American fruit gum. :lol:
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Postby dzurisova » 29-Aug-08 16:44

Alexx wrote: When I was in Canary Islands with my friend, one of two sentences he knew was "Una cerveza por favor". Coincidence :wink:? (I cannot remember the second one, sorry).


Well my husband needed two. You never know how long the server will be gone. :wink: No just kidding. His brother was traveling with us.
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