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staropramen
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PostPosted: 20-Jun-09 15:47  Reply with quote

Dobry den. I enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Prague at the beginning of June - nice weather, food, travel and people. Unfortunately I didnt do the trip I stated in a previous post (maybe next time). But while on a day trip to Plzen, I noticed they are applying to be the city of culture in 2015. As far as I understand, this honour is to fall to a Czech city and Ostrava is also interested. Did I understand this correctly? Also, what is Ostrava like as a place of culture? - Sorry that is two questions!
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PostPosted: 15-Jul-10 10:44  Reply with quote

A little bit late, but I have to reply Smile
Yes, Plzen and Ostrava are competing for the title of european city of culture 2015. The winner will be decided in september 2010.

I'm from Plzen Smile , so everything what can I tell you about Ostrava is I don't like this city Very Happy It's city full of smog and the collieries are everywhere.

Official site of Ostrava in english
http://www.ostrava2015.cz/web/structure/home-2.html

Official site of Pilsen in english
http://www.plzen2015.net/?lang=en
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PostPosted: 15-Jul-10 21:14  Reply with quote

Well I am from Ostrava, I like it, feel there as at home, however did, do and will not consider it city of culture.
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PostPosted: 16-Jul-10 5:13  Reply with quote

Alexx wrote:
however did, do and will not consider it city of culture.


This sentence doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me cuz you say "do and will not consider..."

Please explain further. If now, you do consider it a city of culture but will not in the future, please explain why not. If you meant something different, please let us know.

Thanks
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PostPosted: 16-Jul-10 11:22  Reply with quote

I'm sure he means" did not in the past, do not now, and will not in the future consider it a city of culture." Smile
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PostPosted: 16-Jul-10 14:42  Reply with quote

Apparently, Alexx is new Marquis Gero. Very Happy

Bezruč on you!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: 16-Jul-10 19:42  Reply with quote

Yes, sry, I meat did not, do not, and will not consider...
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PostPosted: 16-Jul-10 22:35  Reply with quote

Ostrava was, is and always will be the "steel heart of the republic".

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PostPosted: 17-Jul-10 16:59  Reply with quote

Yes, Bibax got the point - Imagine Detroit or Pittsburgh as Culture Capital of the US.
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PostPosted: 17-Jul-10 19:37  Reply with quote

Thanks Indy. I know Plzen a little, it has a music conservatory, doesn't it? But I have never been in Ostrava. It sounds like my home town, Glasgow - lots of heavy industry in the past but it still has a lot of vitality. When I was in Prague in June I noticed posters advertising Plzen's bid, I think they are campaigning quite well.
Incidentally, Derry is the British city of culture 2013. Or should that be 'British' - it must be the least 'British' city here.
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