Category: Expats

Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post] 0

Oskar Kokoschka painting of view from Old Town’s Klaster krizovniku (Knights of the Cross monastery) breaks Czech auction record for work of art, fetching 78.5 million crowns in Prague (iDNES.cz) *edited* [Social Media Post]

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French artist Denis Defrancesco’s “King Kong Balls” sculpture outside Old Town’s InterContinental hotel becomes big hit with tourists – but shiny-testicled gorilla, part of this year’s (2019’s) Sculpture Line festival, is set to leave Prague by Christmas (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

French artist Denis Defrancesco’s “King Kong Balls” sculpture outside Old Town’s InterContinental hotel becomes big hit with tourists – but shiny-testicled gorilla, part of this year’s (2019’s) Sculpture Line festival, is set to leave Prague by Christmas (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Hradec Kralove branch of Tomio Okamura’s far-right SPD party complains on Facebook that “99%” of people on Hradec Kralove-to-Prague train are foreigners, alongside photos of two other passengers; post is deleted less than 24 hours later (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Hradec Kralove branch of Tomio Okamura’s far-right SPD party complains on Facebook that “99%” of people on Hradec Kralove-to-Prague train are foreigners, alongside photos of two other passengers; post is deleted less than 24 hours later (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Sport: Czech national cricket team equal world record for highest score in Twenty20 International match, scoring 278 runs against Turkey in tournament in Romania (@andrewnixon79 on Twitter) [Social Media Post] 0

Sport: Czech national cricket team equal world record for highest score in Twenty20 International match, scoring 278 runs against Turkey in tournament in Romania (@andrewnixon79 on Twitter) [Social Media Post]

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City of Prague and national government’s CzechInvest agency release new video promoting Prague as place to do business (YouTube) [Social Media Post] 0

City of Prague and national government’s CzechInvest agency release new video promoting Prague as place to do business (YouTube) [Social Media Post]

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Update: 46-year-old Moldovan national Anna Kroft sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for March 2018 acid attack in Plzen brothel, apparently in dispute over non-payment; judgment isn’t final (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: 46-year-old Moldovan national Anna Kroft sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for March 2018 acid attack in Plzen brothel, apparently in dispute over non-payment; judgment isn’t final (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Community: The Prague Geezer’s Russell Adam Webb is shaving his magnificent beard for charity; chip in to help him raise 1,000 pounds for Otevrene srdce, a shelter for vulnerable mothers (JustGiving) [Social Media Post] 0

Community: The Prague Geezer’s Russell Adam Webb is shaving his magnificent beard for charity; chip in to help him raise 1,000 pounds for Otevrene srdce, a shelter for vulnerable mothers (JustGiving) [Social Media Post]

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31-year-old man abused by Prague Kaufland cashier for not speaking Czech then forced to show ID because he was buying beer turns out to be Sparta Praha and Romania national team goalkeeper Florin Nita; Kaufland apologises (Jaroslav Homolka on Facebook) [Social Media Post] 0

31-year-old man abused by Prague Kaufland cashier for not speaking Czech then forced to show ID because he was buying beer turns out to be Sparta Praha and Romania national team goalkeeper Florin Nita; Kaufland apologises (Jaroslav Homolka on Facebook) [Social Media Post]

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Meet Nur Ashraf Bekai, a Palestinian Muslim woman who teaches English to Romany children in one of the poorest parts of Usti nad Labem (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Meet Nur Ashraf Bekai, a Palestinian Muslim woman who teaches English to Romany children in one of the poorest parts of Usti nad Labem (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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