Visitors of the Railroad Kingdom located in Anděl district in Prague can admire the biggest model railway in the Czech Republic. From now on, the model also includes the Sázava river and with the typical yellow canoes in it referring to the Bisport Outdoor Centre in Týnec nad Sázavou. One can also find the typical semi circular building of this outdoor centre that has been providing service to canoeists and outdoor fanciers for 20 years.
The Association of regional brands – http://www.regional-products.eu
The Standing Senate Commission on Rural Development in co-operation with the Association of regional brands held a seminar on Friday 26 April 2013 concerning regional branding of national products. The morning program was opened with a speech by the senator Petr Šilar and moderated by Tomáš Kažmierski, one of the founders of the regional branding system in the Czech Republic. Other speakers included Kateřina Čadilová, President of the Association of regional brands, and five brand coordinators from different regions of the Czech Republic. In the second, less formal part of the seminar the participants could taste and appreciate some of the products and get information brochures about many of the 22 Czech regions that have joined the Association of regional brands.
The second event this year with the aim of promoting the Mrlina route between the towns of Nymburk and Jičín – Greenway Mrlina was held on Sunday 21 April 2013. The day was accompanied by nice weather, great atmosphere, enough water from the local pond and record number of participants.
Marie Michaela Šechtlová is the most familiar with a forgotten mezzotint printmaking method which she resurrected and managed to raise to high-art level. The method is extremely time consuming and demands a lot of patience and imagination because the work actually advances in the opposite direction. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little dots made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a “rocker.” In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved. The mezzotints are intended for print of bibliophiles who appreciate and admire its exceptionality.