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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, March .9, 1973 Prague's spring festival is music lover's dream The neiv and the old blend in London Here is an aerial view of London's skyline as the to be getting smaller as those tall modern buildings keep scene keeps changing. St. Paul's Cathedral (right) seems rising in the area. Parks erupt into blaze of color Springtime in London LONDON - There are nearly 800 acres of parkland within a mile or sq of Hyde Park Corner. As Spring softens the stark silhouettes of the city's leafless trees, the lovely London parks erupt in a fairytale blaze of color. This year more than two mil-tion Spring bulbs will flower throughout the capital and already these harbingers of summer - the wild white snowdrop and bold gold crocus - can be seen peeping through the winter - clipped lawns of London's city swards. The parks of London are said to have been described by the Earl of Chatham, 150 years ago, as the city's lungs. Indeed, at the first hint of sunshine and flowers, all manner of open-air activities attract Londoners and visitors alike - from walks amid carpets of daffodils, to pop music concerts and open-air theatre. Hyde Park, right in the cen- tre of London, offers a multitude of facilities and an inter-1 esting history. Around four cen-1 turies ago, in Henry VIII's time, it was one of the King's favorite hunting parks, and it was not until Charles I's reign that the public were allowed to wander through this green open space as they pleased. Charles II helped to make Hude Park fashionable, and King George H's wife Queen Caroline ordered the construction of the Serpentine, a long artificial lake where you can row or sail, or dine in one of two very attractive restaurants on its shores. The northern end of the park, near Marble Arch, offers some of the best free entertainment in town. This is Speaker's Corner, at its liveliest at weekends, with all kinds of people speaking on all kinds of subjects- especially aspects of politics and religion. There are often as many as 20 speakers at a time (the "comer" is spacious) 'Open to View' ticket extended The 1973 version of the British Tourist Authority's "Open to View" ticket, which provides immediate admission to more than 400 famed British tourist eights is now available in Canada. New for '73 is the extension of the validity period - up from three weeks to one month. The price is $5.50 - equivalent to normal admission charges to five or six of the renowned attractions. All the properties which participated in the scheme in 1972 are included again this year. The Tower of London, Edinburgh Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Warwick Castle, Sir Winston Churchill's Chartwell, the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Abbey - these and many oth- er "family favorites" will all be available to "Open to View' ticket holders. The ticket becomes valid from the first occasion it is used and covers three categories of attractions - all properties in the care of Britain's National Trust; those run by the Department of the Environment and a selection of the most popular privately owned stately homes throughout Britain. Each ticket is accompanied by an attractive brochure detailing the various properties which are available. They are listed under regional headings so Canadian visitors who are touring the country can tell at a glance which of them are in their immediate vicinity. and interruptions are frequent and often highly amusing. The park's western end forms the boundary with another Royal Park, Kensington Gardens, where you will find the extraordinary Albert Memorial and the London Museum, which affords a good afternoon's entertainment for adults and children alike. Here too is the Round Pond -actually not round at all - where visitors see the . ducks don't go unfed, and small boys (and their fathers) have great fun with model boats. Bays-water Road, northern boundary of the gardens is the scene of a large open-air art show each weekend, with hundreds of pictures of varying qualities for sale. Bordering on Piccadilly, and just around the corner from Park Lane, is Green Park, a charming small stretch of green whose Queen's Walk, one of its | more delightful aspects, is also the work of Queen Caroline, who had it created in 1730 so that the Royal Family might "divert themselves in the spring". To the south-east, across the Mall, is St. James's Park, a serene oasis in imposing surroundings. More an ornamental garden than a park, St. James's was cleared and tidied - its former swamps and ponds landscaped into one stretch of water - by Charles II, who founded an aviary near what is still known as Birdcage Walk. The aviary disappeared long ago, but the park, and especially Duck Island, has a remarkable range of bird life, including wild duck, geese and pelicans. North of the West End is Re- By HELEN CLAIRE HOWES PRAGUE - Spring is a love- VIII's hunting forests, now 482-acre circular park whose northern perimeter is the site of the London Zoo, with its immense collection of animals and strikingly original new buildings. This park also has an open-air theatre, famous for its summer Shakespeare productions. ly season in Bohemia - May in particular, which is a music-lover's dream. From id-May until early June, well-known orchestras, smaller groups and soloists at the internationally famous Prague Spring Music Festival perform in this city's historic buildings - St. Vitus' Cathedral and St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle, the Tyne Church, Cle-mentinum - Mirror Hall, Bethlehem Chapel, Smetena Hall, Mozart's Villa Bertramka and on the porch and steps of the National Theatre. There are literally dozens of concert halls in this capital of Bohemia and Czechoslovakia, and during the festival this year, from May 12 to June 4, mere than 50 concerts will be staged. One building to delight concert-goers is the Clementirtum. Its treasures must be seen to be believed - the ceiling and wall murals, chapel of miirrors the astronomical museum, the library of illuminated manuscripts and ancient world globes. The Bethlehem Chapel where John Hus preached in 1402, was reconstructed by the State in 1952 and is also used for concerts. Prague Castle (the seat of Bohemia's government for a thousand years) can occupy all of your leisure time. St. Vitus Cathedral (a building for 600 years and finished in 1929)) is its most magnificent attraction, The nave and 17 chapels are lit by brilliant stained glass and hold priceless works of art. St. Wenceslas Chapel, from which you enter the Crown Jewel Room, the most visited, but the whole renovated Castle is fabulous - its paved courtyards, churches, palaces, museums, art galleries, statuary, parks, and the Golden Lane of tiny shops. The House of Czechoslovakia Children is here too. Formerly the burgrave's place, the building is dedicated to the interests of the six to 15-age group. Adults are not admitted except as guests of the children on very special occasions. The House is decorated with murafls and mosaics, furnished to fit small people, equipped with puppets, theatres, radio station, a roomful of electric trains, toys, games, films, books, to satisfy growing minds and scientific apparatus for exploring the wonders of nature. Young tourists are welcomed and entertained by their hosts. If you still have time to spare, Prague offers a dozen adult and four children's thea tres, eight ' 'experimental stages" for satire and musicals, 32 museums, 15 galleries, eight concert halls, seven cabarets, 10 nightclubs, six cafes with dance floors, and 70 cinemas, plus sports halls and indoor stadia. And coach tours take you through the rolling tree-crowned countryside to preserved medieval towns and castles which seem to top every hill. Tourists are well treated in Czechoslovakia; their foreign currency is exchanged for double the usual amount, A visa is required but is easily obtained from the Czechoslovak Consulate in Montreal (travel agents can be of help here). Hotels are reasonably priced although during the festival weeks accommodation in Prague is hard to come by so reserve early. Both Air Canada and Czechoslovak Airlines fly Montreal-Prague and can supply further information. Design teams from Canada visit Expo site SPOKANE - Recent visitors to the Expo '74 site have included Consul General Con-suelo Arranz and Laureano Rivera, representing the government of the Republic of th� Philippines, Georgia Gellert of Seattle, and Bob Glatzer of the Smith sonian Institution. In addition, design teams from Canada have made several trips to the site and a team of representatives of the U.S.S.R. is expected this month. Passport Photos Candid Wedding* - Picture Framing - Photo Suppliej A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 326-0111 710 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-0222 SIMPSONS bears Saturday Specials EUROPE 1973 New low Transatlantic air fares now available - Effective April 1st, 1973 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR "ADVANCE BOOKING CHARTER" FLIGHTS - OR -22-45 DAY EXCURSION FARES FROM CALGARY Let us help you decide the best arrangements for you Also available � Automobile leasing  Escorted tours  Mediterranean cruises  Rhine cruises  Insurance (including sickness and accident) R LAWSON TRAVEL offices coast-to-coast MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 New musical at Pitlochry festival A gala musical production will open this year's annual festival in the 'Theatre in the Hills' at Pitlochry, 70 miles from Edinburgh. Kenneth Ireland, the Festival Director, is presenting eight plays, covering a more varied range than ever before. The opening production, on April 21, is the British premiere of an adaptation of Alder of Carlo Goldoni's "The Venetian Twins": this was first staged in Dallas, Texas, last year. The musical will run throughout the season, as will William Douglas-Home's comedy "The Secretary Bird," and Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians." These will be joined later by Susannah Centlivre's "The Busybody," a comedy first presented in 1709 at Drury Lane, in the heart of London's theatreland. A "costume comedy spectacular," it will also run in repertoire until the end of September. Other productions include Strindberg's "Easter;" Pinter's "Old Times;" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" by Edward Albee. IMPERFECT ELECTRIC BLANKETS 17" Double Bed Size dual control.....each These weave the fabric They ars blankets have slight imperfections that doesn't affect wear or features, machine washable. 9 heat settings let you choose your own comfort. CSA approved. They carry our 1 year replacement guarantee. Available in a choice of fashion colors: Rose, Blue, Gold and Green. 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