Foundation of Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97 is preparing in association with
the photographer Alan Pajer an exhibition of photographs mapping the life of
President Václav Havel from 1989 to 2011. Alan Pajer is a long-term
collaborator with the Foundation and was for many years one of the
photographers who accompanied the president at many events and foreign journeys.
The exhibition will feature close to 300 unique photographs. We bring you now a
little virtual sampler of the exhibition.
During her visit
to the Czech Republic English Queen Elizabeth II granted an unusual audience, a
Boxer dog called Ďula. Václav Havel dared this ‘faux pas’ because he knew of
the Queen’s predilection for keeping hunting dogs.
On 7.11.2005 on
the occasion of Bob Dylan’s concert at Prague’s Sazka Arena Bob Dylan invited Václav Havel and his wife Dagmar
to his dressing room where they recalled Václav Havel’s first visit to the USA.
On 20.10.1998 the
title page of The Times featured a photo of Queen Elizabeth II and the First
Lady of the Czech Republic Dagmar Havlová. The paper informed about the
reception of the President of the Czech Republic and his wife at a gala dinner
in Buckingham Palace by English Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of
On 18.11.1989 the
first big demonstration was held in Václavské náměstí under the slogan ‘We have
empty hands’ after the police operation against students in Národní třída,
which had taken place on 17 November 1989.
V září 1998, na závěr státní návštěvy prezidenta ČR Václava Havla s chotí Dagmar v Bílém domě, si po slavnostní večeři, kterou pořádali Bill a Hillary Clintonovi, oba první páry spontánně zatancovaly rock’n’roll.
In September 1998,
at the close of the state visit of the President of the Czech Republic Václav
Havel and his wife Dgmar at the White House, after a gala dinner hosted by Bill
and Hillary Clinton, the two First Pairs danced spontaneously rock’n’roll.
A rare moment of
rest for Václav Havel, drinking coffee and reading newspapers in his favourite
coffee house Slavia.
Fotograf — Alan Pajer Nadace Dagmar a Václava Havlových VIZE 97 Voršilská 130/10 110 00 Praha 1 www.vize.cz —
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