Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Premiere

Destination: Prague, Czech Republic

Year of Visit: 2008

Special Edition.

I travelled to Central Europe in the summer of 2008, not knowing what to expect from this former Soviet state with history dating back to her glorious days in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

Upon arrival, we checked into our hotel, washed up and out we went to explore Prague, the capital city of Czech Republic. Our hotel was strategically located in the heart of Prague, just a stone's throw away from Wenceslas Square which is also within the New Town (Nové město).

As we were walking down along the shopping district of Prague, we saw a swelling crowd next to a building which looked like a cinema. So many cameramen had gathered behind the barricades.

We had no idea what and who were they anticipating as everyone spoke Czech.

Not until one of us noticed movie posters which looked like the one above (but in Czech), displayed everywhere near the tent.

'OMG, this must be the Czech Republic leg of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Premiere!'

Source: http://blog.beliefnet.com

We had expected to see the cast of Narnia arriving in a similar fashion, like in the picture above.

And so we waited patiently in the front row, right behind the barricades.

After 15 minutes or so, the cast of Narnia arrived one after the other drawing high pitch screams from Czech teenage girls and other female fans who were present. All of them went hysterical especially when it comes to this guy - Prince Caspian himself! (Ben Barnes)

We were this close to him! Haha!

He only signed some autographs and entertained those who were standing near the car that dropped him off and he was quickly ushered in because the female crowd had threatened to push over the barricades to propose to him, kiss him, touch him? He was that popular!

Then comes the Pevensie sister. Susan Pevensie (Anna Popplewell).

She was very friendly with the crowd and even had a few words with us briefly.

She asked us where we came from and stuff.

We managed to take some photos with her, though they weren't the best shots.

Then there's Peter Pevensie (William Moseley).

He was very down-to-earth and friendly as well.

We've got some photos with him also.

And Lucy Pevensie (Georgie Henley).

I'm sure you remember this young adorable Pevensie.

At one point, she even spoke to the crowd about the dress and shoe she was wearing.

And she posed for our camera!

We love you Lucy or Georgie, whichever you prefer! Haha!

Our close encounter with the cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Star-struck of course, all of us!

We don't always run into things like that when on a holiday do we?

That was just the beginning of our fascinating 10 days trip to Prague, Czech Republic.


Claudia on 15 January 2009 at 03:23 said...

lucky you!!! the little girl has a wonderful smile :-)
just added your blog to my list!
have a nice day!

jlshyang on 15 January 2009 at 15:18 said...

Claudia: Yea. She's so adorable!

Thanks Claudia! You have a nice day too! :)

Elle on 28 September 2009 at 00:01 said...

Hey, where were from Georgie's dress and shoes? do you remember?


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