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St. Vitus

19 Oct

St. Vitus holds quite a few gems inside and out. I posted some of it’s stain glass windows a few posts ago, but here’s more to this incredible cathedral…

 

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Memorial in Mana Strana

19 Oct

Stumbling across unexpected artwork on the street is pretty much the same as someone approaching me and presenting me with a banana split (with extra chocolate sauce). Even better when the piece is so powerful I can confidently guess what its about. Can you?

 

 

 

Inspiration: kool-aid flavored windows

18 Oct

Ive always appreciated old stain glass windows for the work it must have taken to create (and obviously the artistic value) – but it wasnt until I stepped into St. Vitus (at Prague castle) that ive really taken a liking loving. There’s nothing quite like the reflection of colors they cast. Almost like spilled kool-aid of different flavors…I could literally lick the walls.

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Charles Bridge

10 Oct

 

 

One of the cool things about living in our neighborhood is we are steps from some of Prague’s major monuments (aka herds of cattle tourists). Just one block away is the Charles Bridge which makes an evening stroll before bedtime an easy way to remind ourselves how rad it is to be living where we do. Its also a good way to wind down after the day and makes for a cozy/bundled up evening for the bird when its chilly outside.

 

Lennon Wall

8 Oct

Ill start with this. Its midnight here but Im having a hard time turning off my brain from all the pieces of history Ive been absorbing lately (not to mention I have Radiohead- ‘King of Limbs’ on repeat again). These were taken at the Lennon wall in Mala Strana.

The Lennon Wall represented not only a memorial to John Lennon and his ideas for peace, but mainly a monument for free speech and the non-violent rebellion of Czech youth against the communist regime. It was a small war of Czech people against the communist police who cleaned the wall. The Communist police tried repeatedly to whitewash over the messages of peace but they could never manage to keep the wall clean. By the next morning there would be new messages of poems about peace and freedom. Even the installation of surveillance cameras and the posting of an overnight guard couldn’t stop the opinions from being expressed. Some people also believe that the John Lennon Peace Wall helped inspire the non-violent Velvet Revolution that led to the fall of Communism in 1989.

New rad adventures and stuff (and stuff and stuff)…

7 Oct

Okay so I haven’t posted in a while but I swear on my extra large jar of Nutella that I have a lot of rad stuff that Ill be posting in the next few days- so check back soon!! Or better yet- click on ‘follow’ (that annoying little gray box in the right corner of your screen) and ill let you know when new stuff is up! We’ve been on the go, man… lots of old and moldy stuff around town not to mention a full on road trip thru the country this last week with baby and stinky (aka dog) in tow. Lets just say I see castles, graffiti, villages, toilets, ice cream colored houses and the cutest damn baby boy you’ve ever seen in this diaries very near future.

Studanka in the Square

29 Sep

Yes I am full aware that while most people have dull surroundings while making a jaunt to the grocery store, I do not. A walk through old town square is usually required of me on a daily basis. Studanka Praha was playing in the square on my way to Albert the other day. Although there are maybe one or two cons to not having a car while in the city- this certainly is not one of them!

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Astronomical Tower Clock

19 Sep

Located in ‘Old Town Square’ this 600 year old clock is just around the corner from our home. I had seen this video online, and then this last weekend we saw it live. Blue kept clapping on and off through out the whole thing and even the dog couldn’t keep her eyes off of it.

 

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Museum of Communism

16 Sep

Last Sunday, the three of us spent a few hours at the museum of communism. There was alot of history scripted panels I had to skip with a squirmy little boy in tow, however I was captivated by all the objects that existed in such a dark time.

The museum was tucked away in a corner unit on the upstairs level of a super old building as you can imagine (or see). Such a beautiful place to house some of the countries most ugliest memories.