Prague

Main Square, Prague.  View from the Old Town Hall Tower

Main Square, Prague. View from the Old Town Hall Tower

Despite a turbulent history, including an invasion and occupation by the Nazis and then brutal repression by the Russians in the 20th century alone, there is an aura and allure unique to Prague.  Prague’s beauty is difficult to characterize — it’s dark and brooding, a reflection of the people and a testament to the difficult times they’ve endured.  The “happily ever after” motif that dominates American culture doesn’t exist in Prague.  Czech history and folklore ends in beheadings, hangings, and people getting thrown out of windows (seriously, google: defenestration + Prague). Continue reading