Prague is a city filled with many small sights that you discover just by walking the streets. The first of these we found were some art exhibits located outside the Kampa Museum.
Art plays a big part in Prague’s atmosphere and aesthetic. There is lots of street art, but also a lot of graffiti. Sometimes these two mix, creating an interesting combination.
One of the highlights of the trip for Sarah, my roommate, was being able to see the John Lennon Wall. Since the 1980s, when it became a source of irritation for the Communist regime under Gustáv Husák, the wall has been decorated by Lennon-inspired graffiti and song lyrics. Today, many of the messages relate to love and world peace.
On the way to another site, we came across the strangest pigeons I have ever seen. No one seems to know why, but in Vojanovy Sady, a public park, there are a large number of wild peacocks which people seem to feed like any other common park bird.
On the other side of the river is another piece by David Cerny: a 42-tier, rotating, sculpture depicting the head of writer Franz Kafka who was born in Prague.
Like Salzburg, many buildings have signs out front depicting what function they serve. I found this puppet for a theatre to be an interesting sight.
Last, but not least, the astronomical clock is one of the more major tourist destinations in the city and a must-see for us. First installed in the 15 century, it is the oldest astronomical clock still in operation. We were lucky to get a nice photo in front the tower, which one can climb up though it was too foggy to be worth it while we were there.
Prague is full of these hidden landmarks; the only way to discover them is to walk around the city and explore. Maybe one day I’ll go back and see the giant metronome ticking over the city.