More exploring... Castle Pt.2, Mucha, Classical concert
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June 1st, 2007 – by: Maureenie
When we had taken in all we could of the castle, we went back across the river to Wenceslas Square and the shopping areas around there. The Square is more recently famous for the gathering for the end of the Communist movement in 1989, but also many other demonstrations and protests.
Something really special about today was going to the Mucha museum (after resting, of course). Alfons Mucha was the leading artist in the Art Nouveau movement. Getting to see so much of his work, his journals, and so many originals (since he was born in and painted out of Prague) was really cool. What made it even better was being there with Emily, who, again, was an art history major.
This evening I lured Emily and Jenn to go with me to another artistic adventure-- a classical music concert. Prague has such deep roots in classical music and composers, so I wanted to see how its citizens paid respect to the art form. The performance was in the Municipal House, which is an absolutely gorgeous building (and right down the street from our hostel!). The whole gig was slightly touristy for my taste, but everything sounded beautiful and resonated in such a different way in such a setting.
I must also note that on the way to the performance, since we hadn’t the time to eat dinner, we got some pizza-by-the-slice near our hostel. I was not too excited about this, since I hadn’t been eating very healthy lately as it was, but it was actually pretty good, AND, let me tell you, for a very large slice ended up costing LESS THAN A DOLLAR in American money. Gotta love Prague. :)
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