Today was a simple enough day in Prague.
The weather was warm and partly cloudy, with a very slight wind from the East.
We went to a lovely little museum of Alphonse Mucha, who was basically the founder of graphic design. What I loved about him was how normal his story was. He was a simple man, who started with little and worked hard to make his dreams come true. Although he is most famous for his posters, he designed buildings, furniture, postage stamps, bank notes, frescos, ad’s, medals, and many other things.
My favorite that I saw today is a poster he created for the Parisian actress Sarah Bernhardt. In this ‘Mede’ poster notice how his composition leads you from the ‘D’ down, through the crown, along her arm, and ends at the dagger. Sick. Sarah loved this design so much, that she had her whole costume changed to match this poster.
For the whole later of his life, he focused on his heritage in the Czech Republic, and worked to free the Slav’s from bondage. He helped to remind them who they are, where they came from, and what their culture truly is. After they were given their independence thanks to WWI, Mucha offered his services in whatever way possible, and literally designed the current Czech Republic. He’s so cool!
Lori and I had a mission today: to find the John Lennon wall. It took us a bit, had a few detours along the way, but I wouldn’t have changed anything about it.
Doing the Charlie Steadman on the Charles Bridge.
Lori touched the statue to find her true soulmate. I however, just stuck with the one that promises me that I'll come back to Prague.
I asked myself that same question when I learned that Kellog's had stopped making Chocolate Frosted Flakes.
Found some local slackliners..
And figured out what the yellow glowing things were on the river at night.
Turns out they were penguins.
Eventually we found the wall, and soon found out that John Lennon had been painted over. MAJOR bummer. But we still had a great time taking pictures!
All you need is love.