History's everywhere as you walk on the cobbled roads of Prague, this for me is the city on where the story books of the past meets contemporary times. I remember reading a lot of stories on how they truly fell in love with the city and now I fully understand why.
It was then 6 in the morning when we decided to walk from my cousin's house to the famous Charles Bridge. We have arrived there in not even half an hour and it was so serene. There were no street vendors, there were few people, some were tourists, some having their prenuptial shoot, and some were just there early for work. Indeed it provided me with a realisation that everything in this world changes so fast in not even a blink of the eyes! The root of that realisation was because this peaceful bridge that you are seeing...
...will soon be filled with tourists and street vendors.
But no matter what state this bridge was, it's beautiful, it provides colour and happiness to the city. It binds the history with the soon history to be made.
Each alleyway that we walked through formed great sense of wonders. An Apple Museum in the first end, an Irish pub at the next one, and so on. But wherever you go, each of those path will bring you closer to the Old Town Square.
Groups of people welcomed us once we got out of the alleyway, well that happened during the first time that we went there. And just a few seconds we knew why; it's because one of my dream architectural designs to see is finally there right in front of my eyes. The Astronomical Clock of Prague is truly a great provider of mystery. I can't seem to explain why, but sometimes yes, mysteries don't need explanations so you just let it become one.
More sights amazed us during our walk, an opera house was there, a theatre, a national gallery, and of course a long stretch of shops around.
The greatest decision I've made however, was I chose to enter the Gallery of Art Prague and luckily that moment they were exhibiting the works of Andy Warhol, Alphonse Mucha, and (AHHHHHHHH OH GOD) Salvador (freakin) Dali! Words cannot describe properly as to how I felt while I was inside. All I know was I was seeing some original works of those legendary artists.
Before we went back to the other side of the bridge, we passed by the Lennon Wall. This wall became a symbolism of different things that were inspired by John Lennon. It's layers and layers of paintings, most are providing hope for individuals, especially for the youth.
My personal opinion on this too is that, this wall is a great symbol of a continuous art development in Czech Republic. Development in a sense that as they preserve the history, they continuously discover new ones still.
Prague Castle area is I believe the best one to end this letter. That area does not need much words, for it justifies itself already. A mix of sceneries, history, and the new age are all in there. Tourists may have filled the entire area when we were there, but the rawness of each architecture that you will see are still in there. And in the end, you will get to ask yourself, how does one's life work back in the days?
I entitled this piece "A Few Seconds of Everything," because in just a few moments everything could change, one time you're in the past the next is you're already in the present time. And all those realisations about that fact was strengthened when I was in Prague.