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Little Mother Prague
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Looking at Prague today it’s easy to forget that just 20 years ago Czechoslovakia emerged from the fall of the Iron Curtain with a once-jailed dissident as president, inspiring the world. Kafka’s oft-cited line about Little Mother (in Czech: Matička) Prague having claws is no joke. The city's old and beautiful architecture is also alluded to in names like the “city of a hundred spires” or “golden Prague”.
Yet whatever this ancient city is called, there is one aspect of it that has always been difficult to summarise with a nickname. Pulsing somewhere underneath Prague's medieval cobblestones or above its Gothic towers is a special feeling that never fails to strike visitors. From the Golem of Prague to the novels of Kafka this magical and sometimes dark feeling pervades much of the history of this city.
June 11th, 2012
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