Dobrư den z Praha
4350 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
Dobry Den Z Cesky!
Prague is a beautiful, fascinating city in the midst of transition. Baroque and gothic
architecture are everywhere, but so are the hideous Communist flats of the late 20th century,
and modern art buildings such as the 'Dancing Building' by Frank Gehry. I've been really
enjoying learning about the Czechs' history as a great and proud people who live in a small nation that is at the mercy of greater nations. This Tension, as well as the legacy of Communism and subsequent reality of a very young democracy, are reflected in everything from modern theatre to architecture to literature to film. What an amazing experience. Next week I'm off to visit Poland and Slovakia!
- Elise Randall '10