Prague, Part One

July 7th, 2014

Vaclav Havel was, among other things, a playwright, poet, dissident, and statesman. His political activities against the communist regime resulted in several stints in prison, government surveillance, and frequent questioning by the Secret Police. He was the first president after the Czech-Slovak split (1989-1993), and the first Czech president to be democratically elected. 

The Prague Astronomical clock was built in 1410. It is the third oldest clock of its kind in the world, and the oldest one that is still working. 

Jan Palach was a Czech student who set himself on fire to protest the Soviet invasion of the Czech Republic and the end of the Prague Spring. 

The John Lennon Wall