Holesovice

We spent the afternoon in Holesovice, a little outside of the city center. This area used to be considered a not so nice part of town. It’s industrial and filled with huge communist bloc buildings. There’s a lot of graffiti. However, the area is now gentrified and has gotten quite popular. There are lots of art galleries, restaurants, and pubs. It’s an area worth checking out if you’re interested in seeing a different side of Prague.

We went to the Dox museum and had a great time. The museum’s current exhibit, Havel, is interesting. It features photographs of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first president after the fall of Communism. I loved how intimate the photographs are–there are many of Havel with his family at their country home, alone in nature, goofing around with his buddies. He seemed very down to earth, and he certainly liked a good drink–as you can see below.

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