Just outside of Prague’s main “tourist centre” and southeast of the main train station (“hlavní nádraží”) is Náměstí Míru, or Peace Square. At the outskirts of the former vineyards of Vinohrady, Peace Square is dominated by the twin-spired Church of St. Ludmila (Kostel Sv. Ludmily). A sculpture by Jiri Krystufek is located just south of the church on the eastern side of the square. Named “Mir” (Peace), the sculpture is of a young woman who is setting free a dove into the air.
When I’m in town and it’s beautiful outside, I’m parked on one of the park’s benches, my eyes closed and face to the sun. And maybe then, I can echo the figure’s actions, and finally let go of my worries, too.
The photograph above also appears in my love letter to Prague. I made the photo above on 14 March 2009. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5ba, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.