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Mir (Peace), Jiri Krystufek, Namesti Miru, Praha, Prague, Czech Republic,

Fotoeins Friday: Peace in our time

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 as, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.

8 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Peace in our time”

  1. malaysianmeanders

    That picture and sculpture really captures the essence of peace.


    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks! With this particular shot, I’ve always hoped people ‘see’ peace in the photograph. Thanks again for your kind comment!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cathy. It’s easy to miss the statue at Peace Square. I found this statue only because my extreme curiosity compelled me to explore the entire plaza. I hope you go back to Praha and see this statue for yourself. Thanks again for reading and for your very kind comment!


  2. InsideJourneys

    Beautiful, Henry, your photo and words.
    Glad the sculpture encouraged you to let go of your worries.


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Marcia, and thanks for your kind comment! With one look at that photo, I suppose it wouldn’t surprise many if they felt they could let go (some of) their worries.


    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Marisol! It’s becoming clear(er) that the intended effect is finding the right audience. 🙂 Thanks again for reading and for your comments!


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