“In vain we had experienced guides who have been many times to Prague”, writes antenario in her photo blog, “once I was lost. I do not know where I was, neither the name of most of the places. But it was beautiful everywhere. Prague is enchanting.”
An overview of these photos recalled special memories in me. I regularly went to Prague from the mid-eighties, and in the early 90s I worked for months in the Czech National Gallery. It was then that I really got to know this city which was just awaking from its Sleeping Beauty dream. In the past ten years I often went to Bohemia, but rarely to Prague. Therefore at the sight of these photos I have the same feeling as if looking at the photo montages of modern Petersburg and Leningrad of the Blockade. Every building stands there, but nothing is the same any more.
So we invite to a game our readers, who, we know well, are lovers of Prague. Please help antenario, a fragile woman, you as strong men/women and experts of the place. Tell us which image where was exactly taken. And also which gallery, shop and never-heard-of beer pub what was earlier and which memories you have of them. Our ex-Czechoslovakian and Prague readers can participate as well. Although they have a comparative advantage, but at the same time they are also depositories of the most authentic memories. We will mark every correctly defined place on the following 1910 map of Prague. And as an incentive, once you have successfully localized all sixteen places, we will also post the complete map in full size and high resolution