Postcard From Prague
Thousands of Czechs jangled their keys (to make noise as anti-communist demonstrators did), sang the national anthem and observed a minute of silence in Wenceslas Square to mourn the death of Vaclav Havel. It was the same square where, in 1989, protesters chanted "Havel to the Presidential Tower."
Here are a couple of other tidbits from around the capitol:
- A convent belonging to the Ursulines is turned into a restaurant.
- Four paintings by cubist Emil Filla were found. They were stolen from a gallery last month.
- According to the latest census data, about 15,000 Czechs count themselves among the Knights of the Jedi, a Star Wars-inspired religion.
Photo credit: Reuters