Today we went to the Mucha Museum. He was from the Czech Republic – Bohemian region and was an instrumental member of the Art Deco or Art Nouveau period at the turn of the century. Reproductions of his pieces are all over town. They are on postcards, as prints, even on beautiful eggs (usually sold at the same stores at the Russian nesting dolls}. This was a small museum by some standards, but quite quaint and I liked it because it focused on only one artist’s works. It also had a thorough little film about his life and motivations. His drawing and paintings are very moving, especially in his later works related to the Slav Epic. It basically was 20 huge canvasses that he worked for many years on, detailing the trials and tribulations of the people of the Czech Republic and Slovakian region. The Slav epic canvases were not here at this museum, as they are elsewhere, but reproductions are and they are also discussed and shown in the film. I would definitely recommend this museum to all. Very beautiful.
After that went on another Ghost Tour. This time we went with the Prague Walks company for one hour in the Old Town hearing various spooky stories. I didn’t like this tour at all. The guide was trying to be too dramatic and wore this cloak with something on his back to make him appear to have a hunchback and then spoke way too soft and with a very thick accent so I could not hear what he said most of the time. Also, it was one of those companies where at certain times people dressed up in costumes would jump out to scare you, and as I was the only girl on the tour, I was grabbed twice and shook while being screamed at by a “ghost:. It was horribly stupid. I basically just started taking photos to preoccupy my time and waited for the next ghost to “scare” me.