Sunday, January 30, 2011

Vietnamese Propaganda

So in my quest to do something new in Prague each week, I went to one of the National Galleries in Prague to see an exhibit of Vietnamese Propaganda posters. The exhibit was incredibly powerful, moving, and horrendous all at the same time. One poster had a picture of children playing near a lake with a huge soldier and tank guarding them. It was a fascinating look into the images that were prevalent in Vietnam during the war. I'm definitely intrigued to learn more about the war and the experience of Vietnamese people during that time. Perhaps a trip to Vietnam will be in order...

Along with the exhibit, we were able to go through the rest of the gallery. Little did we know (by we, I mean my friends Laura and Aaron) that the gallery was 6 floors chalk full of amazing art! We only made it about halfway through the gallery before it closed, but plan to return. We saw some amazing pieces by many famous artists as well some some interesting Czech modern art.

Before our adventure to the museum, I wandered around a bit on the gorgeous (though cold) day. A breathtaking view of the Prague Castle and the Charles really doesn't get old!

A cold day, but still TONS of tourists on the bridge....

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