Graffiti in Prague, Czech Republic In June of 2014, John and I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s wedding in the Czech Republic. As we started to explore the city of Prague, the first thing that stood out to me was the amount of graffiti on the buildings. My first thought was that they had gang problems as we do in the U.S., although there was no evidence of danger as we wandered the city streets.
We had a day or two to explore the city before we met up with Bill and Kamila for their rehearsal dinner. The first chance I got, I asked Bill about the graffiti. Bill had lived in Amsterdam for over a decade, and Kamila grew up in the Czech Republic. Bill explained to me that the graffiti was not about gangs or violence, but about artistic expression. That answer was so much better than I expected.
The wedding was held high on a hill, with breath-taking views of the city. We enjoyed our trip to Prague completely. We found the city to be beautiful, clean, friendly and safe. John asked if I would return to Prague, and I said, “Yes” without hesitation. Beautiful, beautiful city!!!
Have a great day!