Time as the Guide

The cobblestones stretch into the distance. Houses lace the horizon line. “We are heading toward the castle.” Peter Sis’s Prague is a place of magic and mystery.

And its traces are everywhere, like this little map I spotted in a restaurant, like the clock tower itself, like the endless cobblestones. Over the next few days, I’ll be exploring this city through the prisms of Sis’s picture book love letter to the city of his childhood.

Unlocking the Mysteries

In the final stage of this month-long European ramble, here are the cobblestones, the windows, the patterns of Prague. 

No city has art like this one, art in its structures and lines, art as elemental to its every twisting street. I have brought with me a copy of Peter Sis’s exquisite love letter to the city, The Three Golden Keys.  In my own bumbling way, I plan to “…unlock the mysteries of Prague very, very slowly.”