The thing about Prague is that you can stroll out your front door every day for a year and still find yourself in a new crevice of the city each time. After 3.5 years of living here, I'm gobsmacked by the newness of it all, in a place that is so old and storied.
Last weekend, what started out as a trip to a clothing sale at a retro cinema in Prague 7 turned into an afternoon wander to a somber WWII landmark, a children's theatre and an eco-fashion market.
"All walking is a discovery. On foot we take time to see things whole."
- Hal Borland
Bio Oko is one of my favorite places - an independent movie theater that allows dogs, has beach chairs and schedules special matinees for parents with babies/small children. Pal Scotswoman and I met there for a vintage clothing market that ended up being more like 3-year-old H&M stuff, but it was fun.
We continued East to the colorful Holešovice outdoor marketplace, where you can buy anything from knock-off purses to nunchucks. Housed in one of its warehouses is the Mint Design and Fashion Market; we popped in for a browse.
Parched from our perusing, we found Jatka 78 nearby for a beverage and rest. It's a multifunctional theater and cafe space that specializes in circus and alternative performance. That day, there was a children's show on. We didn't see it, but we did see the hordes of littles taking laps around the cafe before it started.
Our final stop was due North a touch, at the cafe-cum-threads store Vnitroblock. It was hosting a sustainable fashion event and it was packed, but Scotswoman found a pair of boots she's been talking about buying every since.
And then it was back home to a big dinner party that BW had been cooking for friends. Vegan Mexican was on the menu and it was the perfect antidote for tired gams after a perfect Prague 7 day.