Museum of Communism is Here!

7

The Museum of Communism might be hard to find, but when you finally get inside you're in for an interesting trip back to a time that seems so much further away than only 20 years ago.

Seeing the spectacular poster with a babushka doll showing its sharp pointy teeth I just knew I had to go to the Museum Of Communism, located above McDonalds near the Mustek metro station in Prague’s main shopping district. It’s a fairly small museum, but that also makes it very intimate.

Seeing the nearly 1000 authentic items, ranging from tinned food to the reproduction of an interrogation room, was a really nice experience. It’s hard to imagine what life was like back then but it’s even harder to believe that it was merely 20 years since this was actually normal life for the Tjeckoslovakian citizen. At the end of the given path through the museum, you end up in a small room where you can watch a documentary about the years of communism. The disgust for the Soviet invasion and communism is evident all throughout the museum and stands in sharp contrast to its Russian counterparts.

/Mr. Flinky

written by anarchy on 2009-08-05 in #world #locations #anarchy #stalin #urban-adventures #museum #flinky-files-009 #communism #history #the-great-lc-a-race #euro-team-3 #lomo-lc-a-race #lc-a #iron-curtain

7 Comments

  1. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Very interesting museum. I would like to see this in person.

  2. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    woooo, nice musium!

  3. dogma
    dogma ·

    :) love the shot #10 :) and it's very interesting museum indeed!

  4. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    # 6 is my favorite of this album!

  5. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    i saw the poster when i was in prague. but didn't have a chance to get in there... i wish i had more time to spend in the city : (

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Another damn' nice gallery ! Congrats !

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    love the poster-shot! and such a great variaty of images...! great gallery!

More Interesting Articles

  • My Key to Escaping Digital Confinement: The Lomo LC-Wide

    written by nickpage on 2015-01-09 in #lifestyle
    My Key to Escaping Digital Confinement: The Lomo LC-Wide

    I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.

    4
  • Lomo UK Blog Awards 2014: Winners

    written by dribri on 2014-12-11 in #news
    Lomo UK Blog Awards 2014: Winners

    Remember when we featured a great selection at last year's UK Blog Awards? Well, we brought it back to showcase some of the most interesting blogs online! Read on to find out who made the list!

  • Lomo UK Blog Awards 2014

    written by dribri on 2014-12-04 in #competitions
    Lomo UK Blog Awards 2014

    Remember when we featured a great selection at last year's UK Blog Awards? Well, we're bringing it back to honor some of the most interesting blogs online! Read on for the details on how to get involved!

    7
  • Shop News

    Lomo Instant Boston

    Lomo Instant Boston

    Here is another way to enjoy analogue experience and capture great memories in an instant! This package includes the best creative lenses for your LomoInstant camera!

  • Catching Waves with Lomo Cameras and Bastien Bonnarme

    written by lomographyfrance on 2014-07-21 in #people #lomoamigos
    Catching Waves with Lomo Cameras and Bastien Bonnarme

    Only 30 years old, French photographer Bastien Bonnarme has already documented international surf events such as the Roxy ASP Women’s Longboard Competition,the Belharra Wave, and the Nixon Surf Challenge. And as if that wasn't interesting enough, Bastien is also a lomographer! We lent Bastien some of our cameras for his trip to Kamtchatka with the Nixon Surf Challenge Team, and we're thrilled to finally showcase what he brought back from the great cold. Check out the photos and the exclusive interview after the jump.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Penang, Malaysia (Part 1)

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-18 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Penang, Malaysia (Part 1)

    For a small island, I find that there's actually so much to see and do in Penang. If you do decide to visit this quaint state and its eponymous island in Malaysia, I bet you'll want to stay for at least a week, so I decided to do a number of day trip installments. If you're ready, let's get started!

  • My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    written by bloomchen on 2015-01-22 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Photographer Michael Ciavolino Tells the Story Behind 'Boat Ride, Rye Beach' (1962)

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-27 in #lifestyle
    Photographer Michael Ciavolino Tells the Story Behind 'Boat Ride, Rye Beach' (1962)

    Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!

  • 4 Years in Paradise: Living and Learning in French Polynesia

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2015-02-04 in #world #locations
    4 Years in Paradise: Living and Learning in French Polynesia

    People seek extraordinary experiences while traveling, but not everyone gets to have an adventure of a lifetime. When lomographer Stephane Heinz (popularly known as vicuna in the Lomography community) saw the opportunity, he took the chance to travel and live miles away from his hometown in France. He and his wife, Kathi, came back home with a luggage full of valuable experiences and life lessons. Vicuna tells us about his four-year adventure in French Polynesia in this travel special.

    24
  • Fresh From the Lab: The Lomography Redscale XR 50-200, My First Medium Format Film

    written by sinema on 2014-07-07 in #lifestyle
    Fresh From the Lab: The Lomography Redscale XR 50-200, My First Medium Format Film

    This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.

  • Shop News

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply with Oktomat Bullseye

    Shoot sharply without hurting your budget. At 30% off you can now experiment with 8 sequential shots in one 35mm print! Tell stories in 2.5 seconds with 8 scenes in one shot!

  • Trending Photos of March 2015

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-27 in #world #news
    Trending Photos of March 2015

    Marvel at this beautiful selection of wanderlust-inducing photographs that trended this month.

    2
  • Top Shoutbox Users of March 2015

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-27 in #world #news
    Top Shoutbox Users of March 2015

    If you haven't discovered the shoutbox yet, then you're certainly missing a big chunk of your lomographic life.

    1
  • Weegee on News Photography

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-03-27 in #world #lifestyle
    Weegee on News Photography

    This short yet info-laden and fascinating interview from close to 60 years ago offers a glimpse at the thoughts and principles of the photography master.

    2