Museum of Communism is Here!

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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 #urban-adventures #stalin #history #flinky-files-009 #lc-a #the-great-lc-a-race #euro-team-3 #anarchy #museum #lomo-lc-a-race #communism #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!

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