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2003 Czech Republic – A Visit to the Police Part 1
2003 Czech Republic – A Visit to the Police Part 2
2003 – Czech Republic - A Visit to Prague Museum
We soon reached a huge and prominent layout, where in the 1950s, a nearly 100-foot-high statue of Stalin and entourage, the biggest monument to him in the Eastern Block, was erected to him overlooking Prague, only to be destroyed in 1962 following his disgrace and fall from power. We climbed up the stairs of the huge marble platform adorned on each side by what were once eternal flames, long since extinguished. Now the area is overgrown with scraggly trees and weeds, and the straight stretches of pavement and stone are packed with skateboarders. In place of where the statue once stood is a huge metronome, which pulsates back and forth slowly over this musical city.