Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Last night saw a pilgrimage of a different sort, a candlelit event organized by the energetic Bernie Higgins as part of the highly successful Poetry Day festival (which actually runs for two weeks each November). At the foot of the statue, a number of poets from Prague, Brno and further afield read their work or recited from 'Máj'. Please feel free to read the sonnet I wrote for the occasion on my poetry blog.
The statue, sculpted in 1912 by Josef Myslbek (who was also responsible for the fine equestrian bronze of St Wenceslas below the National Museum), stands on the other side of the Vltava, within view of Prague Castle. The no 22 from Vršovice gives easy access to the hill from the tram-stop at Újezd.