Old Town Square, Prague’s heart…and possibly a large piece of mine as well is located in between the major monuments in the city and coincidentally, is home to about four of the top tourist attractions includingÂ St. Nicholas Church, Prague Orloj, (which is a medievalÂ astronomical clockÂ located on theÂ Old Town Hall) and the Jan Hus Statue. Â I spent the evening exploring the streets behind Old Town Square and attempting to assimilate my clumsy feet between the beautifully broken, cobblestone streets. The streets were very crowded and I have to assume most often are with locals running past travelers, skipping thru dreamers like myself, stopped in the middle of the street, trying to takeÂ it all in.
Since I’ve arrived, it feels as though every corner I turn, I grow more amazed and fond of this city. People constantly ask me why I chose to study in Prague as to many, it does not appear to be the obvious choice, which is partially the reason as to why I came here and why I continue to stand in awe. The history of the city is think in the air…palpable. Â Its prominent in the people and the customs and the list goes on and on. I can feel it on my walk to class and when I try to navigate my way thru the streets. Some moments, I feel as though it will become my home…and others I don’t feel as though I belong. But these feelings of un-ease and un-comfort are the best feelings to have, I guess. And I feel lucky to be able to have them.