We followed the directions and crossed a bridge over the Vltava River where we found some steps. The climb gave us beautiful views of The City of a Thousand Spires, and I used this as an excuse to stop a thousand times- when really it was the Croatia Cough, I had coughing fits, couldn't breathe & needed to drink a lot more water than usual. When we reached the top we found a green park, which we later learned (as in, about a week ago) was the Letná Park. We found the closest shady tree, and slumped against it and napped. I woke myself (and probably Genevieve, too, tho' she was too polite to say) coughing & we decided that it was probably lunch time.
We wandered back to the hot and busy main square in Prague, some crazy figure had caught my eye several times, but I'd pushed it to the back of my mind. The square was constantly busy with the usual tourists, horse and carts and what not, but this time we'd landed pretty much on top of it, and that's when we discovered that the Tim Burton Exhibit was in town. I adore Tim Burton, so dragged Genevieve in, it was just around lunch time, we dumped our bags and visited the exhibit.
Much of the exhibit are things never meant to be seen by the public, like the afore mentioned letter, but it's all part of the creative process. Tim Burton himself said, "For me drawings have always been a way of thinking, a form of communicating.... I was never a very good speaker, talker, so I always found it was easier for me to communicate through drawing". All the items on display have his signature carinvalesque interplay between comedy and the grotesque. The main theme of the exhibition was to explore the well meaning yet misunderstood outcast who rebels against conformity. A similar exhibit went up in MoMA in NYC in 2009 (where many of the images from this post are taken from), but Burton's thoughts were that, whilst this exhibit was smaller, Prague was a unique city & deserved it's own take on the exhibit.
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