Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Saint Lenin

My friend Victoria recently returned from a holiday in Prague. While she was there she visited the Museum of Communism:
The museum focuses on the totalitarian regime from the February coup in 1948 to its rapid collapse in November 1989. The theme of the Museum is "Communism- the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare" and visitors will be treated to a fully immersive experience.
I wish I could see this museum for myself. However, she brought back this ironic postcard:

Actually, the ironic part is the notation on the back of the card, giving the address of the museum:

"Na Prikope 10, 110 00 Praha 1... Above McDonald's, next to Casino"

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At Saturday, September 11, 2010 , Blogger dhkendall said...

I just recently discovered your blog (I also regularly read "Strange Maps") and being a lifelong cartophile like you, I have a lot of catching up to do!

Just to point out one other tidbit about this card - it should have the "erroneous maps" tag, as the country labelled CCCP is actually post-Communist Russia! The other 14 union republics are not shown!


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