Have you ever had the weirdest and the loveliest morning at the same time?
The morning summer breeze greets my cheeks, reminding me of the French's bisous as soon as I heard my own footsteps marching enthusiastically on the pavement. 7AM and the street of Jecna was quiet. I walked towards the waterfront, pausing a few times to wait for the pedestrian light to turn green. I smiled within and clutched the straps of my backpack wondering if I had everything I needed for the day. Happy to have Prague all to myself this morning...
I looked up to admire a church surrounded by old buildings along Resslova. Out of nowhere, World War II vintage cars and military trucks filled up the ancient streets. Men in sleek German uniforms were everywhere rifles in hand. For a moment, I thought I was having a nightmare. I found it bizarre. Wondering what was going on, I went for a closer look. Relief extinguished a creeping fear when I saw men in t-shirts carrying cameras and filming equipment. "Oh okay, they're shooting a war film." I wondered which one it was.
I continued walking and crossed Jiraskuv Most, a bridge over Vltava River. I paused and admired this view. It took my breath away. I stood there for a few minutes, until two men waved and cat-called at the opposite side of the bridge. I looked around wondering which lady it was addressed to and then realised I was alone on that bridge. I quickened my pace and re-directed my attention to the real stunner that was in front of me. Ah, this landscape! There were guards stationed at every street corner. It was definitely safe.
|Crossing Jiraskuv Most|
Joggers occasionally whipped past me. From time to time, there were mothers with strollers and I thought of my daughter. Was she already awake? Would she be excited to discover this place someday?
The silence of that morning was very uplifting and empowering. Here I was, alone here and happy, a feeling that has eluded me for quite a while until that very moment and here's why:
|Kampa Museum of Modern Art|
Want to follow the 33 minute, 2.7 km walking trail along the waterfront? Here it is:
This is a memory that I will always keep with me.
Do you like morning walks?
Was there ever a place you encountered that you will always cherish and why?
Love & light,