here in 1968.
Now a Warsaw Pact tank track painted in peaceful lilac lie around for the curious visitor. Art out-stallation and great recycling. Or is it a mulberry colour? Historically more accurate, Soviet Russia had their Soviet satellite armies invaded.
I was in Prague in 2008 forty years after this intervention or a ‘fraternal assistance against anti-social forces’ as the Soviets described it, occurred
The Russians are onside now and will never invade anyone ever again. Ever! Eh!
A decade before World War 2 when neither Russia nor Soviet Russia had a bear hug around here, Prague might have looked a little bit like this photo below. Illusion courtesy of a vintage car.
A blink in cosmic time, but 70 or so years forward and the automobile motif and indeed the city itself has a new look.
Beautiful! Czech beer adds a few pounds.
Oh! the car.
One of the more sober models from the 1899 Bologna company with the Trident insignia. Now under the holding company Fiat Chrysler Netherlands, previously Fiat S p A, and before that Fiat Group (yawn!)
All photos are copyright of Maurice O’Sullivan Aherne