(Friday, September 4, 2009, Prague)
A major attractions in Prague is the “Prague Castle”. It’s not a single, fairy-tale, Disneyland type castle, but rather a large complex of several buildings, including the famous St. Vitus Cathedral, and the offices of the President of the Czech Republic.
One of the more interesting venues within the castle grounds is the Toy Museum which has a permanent collection of Barbie Dolls which were unfamiliar to Czech children growing up in the era when the Communist Party ruled the nation and did its best to keep Western goods and influences from finding their way across the borders into this Soviet Eastern-bloc country. Unfortunately, the museum was closed in the afternoon when I tried to visit it, so I don’t know if Ken has a place in the collection next to one of America’s famous blonde bombshells.
(In yesterday’s “Travel Photo Thursday” post, Dick Jordan noted that he found both Ken and Barbie in Munich’s Toy Museum.)