These photographs are from my continuing work documenting Prague’s restoration after decades of Communist rule. I lived there for several months in the Fall of 1994, five years after the “Velvet Revolution” that led the Communists to relinquish power—a time of optimism and uncertainty.
Twenty years later, I returned to a city that was both familiar and barely recognizable. Signs of restoration and reclamation can be seen across the city, an architectural attempt to shake off the past. The juxtaposition of Communist-era structures alongside Gothic, Baroque and modern architecture continues to give Prague a unique flavor, one that reflects the dark humor of its residents and fuels my ongoing fascination.