After a delicious lunch at Bánh Mì Makers, I headed over to the newly opened rooftop of the historic Prague Lucerna. A place where most tourists gather in the lobby to snap a photo of David Černý’s infamous statue of Saint Wenceslas riding a dead horse. It’s hilarious and something to gaze up in person.
The Lucerna’s rooftop opening day was an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in checking out the 1920s style building by standing right on top of it. But what was most surprising were the Paternoster or loving called on the interwebs as the “death trap doorless elevators” hauling everyone up and down. I’ve never been on one before and they were cool to see in action!
I shared a lift with other solo riders and we were giddy and anxious to get off. After all, timing is everything and I do not want to know what happens if you forget to get off. I overheard a young lady try to coerce her boyfriend to see what happens and he yelled back at her, “No, I don’t want to die!”.
Once I got to the rooftop, I was greeted with a paper sign and a bright view of Prague. There was a barrage of people just like me, taking photos and soaking up some rays. It was raining earlier in the day and it cleared up nicely for all of us to enjoy the first day the rooftop opened.
I walked up to the second level of the rooftop where I saw Ondřej Kobza with his two goats. A small crowd had gathered to see the kids but no one was really interested in the farmers market type of offering available. I was still full from lunch so, I didn’t really prod the vendor to translate. Besides, we were all there for the view and the goats!
You still have two more days to check out the rooftop during this soft opening. Visit the Facebook event page for more information: Otevření střechy Lucerny a dny farmy Košík