Day: March 18, 2019

Bridge across the Golden City

– note 1 Prague Castle Longbridge six-member delegation finally get on to the bridge.We were greeted on both sides opposite lamppost, a classic glass shade lamp holding a warm golden purpose.Scraped surface water is cold river wind, but also bullying the side of my elbows and knees.Fortunately, two rows of golden bridge lights, eye not only warm, more warm heart, just to keep out the cold Traveler.Yinger gurgling sound of water under the bridge, the river must have been magic Tao.Thirty years ago, the United States alone off, often listening to Bismarck Tana “magic Tao River” in the winter afternoon, and the German-volt Chad grams of “New World Symphony”, must not think that one day they could even set foot on hometown, their Hiromi reduced to sonic waves which under the bridge.Against the thick stone fence, you can see the wooden stoop next to the pier, habitat rows are given eismowe, although late at night cold, but there is no huddle of the state.Yang Zhao far down the river shore lights, all is comforting cooked rotten copper gold, among the gentle and with a mysterious, fairy tale illustrations like what.    Bridge is a curious thing.It stand on both sides, and the transition was originally set up, but the people on the bridge, but do not hurry to rush to the other side, but delay scenic tour up.The original roads, has become the stands, not only can the sky overlooking the water, an overview of the two sides, but also can look at and go, take a stroll.Love is not a bridge does not hate its short, it is best never get head, so tons of heavy strapping on your volley care waves, shore behind not catch you, catch you in front of the shore is also vain.So you surreal world, was not arrested, just as is the bridge saddle, riding on the back of a river.River is the metaphor of the time, day and night, but also the dead of the alias.But gone is water, not river.Which changes from a panoramic view of the river is the time it does not change, we, the river and it seems eternal.People tire of view of the bridge, perhaps passed away while still in, move often and constant life.The bridge, two shore to seize the escape does not go, let go of the grip middle of the river, it’s meaning, metaphysical metaphysician available to pondering the metaphysical poets wish either to singing.    But at the moment I can not calmly seek sentence on the bridge, as it has been late at night, weather in early November, this landlocked country in Central Europe, considerable temperature difference between day and night.In the coats, and I wearing a suit and a thick, but no sweater.At the moment, the bridge only six or seven degrees Celsius temperature of the upper and lower bar.Of course not ignorance, even dressed so thin it to the bridge, but because the Fort Bragg just go to the other side of the mountain, to participate in International PEN’s welcome cocktail party, I am afraid too warm indoors, afraid to wear too many clothes.    Thought of this, the other side can not help but look back.End of the bridge near Fort hundred feet high, a dashing Gothic square tower, against the wedge-shaped spire dense mass, the glow lighting up according to Yang, then the night chu impressively if Genius.The minarets are constantly followed by clusters are crowded to peep us, and hate it too close to the bridge in Fort tail too high, blocking the item back, who can not get the head.But farther up higher and crystal clear sky, a corner has been exposed Fort Bragg.  ”Come here, see!”We cried in front of the first West.  He turned around in time to bridge the heart.Yin West was there waiting for us.Her eyes excitement is passing over our heads, to the distant balcony, pointing to empty more outriggers.We rushed to her side, once again recalled, suddenly, spent the whole root.    Fort end of the bridge just low down.Behind it, not above, all of the West Bank over the roof, tower and tree tops, dignified rise of Fort Bragg Saga of illusion, that mighty monarchs of the city’s momentum, style, spirit, and not all the towering high, more in the 1,000-window parallelism, rampant continue, however long winding one go.I wonder if there are tens of thousands of candles in footlights albedo wall, extended even to speak of white walls Longzhe layer illusory eggshell cream, made it very crystal clear confusion eye, it’s that started almost one kilometer long dream.Miracle on miracle more and more believers Adams St. Vincent Cathedral rises on the castle square, a cluster of steep tower repair Mount Bi Li, Ling almost everything on this magnificent, pierce the cold night sky Bohemia.    That cluster of jagged towers, towering Tau Kok, outline hale and hearty, believers pray to saints give to the sky, is the focus of all eyes are fixed on the Prague.That is buried beneath Charles IV, Tibet, six hundred years ago is the crown and scepter of the kings of Bohemia.The so-called Fort Bragg (Prazskyhrad) is not a mere castle, but a dizzying set of beautiful buildings, plates of imports imports, calendar and sixth century been completed, of which at least six palaces, four towers, five churches, as well as a gallery.    Just receptions in the northwest end of the Fort, a luxury Spanish Hall (SpanishHall) held.Accustomed to low-voltage overhead ceiling modern man, on the third floor of the empty hall as high pitch arrogance, really “open soon”.Multiplexing valve has dense core chandeliers Chan al imminent, then the phase cross-reflecting mirror surrounded by a wall, even more magnificent.Originally scheduled for eleven o’clock only scattered, but after a nine, a little drunk, so we have intolerant crowds, wild predators, they leave early.A second step into the courtyard wide as the square, into the night threatening think there is something in the oppression of the night, disturbing.It turned out to be two Genius Behind the palace building, overlooking glimpse of our being Dandan.Under alarmed, six people through the dark corridor to the third courtyard.Has not calmed down, pressing zygomaticofrontal twin towers early Bitian cedis stand in front of, not above; cliffs pull-liter momentum, all the lines are all up after an acute angle to fly, have been brought to our attention top of the tower, but that rugged slopes too steep, no care toe, while Yang glanced at too high an angle, how worthy stay, so climbing adventure eyes immediately and he slipped, fell straight down.  This St. dimension to Sri Lanka from the Cathedral, built in 1344, the west side of the neo-Gothic towers is built by the late nineteenth century, eighty-two meters high, the top of the door of people petals Rose window a diameter of ten meters forty, stained glass is painted Genesis.The above activities are later learned, when we look hard climb, sleepy night sky I saw the Twin Towers stood fight high, is footlights from the lighting, just like sleepwalking can see, of course, not to mention the subject to identify the rose window.    Bacteria West led us all the way to the east between the giant palace temple in Fort Bragg staggered overlap of light and shadow, and explore the way out.She proficient in both German and Russian, both of which are used conqueror of Prague, so she led us to ask the way, a la carte, all in German.In fact, the Czech language for Slavic Department, its west branch, with the Russian close.With “tea” word, for example, European countries are in Chinese pronunciation, Czech said CAJ, Russian and vegetarian, is learning Mandarin.German T-shirts say, but the English and the same, is to learn Hokkien.    In the warm yellow street lights guide, we walked along the ramp purple gray brick, all the way to the back door of the castle.Prague has more than 1.2 million people, but apparently not in the castle in.Cold silence windless air, only six of laughter and footsteps in the meandering alley faint echoes of shortage.Lane long and oblique, tidy and clean, the occasional passing car, the tires were sharply grind fine and sound in brick lane, reminding us of scenes showers Youyuanerjin, reverted to far sounds very Sentiment.    We finally out of the castle, review Gate, flanked by a guard to keep watch.Think of Kafka?To enter a mysterious castle without obtaining the door, but we have lent out from the door in a dark castle, perhaps a symbol of freedom in Prague, and now is the liberal president, but also an outstanding playwright, Havel (VaclavHavel, 1936), sitting in this office in Fort Bragg.    Gate right, lying projecting into the cliff, on which stands, further around the remaining ancient battlement Sec.With battlements overlooking the undulating roof over the million and quiet magic Tao Hebei stream, the east coast of the lights in the eyes do.Blurred night, overlooking the first time this strange city, naturally difficult to identify a surprise, but the city is golden lights, clumps clusters, like a light core, that gentle and mysterious disk Jinhui, makes your head warm and rapture, despite the unfamiliar, but its sense of deja vu, until the suspect is a dream.No wonder called the golden city of Prague.    And in this one high and low lights staggered meandering distance network, there is a row of golden exceptionally prominent, echoing Ling water and wave to each other, we are southeast.That should be – ah, the famous Charles Bridge.The first Xixin then nodded, smiled and said it is.    So we inspired, heavy lifting tired feet, outside yellowish brown wall, along the pattern woven into the ancient stone steps, steps down the hill.    And now, we actually stand in the heart of the bridge, look back just groping out of the temple palace, now suddenly has chu other side, into a castle in the air and imaginative insanity people, the dream castle.Really, from that which we are out of it?Zhuang this type of question, even if asked disappearing water under the bridge north, this ancient capital of witnesses, in addition to the noncommittal murmur, I am afraid to ask anything out.    2 Charles Bridge Two days later, we went to the tall possessed Charles Bridge (CharlesBridge, Czech is Karluvmost).Magic Tao River bridge (Vltava, for the Czech Vltava) on the Twelve, not only this Charles Bridge opened to traffic, just walking, like thus no wonder pedestrian bridge.He said that the bridge, the bridge is actually swim.Not only because the bridge overlooking the view of the water, you can enjoy a view of both sides: Staring at the water for a long time, it will be a little under hypnosis, trance is right; and from the bridge to see the shore, not only resourceful, but also because far enough, it is beauty distance.If the bridge can not afford to dust the car, or take a stroll more.If someone on the bridge entertainer, or carving impressive, of course, is even more touching.Charles Bridge with all these conditions, so pedestrians linger on the bridge, in no hurry to cross the bridge: means, but better than the purpose.    Charles Bridge Charles IV (Charles, 1316–1376) named, was founded in 1357, until the early years of the fifteenth century to complete.Five hundred and twenty meters long bridge, ten meters wide by sixteen piers support, all with dusty sandstone brick.Bridge-building people are building director Charles IV of Balak (PeterParler): He is the genius of Gothic architecture, including the Cathedral of St. Vincent and the only Sri Lanka, including the Old Town Bridge Tower, Prague in the Middle Ages are several magnificent buildings his masterpiece.Since the seventeenth century, stone fence on both sides of the statue continues to increase for the saints, or as a single image, such as St. Augustine, or for the group portrait, for example, Our Lady of grief hold Jesus, or the local patron saint, such as San Vincenzo plug Sila Si (Vaclav), equidistant confrontation, There were 31 group as much as seats are even up to twenty feet, is simply an open-air sculpture exhibition of the Catholic Church.    Neither take the car on the bridge, ten meters brick paved trail became a full deck, it appeared to be very wide of Tanzania.There are some vendors on both sides, mostly scenery on the river to sell paintings or photographs, the level is high, or is native hairpin brooches, necklaces, earrings and the like, the shape is not tacky, occasionally Russian puppet or Dutch-style porcelain Street house.These small stalls schedule is very loose, we will hold a business license, and all hold music, not megaphone.There are also music, or guitar, violin, or for the jazz band, but the bridge open, the sound of running water, even warm jazz saxophone, also fast with the wind dispersed the river.Only one strike, scattered applause, we can not bear, always to the upside of investing more fedora a few coppers.On one occasion also saw someone juggle, very clever.Such a leisurely river customs, reminds me of the “painting” of the situation.    Pedestrian bridge, serious hurry rarely, mostly look around, or in small groups, like the line break also, and more young people are still.Coming and going, have their own ways, including couples hugged and kissed, without losing the individual’s privacy in public.If travel alone, this bridge is also on the sidelines of the beings or want the best place for pavilion.  Riverview is also very impressive, and the view of the tire.Prague is the ancient city of the millennium, long time for the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, in any Roman Emperor Charles IV of years, and more expensive for the empire, but also several European cities in the fourteenth century.Fortunately, this city of gold not been BingXian major damage, and rarely obtrusive modern architecture discord between them, so the ancient architectural styles, from Romanesque to forceful elegant Gothic, Baroque palaces from the vagina to the new art, both have saved so far, Naishi Prague become a giant concrete and “living museum of the history of the building, and had practically lived in Prague traditional arts in.    Looking at the two sides stand on Charles Bridge, Old Town Square or wander in to see the endless Gothic building Ta Dai Li Dai Qing, stern guarded, wearing a stolen armored Yousi, as early as the fall of the ancient city guard.But against these Lengsu figure, but the city is bustling, lively with orange roof, and below, neat and close rows of windows, that lively rhythm, catching Mozart Allegro.The most valuable, rows of townhouses, one after another, even palaces, almost all four-storey, so look around, Sentiment smooth and complete weather.    Eau many White Gull on the pier, every pedestrian feeding, you have to fly the shuttle side of the fence interwoven.Pedestrian just throw a piece of bread in the air, yet falling, speak flash of white light, agile yellow beak has long been received in the past.But only a few pieces, many of which turned out to be summoned Su Yi Xia high to high, Wheeling chase imaginary, showing off such amazing dodge.    Fort Bragg 3 Golden Lane to explore, have fun yet been finalized.Every day, Yan West and that brought us to the Golden Lane (Zlataulicka).It was a very nostalgic brick long lane road, in the northeastern corner of Fort, through one end of the prisoner Daly ancient towers, on the other end Baita.Stone slope along the way from the end of Fort, into the castle, turn right to two.Lane south of Burr Greif is declared, the north bunker walls, one meter thick ancient.Barriers both steep and tall walls of the palace, Golden Lane curled up in the meantime, like a valley, a short row of townhouses, covered with tile roof, rests on the potential of thick fort walls.After the sixteenth century, lived in this humble row house, is known as the sharpshooter (sharpshooers) artillery, and later goldsmiths, tailors also like to open this shop.According to legend, before Rudolf II, this alley is open alchemical shop, so called Golden Lane.    Today, these Aiwu, some painted red soil, some painted yellow, light gray, curled up in a covered ramp red roof tiles, it is an illusion, how come into the fairy tale illustrations in the?Three times the alley only a hundred 30 meters long, but it does not rule width, narrow width at about at.Through narrow, the cantilever can almost touch the walls on both sides, to be low-ranking low door, wall color and painted Something Childish, is very dear and beloved feel it, and a little unrealistic.Go into the door, it is as small as a house boat, as long as people a little more, there will be crowds, but also like a crowded elevator in.    Of course, artillery and goldsmiths are gone.Visitors are constantly excited, and out of a mini toy store, crystal shop, bookstore, cafe, invariably buy some souvenirs back.The most attractive one in the pale green wall nail a piece of thin bronze medal, engraved on the “Franco-chee Kafka house”, rather with Van Gogh-style grass green lintel, scribbled on “Two Dozen number”.Inside is a tiny bookstore, in addition to some of Kafka’s display captions, is a selling books.I used seventy kroner (crowns, Czech as korun, and NT $ equivalent) to buy a Prague “cartoon map,” very proud.    ”Cartoon map” is my nickname to take, because the regular map original abstract symbols, both with comic strokes, briefly to crisp and vivid figurative coming up: the result is the terrain and maintain a normal position, but the construction and pedestrians, the proportion of streets and squares, but free to zoom, do not have humorous.    When the Golden Lane is coming to an end, some become narrower, the following is gray brick trail, pale line above cloudy sky on both sides of the walls are surfacing, vertical and horizontal mottled vicissitudes.Pedestrian walk, tramp trampling however, do not have a sense of being hidden Geshi.This is a time tunnel leading to the empty courtyard, surrounded on three sides iron gray thick walls, only a few fans foreclosed high windows.Obviously, this is the end of the castle.    Cold stillness, we sat under parasols edged summer, holding a cup of coffee and hot tea warm.South of the fortress wall was covered with two doors, gray brown and mottled, is also foreclosed the.Brass ring on the door, the last one was knocking it who asked lonely full House, refused to answer all the stone.So we sat, as if listening to six hundred years castle faint whisper, a gray decadent tell the story.If this late at night, the ghost of Charles IV cough, the whole ghost town that has echoes.And through alleys, visitors can still get a glimpse of that one dealings without a break, reminding us of scenes separated by I.    4 Jewish Quarter where music-lovers know that Prague is Tana Bismarck and the German city of V g Chad.Similarly, readers of literature also know that Kafka, sad Jewish genius, also born here, writing, spent his short life years.    Sadly Jews in Prague, has thousand years of history.Slavs came early in the fifth century, today we live in the mountains where the Fort Bragg.Then in the tenth century to the descendants of Abraham, first settled in the east bank of the river further upstream of Tao magic, more middle of the thirteenth century in the north of the Old City, just magic at the turn Tao River east to today’s “old Jewish new Church “(Staronovasyngoga) as the center, the development of the Jewish Quarter to.Although Jews very lucrative tax authorities attitude towards them when they actually green, the people of Prague and also very friendly, the Jews and disenfranchised, sometimes even being evicted.Until 1848, enlightened Shihab Division Fort emperor Joseph II (JosephⅡ) was given citizenship.Jews For Thanksgiving, is this a region renamed “Joseph City” (Jlsefoy), has been in use so far.    This Joseph around the city in Prague Old Town, Prague is the smallest of the area, but tourists must-visit.Yin West really take us to a tour.We ride from the subway station of Florence (FLORENC) to Bridge Station (Miustek), then bus station to the Old City (of Staromestska), along Xiluo Ka Street eastbound section, then to the Old Jewish Cemetery.Xi Luoka winds all the way from street to street 利斯托巴杜, this messy but deserted cemetery was irregular?Font.During tomb is said as many as twelve thousand, three hundred years were buried between the stacked layers, often heap new soil on top of the tomb, and then buried the new ghost.The earliest stone monument in 1439, the deceased was a poet and Arab legal experts will be more than Kara, this is the final burial of Moses Baker, while in 1787.Having filled tomb, “Victors”, the dead will be buried next to go elsewhere.    As usual the day overcast, no wind and lonely, get into the cemetery has a half in the afternoon.Yela depleted dead trees in the forest, the cemetery’s great, full eclipse yellow rust red, make piled rows of a stone column, already half stuck in the earth, either positive or inclined, or tilted back and wish, or earth people have deep and I saw the top of the monument, or unearthed and high desire and people together, shoulder or cross-stacked legend leans back, or be light or welcome back, tablet-shaped or square or triangular or symmetric complex, strange, different and foot.Relief stone surface unadorned and vigorous, some patterns itself unrestrained dripping, then weathered many storms eagle everlasting rain erosion, half the people carved half by the good fortune to hone, and finally hued finish the full House of sculpture exhibition, on display with three a hundred years of illness and death, an entire nation homeless afar Cry disturbing dream.    We stop and go, pondering a long time, in vain to guess Ancient Hebrew engraved on the monument is who and what surname the industry, but also the texture of the stones found quite a difference; where marbled rough, pale blue and black together stand near sandstone, smooth texture, light red or white, or should be marble, sandstone tombstones years to ancient marble monument when the late stage.    ”This large Ecstasy Stonehenge,” turned away I said to Grace, “it can be called Prague Beilin.” Exactly, ‘Grace approached, “but how only monument, but not grave?”Yin West also came face to read the booklet, said:” It is said that the stone fill, then erected a monument on earth, a total of ten layers deep.” Incredible, ‘implicitly also carrying a camera, caught up.Look around but not state ribbon, memory, and I asked my first West, West Yin smiled and answered: “She is waiting for us outside of it.She said, dusk to see the grave Mo.”After this said, we are a little uneasy, I feel even more gloomy cemetery aggravated deep bleak autumn.Sometimes people face diametrically group monument, the sky seems to be a layer of dark.    ”Hustle and bustle life, but also leaving a stone.”Grace laments.    ”It left a monument on the good,” said Yin West.During the “World War II, the Nazis killed in this area more than 70,000 Jews.These innocent people in the synagogue memorial wall, and everyone’s name and year accounted for only a short narrow line just a little – “” Really ah?”Hidden say.”Where is it?” ‘Just next door to the church,’ said Yan West.”Come with me.”Cemetery entrance there is a baroque chapel, the church is called Ke Laozi (KlausSynagogue), which exhibited Guxibolai text version of manuscripts and rare books, but it is Dihuai removal difficult, but it is gathered upstairs children’s book.That depicting innocent sketches and watercolors, lively lines, simple composition, vivid hues, showing mischievous innocence in along with the unique, humorous.Watch his potential, if be nurtured, not necessarily to Japan’s achievement Miro or Klee.However, after reading the description next to you suddenly mood to laugh.Off in the Terezin (Terezin) concentration camp during the Nazi occupation of all these children they are small captive.When the other children sing nursery rhymes look at fairy tales, they suffocate in crowded cargo carriage, escorted to cough and it is absolutely Kazakhstan gas chambers, and that genocide slaughterhouse.    Heavy footsteps, the mood is more deep, we went to a church south.It was built in the fifteenth century Renaissance-style historic houses, churches called Pincus (PinkasSynagogue), being renovated.Get in within the Church, the face is an empty profile Su sad atmosphere, intuition has been the situation was serious.The small high window, below only one side and one side of the cliff, desperate to glimpse his back days, shortness of breath, as in the dungeon.From the high steep rock walls, a connected one, from above the upper end of the head, dense, almost spare no pains, it’s hard to look proudly, rows of cross engraved name of the deceased and the victims of date, with the name blood red, black death is a obituary has been arranged in the corner.We see vertigo and Bisuan.Xu leaned in to read the fine trial before this catastrophe genocide reduced to eleven families bad news.I stood under the knife part of the wall, psychologists found that much of Freud clan, is engraved: FREUDArtur17.V1887-1.X1944Flora24.Ⅱ1893–1.X1944 such a typesetter, a grieving very short skirts, say do this for a couple of hardy life.Husband, Arthur Freud Flora six years older than his wife, both killed on the same day, died of October 1, 1944, her husband 57, wife, aged 51, from the end of World War II when it but seven months, it did not escape unscathed.Another scholar Franco family with the same surname, carved out below: FRANKLleo28.11904–26.X1942Olga16.Ⅲ1910-26.X1942Pavel2.W1938-26.X1942 which shows a family of three also robbed the same day, died October 26 1942, only 38 years old Leo Dad, Mom E good only thirty-two, then four years old boy Bavi.Only this one on crowds, nearly 200 row row as much as almost any pick one to check are the same year died the same day, with occasional exceptions, are poor not by much.Near the foot of a wall of the place, I found to break the Buddha’s death is one of three generations: FLEISCHERAdolf15.X1872–6.Ⅵ1943Hermina20.Ⅶ1874-18.Ⅶ1943Oscar29.Ⅳ1902-28.Ⅳ1942Gerda12.Ⅳ1913-28.Ⅳ1942Jiri23.X1937-28.Ⅳ1942 according to this string of ominous figures, when Adolf presumed grandfather died June 6, 1943, at the age of (grace years?) Seventy-one, than his late grandmother Hai Minna died about a half months grace of sixty and nine years: the one and a half months of her grief or imagined Youyi.As Oscar father, mother Da Ge children, children Jerry, as early as on 28 April 1942 while die, but grandparents know that, this line alone but difficult to imagine a half row of numbers.    I’m all the way to look at the past, fretting and eye acid, to the side of the cliff face pressure to me, my breath.Seventy-seven thousand two hundred ninety-seven naked bodies, from the oldest to the infant and juvenile, in the gas chambers of despair and closed the giant tomb twisted struggling dead, thousands Wan limb bones of the body to me a shovel to throw a truck cast, my piles layers of gland below.So the name of seventy thousand, seventy thousand unwilling to unjustly ghost, all things together in this dense wall of grief Ma Ma cry cry, crying genocide, cry, shout husband wife, the mother called the child, call Sun Zu , as high-decibel grief and resentment, debilitating to my ear nerve avalanche, the history of the aftermath of the echo rolled into a maelstrom drowned, I will roll into.I heard in the depths of my mother’s war cry echoes.    Nanjing Massacre, Bombing Raid, where my Wailing Wall?On the front of this cliff, no matter how crowded, more than seventy thousand Jewish innocent people finally have in place, the husband against his late wife, mother leaning tender children, as well as for home loss to pay tribute.But my fellow tribe, samurai sword razed burn that many ghosts bomb, the nameless, no cases of non-pro, no no grave monument, between heaven and earth, did they have the Wailing Wall for the people side of the half-plane identified?    5 Kafka stay in Prague Jews today, we are running out.Once, they are active in the economic and cultural development of the city of gold, but often not win local Czechs friendship.Hitler’s most ruthless or.His plan is to “solve”, leaving only a “genocide museum extinction”, that is today’s six surviving synagogues and a Jewish cemetery.    German and Czech language and Czech literature.Rilke (R.M.Rilke, 1875–1926), a non-Fil (FranzWerfel, 1890 Nian Zhi 1945), Kafka (Franz Kafka, 1883-1924) was born in Prague with the German writer, but before the duo could not make friends with a German Jewish circles, it touches on Jewish Kafka intentionally and local people to and from the Czech Republic, and openly support socialism.    However, like his characters in the novel, as Kafka does not always sudden break their plight, or else be doomed happy life.As a kind of Jewish, he became the target of anti-Semitic.From a German family, he had to endure hostile to the people of the Czech Republic.Shang father, he has no place in the proletariat.Another unhappy due to detest his career: his “Labor Accident Insurance Association,” made a row fourteen years of civil service, it is no wonder he inked in particular and more of the ridiculous bureaucracy.    In addition, it resembles the contradiction between Kafka and women: he has set twice married, we are not below.But he has been oppressed, distorted his personality, and his father was burly and assertive.In a letter sent no where Kafka blame his father did not understand him, make him lose confidence, and produces feelings of guilt.His father even scolded him “insects” (einungeziefer).Strained family life, strong religious doubt, constantly tormented him.In “The Trial,” “The Castle” and “The Metamorphosis” and other works, the young protagonist is always subject to patriarchal authority figures or misunderstanding miscarriage of justice, abuse and even killings.    So, this depression and anxiety in the mind wandering sleepwalking nightmare day in his life are trapped in Prague from the maze until late, only to die from lung disease due to a nursing home in the suburbs of Vienna.During his lifetime he published works too, failed to fame, and even told his friends are dying Broad (MaxBrod) will burn his manuscripts of a.Fortunately Brod not only did not listen to him, but those masterpieces, along with three thousand of the diary, letters, prints are ready by.Unfortunately, during the Nazi regime and then under Communist Party, these works are not in circulation.In 1931, many of his manuscripts confiscated by the Gestapo, not from below.Later, his three sisters were sent to concentration camps, were killed.    Until the fifties, in Kafka’s death three decades, his work was translated into German, Czech, and translated into English by the Scottish poet Muir couple (EdwinandWillaMuir).    Prague, beautiful and sad city of gold, which the Jewish experience, especially miserably.This magnificent ancient capital of culture, everywhere can hear echoes of Kafka cough.The most interesting history full of flavor marketplace Old Town Square (Staromestskenamesti), there are rococo Kinsky Palace, an 18th century, Kafka on the inside of the German school read the book, which his father also open over fashion accessories shop.Across the square, as well as Kafka Gallery.Entrance to the Jewish Quarter, Meisel Street V Kafka statue.Many bookstore windows are arrayed his books, his portrait hung.    Painting Kafka Nongmeidayan, melancholy eyes cheerful anxious, that it is high on the pupil prison window, prisoners of deep soul climb out the window to spy.Hair into blunt accumulator, the low pressure in the forehead.The big jug ears protruding from both sides seemed to listen to what the alert was suspicious, surprising movement.Straight nose, eyebrows cut from the bold outline of fall, is full and rich sensual lips positive with care.    Prague maze to a loss of Kafka storm became a nightmare, a nightmare that has come back to the last, with the title to this city of gold.    6 stolen in mind, also known as the Prague metro subway, not the size of Paris, London, and only three lines, but also clean, swift, convenient, and cheap.It is amazing: tunnel dug very deep, steep slopes and escalators only, and move very quickly, and if the initial unstable quasi-riding, and firmly grasp the handrail, it is easy to fall down.Down stairways and long ramp is divided into two layers, each have fifth floor as high.Ramp down down, although no skiing so fast, the situation may surprise.Dive occasion, under Kan ravine, it has Iraqi bottom out in fear.    Putrajaya population of over 1.2 million, the street does not seem how bustling, but it is really crowded subway station, may not be so crowded, but because the elevator is too fast, to be swooped down one side, the other side Yang and Ang the doubling staggered trend, it is exceptionally tight.Rush hour, the car Mojian Cabei, even more crowded.    We got to Prague, in the Czech representative office on behalf of his wife and yellow FEDERATION adviser pick banquet, during which inevitably asked about local policing.The owner smiled and said: “but will not rush, but a lot of pickpockets, they have to beware.”Everyone was relieved, implicitly said:” Do not grab enough.As for stealing thing, but also with wisdom – “and make others laugh.    Since then, we have a shadow thief of hearts, especially into a subway station, the wizard will prompt you to strengthen Western Yin alert.I travel abroad, given the chance subway, rarely let go, feel like a local, the lower classes huddled together, although what it can not “go to the public,” at least be considered met a cross-section of local life, energy and locals same rhythm, always worth.    One day, in Prague a crowded subway car, see a skinny old man Li sensual quite a few girls in the blame, the old man standing chain rings, the girls sat in a row.At first we thought that torrent of Slavic languages, the elders in training the younger generation, until a girl blush blush smile stood up, and the old man sat down immediately to the space, it suddenly they are not a people, but young people do not blame the old man understand your seat, fails to respect for the elderly ceremony.We have quite mixed feelings, think that old man who can confidently public seat to the young, which shows the ancient ritual has not been lost, the people are not entirely how thin.Unexpectedly, the next day in the same subway car full house, a 15-year-old boy, look like high school students, so I actually got up, I was very surprised.This boy could not bear to live up to the good intentions, I laughed Xie, immediately sat down side.The child “Rihangyishan” seems a little bit shy, even half looked over his left.This scene impressed me deeply, so far still warm in their hearts.This small national diplomat, an idea of benevolence, won by the decline of tourists grateful better than a thousand words is not ashamed of sightseeing Manual.Suffering Bohemians, a series of experienced abuse and many other Nazi torture, but there are still so many good children, it is on the “communist state” can not help but change.    Prague the fourth day of the night, we take the subway four hotel.Car to Republic Square station (MamestiRepublicky), five people have to get off, I followed, I was about to taken the cars, Suddenly someone shouted “wallet!wallet!”Sound high and desperate.When I set up to God, implicitly, he has been out on the carriage, followed by Yan West.The car burst of shock disorder, only to hear implicitly said: “documents all gone!”The whole carriage eyes are hidden hedgehog gathered to him, he grabbed the old man looked up and down a sixty old man grabbed a brown bag in hand, opened it – is empty!    This time, the door is automatically closed.Through the window, Bang Yuan, Grace, I was kept on the platform bewildered to visit us.Moving car.Yin West shouted to them: “You first go back to the hotel!”Train out of the station, add up to speed.It was found old people seem bewildered look, carrying a bag it appears to be innocent.Yin West to implicitly ask how heavy the disaster, I am in fretting, only Meng Meng realized that the “documents all gone!”It seems to be more serious than losing money.Suddenly, Florence to Terminal.Implicitly said: “get off it!”Yin West and I will immediately get off his.We all the way back to the hotel, on his way to inspect hidden his backpack, found that even with NT dollars, was also stripped of his wallet worth about five hundred dollars.”Fortunately,” he finally said, “most of the dollars in her purse.Taiwan’s identity card was gone together with the debit card, passport fortunately Modiu.But – “” But how?”I nervously Road.    ”Was also stripped of the purse is on the back of his hip pocket,” implicitly tut marvel.”Bags are buttons buttoned, but the wallet chops away, buttons or buckles smartly.Really strange!”Yin West and I could not understand.I laughed and said: “I’m afraid there really three hands – one hand the solution button in one hand and stealing money, and then only on the third button.”I know passport still, non-destructive money left, we have good breath.I suddenly laughed, pointing implicitly said: “Are you listening to on behalf of Xie said here only steal or rob, others did not open, but you cut in and said:” stealing money rely on the wisdom, it should be.”It’s a prophecy!”Short love long edge of the glass industry in the Czech Republic is quite a long history, as early as the fourteenth century has been manufacturing glass church window color.Today carved Bohemian crystal, wider by the States welcomed.Shopping in Prague, is the most tempting array of crystal shop, almost every street has some street open several more in a row.Those color cups and vases, fruit and chandeliers, not only elegant and pure tone, amazing occasion to watch in the head, stroke in hand, people feel lost in a maze of transparent, alas, colorful dream.Woke up, the dream has been packed up, put in your pocket, it is quite heavy, but my heart felt light.Moreover, the price is not expensive: NT thirty-two hundred dollars can buy a small fine, a thousand, you can have a noble and generous.    We look at a home in the past, more and more heavy bags, more and more bright eyes.Sentiment rising.Of course, one can not help but feel expensive, heavy luggage or worry, I will read out the impromptu four-character tactic to boost morale: Yesterday acquired Tate poor do not buy big upset today, I find it interesting, they will read it together tomorrow, really feel righteous, the more you buy more effortless.    Czech Tourism Bureau, if sensible, that I should be “persuasive song” bought publicity, will be able to understand its stingy miser teach countless soup.    Czech wood is also doing pretty well.Souvenir shop you can buy lacquer box painted, exquisite brighter, very ornamental irresistible hand.Couple of thousand dollars can buy boutique.There is a box painted fantasy magic carpet flying, magical gorgeous, beautiful, but I mean a thought, without setting start, end up “upset tomorrow,” ridiculed.  There is also a Russian puppet, a bit like China’s tumbler, painted a plump Pied country girls, seven-color bright summer high if the Russian painter (MarcChagall) screen.This is the window common country girl standing in a row, sometimes as many as eleven or twelve, but turn to a smaller size than a.When you look closely, all these chubby girl can be stripped waist, it was empty, just install “sister” under a smaller size.    One night, we went to see Mozart’s opera “Tang Qiao Giovanni” (DonGiovanul), is not a real person but the puppet play.Mozart was born in Salzburg, died in Vienna, but his music is an integral and Prague.Golden City in his life been there three times, and the second is to go, “Tang Qiao Giovanni” world premiere.That splendid and full of Overture is the rapidly spectrum to the eve of the show, the band is now simply look now playing.Mozart personally directed, foreground and background to work together, but still very successful.But “Tang Qiao Giovanni” is not very popular in Vienna, Mozart so grateful for Prague, but Prague is also proud.    1991, to commemorate the bicentennial of Mozart’s death, Prague’s National Puppet Theater (NationalMarionetteTheatre) debut, “Tang Qiao Giovanni” Unexpectedly very well received, three years down, almost seven games played, the audience reached more than 10 a million people.The night we went, but also fully booked.About half of those high personal puppet, nearly comic style, by the people behind the scenes manipulation of cable, in close coordination with the music, and gestures, turned and bent over, even kneeling down to his back, all the action in unexpected humorous do not have, it is wonderful between the true magic.    Leaving in the morning, do not love Yiyi.Implicitly, the days of thinking, I keep my four, supernatural power, and go to the Charles Bridge.Thin cold cloudy day, river surface wind bully, only seven or eight degrees scene.Public art smells bridge, pedestrians come and go, the city still so everlasting and leisure.Think of two hundred years ago, Mozart rehearsal strike “Tang Qiao Giovanni”, nestled along the chestnut small dark green all the way home, but also from the Charles Bridge, this is I was marching Friends of brick bridges, to the other side of Shitainici Hotels drink a glass of strong Turkish coffee; remembered footsteps of Kafka, Rilke also stepped on this bridge sack sack, moved among the more feel from the situation is getting stronger.    We just bought the store in the bridge carrying puppets; implicitly and Grace each carrying a small Chaplin, flatter, waving sticks, build black mustache, Zhang toe, very comical.I have to mention is the big eyes and a pointed nose puppet Pinocchio, is cute.    Along the end of the bridge ramp down stone steps, we walked down the bridge, they came Campel small village, into a company called “Golden Scissors” small restaurant.Small shops such as a boat, set off with white gauze picturesque window view was exquisite, only half the price of vegetables in Taipei.All this, plus warm in households, desolate aroma of shining on the river, so we rely on lazy but, like the ancient Greek food indulge unconventional date of the prodigal son, wandering Wanggui.Especially hidden, though stolen, Juan Juan to Prague not change its deep.Asked about his feelings at the moment, his tone tranquil and timeless: “totally fate,” said hidden.”Wallet with me for many years, this edge to make, so breaking up.As for the identity card goes well, I would not go back with me, just another ego, subconscious forever stay in the city of Prague.”It seems implicitly by this young, high realm Day.He is no longer victims, but a philosopher, steal, and be able to succeed, is smart.Stolen, and can let go, even at ease, that is wisdom.    So we cross the bridge with the wise men, another six hundred years of Charles Bridge.White Gull dancing, repent and be saved.    January 1995