I forgot to include these in my previous blog post!
Here’s a video of the Astronomical Clock at one o’clock:
Here’s a video of some of the street artists in Prague:
And now I’d like to talk about the video I didn’t take (but everyone else chose to). There was a man in a popular square dressed up as an American Indian (Native American) and painted his face red and was “dancing” around and mocking the Native American “primitive” culture. I found this offensive. The European view of American Indians is upsetting. I highly doubt you would see a person dressed up as a different ethnicity and dancing around and being mocked. Also at Halloween stores (which are rare but existent in Paris), you can dress up as a “Native American” but they don’t have costumes for any other ethnicity… We actually had a guest speaker today in my Cinéma course who was talking about the representation of America in Europe and he spoke about George Catlin. He was a promoter of Native American culture and strongly against westward expansion into Native American lands. He painted hundreds of paintings of Native Americans and their culture. He painted a few notable shocking portraits of Native Americans in famous luxurious locations in Paris to create controversy.