The footbridge on Wenceslas Square – designed by Markus Luescher – is eclipsed by the big clothing brands at the market. The ordinary tourist doesnt see it, he uses it as a bench, to take a rest from shopping, turning his back to it so he can take a picture of the museum at the end of the street.
But for discerning visitors this bridge is aesthetically pleasing. A sight to see between all this commercial ugliness. Rusty steel attests to the past glory of the surrounding buildings. Once it was shiny in times long since gone.
So I sit on the bridge and walk around it trying to ignore the tawdry surroundings. I cross over it looking down on bushes and flowers.