Photo taken in:PragueYear when photo was taken:1938Country name at time of photo:Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938Country name today:Czech Republic
I'm the first on the right, standing beside me are the Spien girls. The Spien family lived in the same building as we did in Prague. They were our neighbors. The photo was taken in Prague in 1938. We lived in Prague, on Jindrisska Street. Our apartment was in a former palace. It was a huge apartment building with three stairwells and dozens and dozens of rooms. The ceilings were 4.8 meters high. The smallest room was the bedroom, which measured about 68 square meters, about the same as my current apartment. Originally we lived in the third wing. We had four large rooms, a toilet, pantry and kitchen. There was one more small room, which was the children's room, and also a bathroom. The building belonged to the National Bank and it decided to use our apartment for an archive, so they moved us into the first wing, the first staircase on Jindrisska Street. But from what I remember for those four years the apartment stayed unlocked, so that I rode my bike around in those huge rooms and organized races.