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Remembering 10 years since Václav Havel´s passing

December of this years marks 10th anniversary since the world received the sad news of Václav Havel´s.

He was a famous writer, a prominent dissident imprisoned for many years for his tireless commitment to the defense of human rights, the president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, who, like no other, has earned the international status, prestige and authority of our country in the world.

At the same time, he felt to be a  citizen of the whole world and became an example of a statesman who sought greater understanding between different cultures and religions and a dignified coexistence of the people on Earth. His spiritual legacy for future generations lies, for example, in the idea that freedom is a worthwhile value, in knowing the power of the helpless, and in believing in the ideal of truth and love. Václav Havel was above all a man who remained faithful to the principles of decency, was able to sympathize with others, and looked at himself with the rare gift of self-irony.

That is why he earned recognition, friendship and love from important representatives of spiritual, political and cultural life across the continents. The series of snapshots from the workshop of his long-time collaborator Ivo Šilhavý is a beautiful proof of that ".

The set of thirty photographs presented in the slide show called "Just a Perfect Day" was first shown in the form of a classic exhibition at the National Library in Pristina in 2015, then traveled to Athens, Dresden and Milan.