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Cults

… a young nun is praying in front of the mark at the place of the Marian column. Before her, a candle is burning on the brass plaque. She cradles a bouquet of flowers, and is about to lay them on the spot, a touching act of devotion. I lift my camera and quickly make an exposure, intending to make more. However, there is no time for a second shot. …

My latest post, co-written with Tamás Sajó, for Poemas del río Wang.

I still did not know whom I had actually encountered on Petřín. Had I come upon some secret sect? Had I witnessed the birth of a new faith? Or, on the contrary, was the underground worship the dying tremor of an ancient religion?
— Michal Ajvaz, The Other City (2005)