A culture activist Ondrej Kobza sits on a chair next to two goats on the terrace of a rooftop community garden and cafe atop the Lucerna Palace in Prague, Czech Republic, October 20, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny
“Our goal is to have a community garden here, so that people could raise tomatoes, for example,” added Kobza, who has rented a 1,000-square meter space on top of the building completed in 1921 by the grandfather of late President Vaclav Havel.
By Jiri Skacel; Writing by Robert Muller; Editing by Andrew Heavens
Oct 20, 2016
Two goats wander across the roof of Prague’s famous Lucerna Palace – the first beneficiaries of a new push to open up public spaces high above the packed streets of a crowded city.
The animals were guests of honor at the opening of a terrace on the city-centre landmark, whose lower floors hold the Czech Republic’s oldest cinema, a theater, a music venue, restaurants and an ornate shopping arcade.
“I brought the goats … to have an atmosphere of the farm here, to communicate the idea that roofs should get green,” said the project’s manager, activist Ondrej Kobza.