If the Powder Tower is a symbol of the Czech capital, an important monument with a historical pedigree hundreds of years old, then the Darling Cabaret limousine frequently situated next to it represents the other Prague, one of non-stop night clubs and the red-light districts of Wenceslas Square.
A recent Lidovky.cz poll asked readers for their thoughts on the tacky ad-on-wheels parked beneath the landmark tower. Some 1,800 people indicated that they were bothered by the presence of the erotic club’s limo.
Prague officials say that the car isn’t really violating the law; it is parked in the blue zone which allows for long-term parking for residents and paid-users who operate a business in the region. (See our article Parking in Prague for more on parking regulations).
Darling Cabaret isn’t the only car parked around town for advertisement purposes; American diner James Dean Club’s vintage Coca-Cola truck is a frequent fixture along V Kolkovně; Metro.cz has a round-up of others here.
Opponents of the parked cars say that blatant advertising is an afront to the traditional atmosphere and conservation of historic Prague.