When I was a little girl, I wanted to know what would happen if I didn’t get off the paternoster on the top floor. What would be there? Would I appear upside down? Probably not – the information signs in the elevator looked the same on the way up as on the way down. So what would happen?
One day my dad took my hand and we set out on an adventure. I was looking forward to it. Almost everyone recognizes a paternoster from the front. But what would happen if we pass the sign telling us: Last Floor, Please Get Off?
It’s been a long time since I discovered the answer. You could say that nothing will happen. The way I step into the paternoster is the way I step out of it. I’m not going upside down or standing on my hands. I’m going quite normally. But what about trying it again after all those years? Perhaps it will be as adventurous as it was decades ago.
And was it? Actually, it was. Want to come with me? Let’s go.
If you want to see the paternoster when you are in Prague, this one is in the building of the Prague City Hall on Mariánské náměstí, just a short walk from the Old Town Square. The building is open to the public – and certainly, it is good to mention that the Prague Municipality is a partner of our movie Kevin Alone, for which we are very thankful.)