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Golden Lane in Prague Castle (Zlata Ulicka)
05-MAR-2017

Golden Lane in Prague Castle (Zlata Ulicka)

Do you want to see a street where houses are so small that they fit more to dwarfs than to people? Do you want know what the smallest street in Prague look like? Then you shouldn’t miss the Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka) in the complex of Prague Castle. The street full of small houses built in Mannerism style at the end of the 16th century.The street was created during the construction of northern fortification at the end of the 15th century. In 1597 the emperor Rudolf II decided to give the space there to the castle marksmen who guarded the fortification. But there were 24 marksmen and a lack of space. Therefore, the marksmen had to build very small houses for them and their families. The material they used was stone, mud, and wood. The emperor prohibited to build windows in the direction to the Deer Moat or to sell or rent the house to somebody else.

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MarcViskens18-Apr-2017 19:42
very interesting José
a real invitation
Tom Beech15-Mar-2017 12:49
Wow, great shot and interesting facts... now I'll have to go read more about this, thanks for the push 8-)
Fabienne12-Mar-2017 21:42
Une belle découverte, elle est adorable cette petite maison.
Julie Oldfield11-Mar-2017 19:15
Very pretty. V
victorswan11-Mar-2017 13:49
Looks a charming little cottage Jose Nicely captured BV
Gill Kopy11-Mar-2017 02:26
Fascinating history, nicely captured V
Graeme10-Mar-2017 21:57
Very quaint indeed.BV!
janescottcumming10-Mar-2017 21:23
That does look tiny, great colors.
Jim Coffman10-Mar-2017 19:35
This is very interesting! Nicely captured.
Neil Marcus10-Mar-2017 19:23
It looks like a doll house. You get around the world. I envy your travels.
Nirvan Hope10-Mar-2017 19:23
Wonderful colors on this cute little cottage.
Helen Betts10-Mar-2017 18:55
Quite a charming cottage. I do remember this lane as being quite interesting. V.
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