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Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
04-MAR-2017

Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)

The Stork House is a Renaissance building also known as the House of the Stone Virgin. On its façade is a painting of Saint Wenceslas on a horse, work of the Modernist Mikulás Ales from the late-19th century.

The south side of the square is composed of a series of beautiful buildings with colorful Renaissance and Baroque facades. Some of the most notable buildings include the Štorch House, a Renaissance building with a painting of St. Wenceslas and 'At the Stone Table', a nice example of Baroque architecture.Other buildings bear names such as 'At the Golden Unicorn', 'At the Stone Ram', 'At the Red Fox' and 'At the Blue Star'. The names of the buildings were often derived from signs or plaques. The house 'At the Stone Ram' for instance is named after a stone relief on the facade that depicts a young virgin with a ram. These names had a practical purpose: in the past houses were not numbered so they were identified by their name.

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janescottcumming17-Mar-2017 13:22
What a marvelous sight to see! Very classy building. V
Gill Kopy17-Mar-2017 01:19
I love this building with its art work and architecture V
globalgadabout16-Mar-2017 18:30
the decorations add lots of interest here..
Tom Munson16-Mar-2017 18:28
I like your POV on this image, Jose.
Juliette16-Mar-2017 18:25
wonderful building and capture V
Ton T.16-Mar-2017 18:11
Great architecture! V
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