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Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)

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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victorswan19-Apr-2017 14:48
Very nice image Jose very interesting artwork on it great compo BV
MarcViskens20-Mar-2017 20:25
nice work José
gerard belbeoch17-Mar-2017 18:26
Belle façade sur cette belle maison
Helen Betts17-Mar-2017 18:19
Beautiful building, and such interesting artwork on it. Nicely captured, Jose. V.
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