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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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Julie Oldfield03-Apr-2017 02:47
Wonderful POV. V
Dennis Hoyne02-Apr-2017 02:52
So interesting, we learn much from you posts, Jose! V.
Gill Kopy02-Apr-2017 00:44
Great shot of this interesting and attractive lane V
Neil Marcus01-Apr-2017 15:34
Perfect composition. "VV"
fotabug01-Apr-2017 14:42
What an interesting street and homes. Great information. V
Jim Coffman01-Apr-2017 14:35
This is so nice and very inviting!
Nick Paoni01-Apr-2017 14:01
Love these colorful structures with their neat architectural touches.
Helen Betts01-Apr-2017 13:02
Great POV for this quaint lane, which I remember so well. V.
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal01-Apr-2017 12:51
Fantastic well composed image, great shot. V
Stephanie01-Apr-2017 12:50
Beautiful capture of this pretty lane! V
danad01-Apr-2017 12:44
A superb image of this nice lane. V.
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