0 Likes

Staromestske Namesti (Old Town Square)
Praha
Old Town Square (Staromestske Namesti)

This was the main marketplace of the city until the beginning of last century. If you come at four in the morning in february or so, and close your eyes, you might still see it.


Fun things to find in Old Town Square: 27 white crosses marking the place where Czech soldiers were publicly beheaded in 1621. The Astronomical Clock, including the name-wheel and hourly puppet show. The Stone Bell Building. The brass line that was the marker for a former sundial, back when prague was the center of the empire and had its own time zone. Trombone man. The Executioner's Pub.

View More »

Copyright: Jeffrey Martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6700x3350
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 02/06/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: landmark
comments powered by Disqus

Jeffrey Martin
the Giant Praying Mantis Invasion - 7
Willy Kaemena
Prague - Old Town Square
Cristian Marinescu
Prague Old Square
Jeffrey Martin
the Giant Praying Mantis Invasion - 8
Jeffrey Martin
the Giant Praying Mantis Invasion - 2
Jeffrey Martin
the Giant Praying Mantis Invasion - 3
Jan Vrsinsky
Staromestske namesti 2010
Daniel Oi
Under a Lamp, Old Town Square, Prague
Jeffrey Martin
Euro Cup on Old Town Square
Jeffrey Martin
Christmas on Old Town Square 2008
Jeffrey Martin
Old Town Square at Night
Jeffrey Martin
the Giant Praying Mantis Invasion - 4
Sotero Ferreira
Sino - Convento de Cristo
Stefan Geens
Bread suq, Sana'a, Yemen
Tibor Illes
Airplane Memorial Park - IL-18 airplane inside
Andrew Usatyuk
Amphitheatre of ancient city Hierapolis
Santateresa
Mark Schuster
Golestan Palace - Tehran - Iran
Tibor Illes
Veteran motorcycles
Hans Molenkamp
Zsolnayoffice
Mark Schuster
Golostan Palace - Tehran - Iran
Mark Schuster
Golestan Palace - Tehran - Iran
Levent ŞEN
Family Breakfast
Reza Pazhouhesh
Katale-Khor Cave
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila main square on sunday night - 0903
Jeffrey Martin
Timisoara, Summer 2009 - 101
Jeffrey Martin
Naschmarkt, Vienna - 3
Jeffrey Martin
Walking in Stromovka Park 7
Jeffrey Martin
Jablonne nad Orlici (orsv experiment) 13
Jeffrey Martin
House of a Czech Person 3
Jeffrey Martin
Krumlov - the Castle Tower
Jeffrey Martin
RD - Praha 5, Stodůlky
Jeffrey Martin
Savoy Hotel
Jeffrey Martin
Prague TV Tower - at the very top
Jeffrey Martin
House in Jince 1
Jeffrey Martin
Terronska Lotysska Dejvice Bubenec Prague
More About Praha

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has long attracted artists and wandering spirits, although it was originally inhabited by prehistoric fish. Their inland sea filled the basin contained by the Tatras and Carpathian mountains, but when it eventually dried up they were forced to yield the terrain to dinosaurs, wooly mammoths and Neanderthals.     In human times the Celtic tribes came to reside here, leaving remains dating back to the 4th Century B.C.  Their tribal name, Boii, gives the root of the word "Bohemia".  The three separate territories of Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia now make up the modern Czech Republic, which split from Slovakia in the 1993 "Velvet Divorce."     Thanks to its enigmatic founder, the city of Prague derives a magnetic appeal for visionaries, scientists and astronomers.  The historical figure credited with the launch of Prague is Princess Libuse, a visionary prophet and warrior who once stood atop the hill at Vysehrad and made the prophecy as follows,     "I see a vast city, whose glory will touch the stars!"     This indeed came to pass after she took Otokar Premysl to be her husband and King, launching the Premyslid dynasty, and leaving it to rule for the first four hundred years of Czech history.  When the last Premyslid king, Wenceslas III, died without producing a male heir, the fourteen year-old John of Luxembourg came to take the throne of the Czech lands.     Hot-headed John died in battle, but his diplomatic son Charles IV inherited the throne and, through keen multi-lingual savvy, managed to both keep it and earn the title "Father of the Czech Nation."     Charles IV was the first of the Holy Roman Emperors here; he ruled during the height of Prague's elegance and splendour. This is the man to know if you want to understand Prague's layout.  He sponsored the construction of such landmarks as the Charles Bridge, the Hunger Wall and St. Vitus' Cathedral, as well as personally designing the neighborhood called New Town (Nove Mesto) which has for its center Karlovo Namesti or Charles Square.     The city displays every branch of architecture across the last thousand years, including Cubism, a style which you will be hard-pressed to find applied to buildings anywhere else in the world.  Beyond the stunning visual makeup of the city, there is a wealth of nightlife and entertainment, beginning with the legendary concert halls including the Rudolfinum, National Theater, Estates Theater and the Municipal House.     After investigating the Castle and Bridge, which are the most heavily-trafficked tourist areas, take a look around Zizkov and Letna, two of the cooler neighborhoods for bars and restaurants.     However quiet it may seem after ten PM, Prague is alive and throbbing in an endless array of basement bars, pubs, clubs, discos and pool halls waiting to be discovered by the intrepid subterranean adventurer.  To get an idea of what lies in store, check out the panoramas for Chateau and Palac Akropolis and when you're out and about, make sure you look for the stairs down to the cellar.      Apart from shopping, eating, drinking and wearing out your digital camera, delve into the rich green carpet of Prague's parks, many of which lie only walking-minutes from the city center.Text by Steve Smith.