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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #21
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At the end of the row of houses the well known "dancing house":




Now we go to Charles square:

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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #22
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The New Town City Hall on Charles Square. The huuuuge Charles square was built by Charles IV., Bohemian king and German emperor. The New Town City Hall was the place of the first defenestration of Prague:

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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #23
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St. Ignazius on Charles Square, my favorite church in Prague. The church was built by Carlo Lurago for the Jesuits in 1668, the portal was built by Paul Ignaz Bayer:




The wonderful inside:

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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #24
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On the southern side of the square we find the Faust house. Faust however never lived there. During Rudolf II. reign it housed several alchemists:




More to the south the Emmaus monastery:




Not very spectacular:

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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #25
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St. John of Nepomuk on the rock (hope the translation is right) by K.I. Dientzenhofer. Supposed to be one of his best works, but sadly most of the time closed. Today used by the Catholic Germans of Prague:




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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #26
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No more translations of church names. This is Panny Marie u Alžbětinek (or Kirche der Schmerzensreichen Mutter Gottes), also by K.I. Dientzenhofer, but partly with a modern interior:




This is Prague too, no tourists far and wide:

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Back towards Charles square:






To the left already visited St. Ignazius:

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New Town City Hall again:

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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #29
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And again:



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Old April 7th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #34
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Now Wenceslas square, also huge and also built during the Middle Ages. Todays houses are of course much younger:



National museum:

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Grand hotel Europe. The restaurant of the hotel is the insider tip of every tourist guide, that's why it's always crowded:





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I'm not sure, but I think that's the former building of the parliament. Today seat of Radio Free Europe:



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Opera, built by Fellner und Helmer, like almost every opera or theatre in Austria-Hungary:



Train station:



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The biggest part of the train station is below the visible buildings, and the main entrance is below this street. Strange:




The entire train station is run-down and dirty, but could be a wonderful place:

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