Tagged: sgraffito

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Prague Castle: Míčovna (Ball-Game House)

The Great Ball Game House in the grounds of the castle dates from between 1567 and 1569 and is the work of Bonifaz Wohlmut, who also contributed to the nearby Royal Summer Palace as well as the Church...

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Podplukovníka Sochora 694/24

John of Luxembourg (King of Bohemia 1310-1346) is one of three rulers in this neo-renaissance frieze by the 19th-century painter Mikoláš Aleš. He is flanked by his successor Charles IV (King of Bohemia 1346-1378, Holy Roman Emperor), and...

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Ovocný trh 567/15: U České orlice

‘Mír a štěstí buď pod touto střechou’: ‘May peace and happiness reign under this roof’ AD 1897. The House of the Bohemian Eagle (U České orlice) stands in the historic fruitmarket, near to the House of the Black...

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Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

In 1871, a kilometre-long train tunnel was constructed under the high ground of this historic district on the southern side of the city. Moritz Gröbe, the railway magnate whose company was responsible for digging it, had the excavated...

Facade of elementary school on Vojtěšská, Prague

Vojtěšská 216/13: Elementary School

The highly decorative art-nouveau facade of an elementary school (základní škola) in Prague’s New Town. The current school was built in 1906 on the site of an earlier institution dating from 1882. The coats of arms are those...

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Malostranské náměstí 203/14: The Black Eagle

A chemist’s has stood in this spot since 1488, Also known as U kocoura (The Cat) after the pub which once shared its premises, the pharmacy U černého orla (The Black Eagle) is a prominent landmark in the...

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Staroměstské náměstí 3/2: U Minuty

Dům U minuty (‘The Minute’, also known as ‘The White Lion’) is a 15th century house in the corner of the Old Town Square. The delicate sgraffito-work was added in 1610, but was later plastered over before being...