Tagged: sport

Polská 2400/1: Sokol building, Vinohrady

Polská 2400/1: Sokol building, Vinohrady

Thirty years before the foundation of the modern Olympic movement, the German-born art historian Miroslav Tyrš revived the ancient ideal of physical and spiritual improvement in the Czech lands. His brainchild, the Sokol (‘Falcon’) organization, proposed a strict...

Prague Castle: Míčovna (Ball-Game House)

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...

Vejvodova 445/1

Vejvodova 445/1

‘Dante Deo nihil nocet invidia, et eo non dante, nihil iuvat labor’ (‘With God’s grace, envy brings no pain; without His grace, all toil’s in vain’); ‘An Gottes Segen ist alles gelegen’ (‘Upon God’s blessing all depends’) AD...

Na Dionysce 1717/2

Na Dionysce 1717/2

One of four friezes depicting ancient Olympic disciplines (discus, javelin and shot put) decorates the facade of this house on the corner of Zelená and Na Dionysce. Its companion pieces show a relay race and other athletic events....

Újezd 450/40: Tyršův dům

Újezd 450/40: Tyršův dům

These colossal bas-reliefs by the sculptor Jaroslav Brůha decorate the gymnasium wall of the Czech Sokol organization. The movement, which was founded to promote healthy living and physical fitness, was founded in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrš. The organization...