Tagged: trades

Úvoz 169/6: U tři seker

Úvoz 169/6: The Three Axes

‘U tři seker’ (The Three Axes) is one of several houses on this street in Prague’s Castle District to retain their original house signs. This one refers to the story that a carpenter once lived here, although the...

Vodičkova 699/30: U Nováků

Vodičkova 699/30: U Nováků

Jan Preisler’s ‘Trade and Industry’ mosaic (1901-2) decorates the facade of the art nouveau department store ‘U Nováků’ (Novak’s) near Wenceslas Square.

Gorazdova 1996/13: U Kapínů

Gorazdova 1996/13: U Kapínů

A pair of raftsmen, bringing timber downriver from southern Bohemia, form part of the group depicted in this beautifully-composed art nouveau facade, which has as its backdrop the distinctive silhouette of Prague castle. Timber transportation in this manner...