Photographer's Note

At the old town of Prague (named Staromestska in Czech), the only you can admire is the old (and very very old) buildings, towers, castles and churches. This magic city is like a live museum: in any range your eyes can see, you see the history live... Amazing...

Some infos about the old town of Prague:
The old town square (Staromestské námestí) and the surrounding quarter form the heart of the city of Prague. In the 14th century the city built around the Prague Castle expanded to the right bank and as early as 1091 a market existed at the site of the old town square. The square and surrounding streets are pedestrian zones, and during summertime it is filled with terraces from where the many tourists can relax in the middle of many remarkable medieval buildings.

In the north-east corner of the square is the large Jan Hus Monument. It was erected in 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformer's death at the stake. Jan hus (Jana Husa), born in 1369 was besides a reformer also a fervent Czech nationalist. In 1415 he was declared heretic at the council of Constanz.

The sculpture was made by Ladislav Saloun and was inspired by the works of the famous French sculptor Auguste Rodin. The statue depicts the persecution of the Czech nationalists and their reemergence 200 year later with the figure of Jan Hus in the middle.

The text in italian letters taked from here.

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