Dear Steemit friends,
Let me take this opportunity to present you some of the greatest images that have appeared in my daily Prague/Czech Republic Photo Challenge in the past week.
If you are not familiar with the contest, feel free to check my blog as it is a regular daily photo challenge that everyone can join. I am collecting personal pictures of other Steemians from their visit to Prague and other locations in the Czech Republic and rewarding their effort in the form of an upvote.
Please sit back and enjoy some of the greatest recent Prague/Czech Republic submissions.
Have a great weekend and keep on steeming!
entry by: @borran
I took this photo during our visit in 2015. The statue of Charles IV is almost 4 m high and it's made of bronze. It was designed by Ernst Julius Hähnel. The unveiling of the monument took place only in 1849.
entry by: @liltammy
Skalice u Frýdku-Místku is a village in Frýdek-Místek District, Moravian-Silesian Region. It has a population of around 1200. It has a cadastral area of 981 hectares at an average altitude of 372 m.
entry by: @hairyfairy
Mendel's Square is the central part of Stare Brno (Old Brno). In front of monumental gothic church Assumption of the Holy Virgin. The shining green ball i called Pulihrasek (half-pea) and is created from beer glasses. It commemorates Johann Mendel, Old Brno monastery abbot who experimented with peas crossbreeding and also Old Brno brewery.
entry by: @krakonos
Monument to the heroes who committed the assassination of R.Heydrich, a representative of German Nazi occupiers, Bulovka, Prague. Yesterday it was 77 years old. (27.5.1942) It happened around here. Heydrich was the supreme Nazi who was wiped out during the war in Europe by the home resistance movement. In the following days, the Nazis murdered some 2,000 Czech patriots, including all residents of the village of Lidice. The monument depicts three male figures thrown into space. Two men are in uniforms, one in civilian clothes. So the paratroopers said they jumped out of the plane. The position also symbolizes self-sacrifice.
entry by: @ritxi
The most famous structure in Brno is undoubtedly The Villa Tugendhat as it’s the only one listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Villa Tugendhat is built in the functionalist style of the interwar period by German architect Ludwig Miese van der Rohe. When you will visit Brno, be sure to go there. However, purchase your tickets several months in advance!
entry by: @assasin
For a long time, the church of St. Wojciech, founded in the XI century, was the main church of Usti nad Labem. But in 1538 it was destroyed by fire. The temple was restored only at the beginning of the XVII century by the monastic Dominican order. In the tower of the church of St. Wojciech there are two bells that were brought here from other temples. This is the bell of 1554, which was previously in the church of St. Nicholas in Třebushin, and the product, dated 1648, which adorned the church of St. Wenceslas in Blizhvedli.
entry by: @jjprac
Devil's Heads. A monumental work of 9 m high sculptures by sculptor Václav Levý, carved in the 19th century into sandstone rocks near the village of Želízy in Mělník in the Kokořínsko Protected Landscape Area.
Visiting this place is a powerful experience. Other sculptor's works can be found in the surroundings.
entry by: @nenio
Façade of Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague. It was built in Gothic style and it shows the typic element of this architectonic style, as the twin towers, the rose window of stained glass, pointed arches for the doors and the gargoyles.
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