Monday, 10 October 2011
A card that does justice to the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. It shows Tyn Church or Týnský Chrám, and the Town Hall with its astronomical clock in the Town Hall Square. The twin spires of Tyn Church are not identical, a characteristic of the architecture of the time - 14th century. The Town Hall dates from the same time, the clock from the 15th century, though the lower dial with the signs of the zodiac is a later addition in the 19th century.
It's well worth the climb up to the top of the tower, though I seem to remember there is a lift at least part of the way. Either way, there is a magnificent view over the entire square and beyond.