I was lucky enough to visit Prague in the Czech Republic almost two years ago, where I bought this card - and kept it! It shows Golden Lane which grew up along the castle wall when the marksmen guarding the wall were given permission to build themselves tiny houses. They have been demolished and rebuilt over the years but you can still see the wall behind them.
The name Golden Lane probably came about because there were several goldsmiths there at one time. Franz Kafka lived there for a time, as well as a Madame de Thebes, a fortune tell who was killed at the end of WWII for apparently foretelling Hitler's death.
While we were there, we saw notices saying the Lane was to be closed the next week but I hadn't realised the significance of that. It was closed for over a year for major works because the houses and the lane were in danger of slipping down into the moat on the other side of the wall. The houses, which used to sell trinkets and tourist souvenirs, have been renovated and set up as museum-style exhibits, including a former marksman's house, Madame de Thebes house, a seamstress, and a goldsmith.
A report from Radio Praha.
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