Off-the-beaten-track Prague

Fun bits and pieces that we spot as we go about our daily business unwrapping and exploring Prague. www.nakedtourguideprague.com
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The Ball Game Hall inside the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The Ball Game Hall inside the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Mannerist faux-grotto at Grebovka www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Mannerist faux-grotto at Grebovka www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The Last Judgement, as seen on the timpanum over the door of the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Vysehrad.   Notice the weeping sinners (right) being tormented by demons and dragons, while on the other side the virtuous are welcomed to their eternal reward. In the centre, stands the Archangel Michael, bearing a flaming sword - he's in charge of the sorting - while the four trumpets blast out over his head to announce the coming of the apocalypse. This is Christian art at its most literal.

The Last Judgement, as seen on the timpanum over the door of the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Vysehrad. Notice the weeping sinners (right) being tormented by demons and dragons, while on the other side the virtuous are welcomed to their eternal reward. In the centre, stands the Archangel Michael, bearing a flaming sword - he's in charge of the sorting - while the four trumpets blast out over his head to announce the coming of the apocalypse. This is Christian art at its most literal.

Monument to Julius Zeyer, Czech poet and writer, in the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle  www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Monument to Julius Zeyer, Czech poet and writer, in the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Veronika Psotkova's unusual art in the courtyard of the Novomestska Radnice. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Veronika Psotkova's unusual art in the courtyard of the Novomestska Radnice. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The #NusleBridge towers over the houses in the Nusle Valley. After almost a century of speculation, design competitions and planning, it finally opened in February 1973. It's a stark piece of #Communist era design, with the highway traveling above and Prague's #Metro C line carried underneath.  www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The #NusleBridge towers over the houses in the Nusle Valley. After almost a century of speculation, design competitions and planning, it finally opened in February 1973. It's a stark piece of #Communist era design, with the highway traveling above and Prague's #Metro C line carried underneath. www.nakedtourguideprague.com

One of the Tyn Church's spires rising above the narrow streets of the Old Town.

One of the Tyn Church's spires rising above the narrow streets of the Old Town.

The grave of the Czech painter Josef Manes, in the Olšanské Hřbitovy in Prague.

The grave of the Czech painter Josef Manes, in the Olšanské Hřbitovy in Prague.

The smallest house in Prague! www.nakedtourguideprague.com

The smallest house in Prague! www.nakedtourguideprague.com

Stalin's head makes a brief reappearance on his old podium above the Letna steps. Thankfully it was just a prop for a TV series. They have no intention of resurrecting the real thing.

Stalin's head makes a brief reappearance on his old podium above the Letna steps. Thankfully it was just a prop for a TV series. They have no intention of resurrecting the real thing.

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