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Czech Republic - Prague - Praha - Dusk over Historical Center with St. Nicholas / Svaty Mikulas Church at Lesser Town Square / Malostranske Namesti | by © Lucie Debelkova / www.luciedebelkova.com
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Czech Republic - Prague - Praha - Dusk over Historical Center with St. Nicholas / Svaty Mikulas Church at Lesser Town Square / Malostranske Namesti

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St. Nicholas Church at the Lesser Town Square is the most important High Baroque building in Prague. The impressive cupola is more than 70 metres high and the nave of the church has a ceiling with one of the largest frescoes in Europe, painted on an area of 1500 square metres. There used to stand a Gothic Church of St. Nicolas in the area originally. It was handed over to the Jesuit Order after the victory of Catholicism in the 17 th century. The Jesuits planned to build a new large church there, so they bought the surrounding lots – gardens, schools and 12 houses. The old St. Nicholas Church was demolished and the foundation-stone for the new one was laid down festively in 1673.

 

Prague is surely one of the most visited European cities (especially now, when so many European tourists decided not to go to some Arabic countries and stay in Europe instead), and it was captured 1.000.000.000 x 1.000.000.000 over, so it is rather difficult to come with new view... this one is one of those that I have not seen anywhere else so far :-)

 

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Lens: 24.00 - 105.00 mm; Focal length: 105.00 mm; Aperture: 9.0; Exposure time: 20.0 s; ISO: 100

 

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Taken on April 21, 2011