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Princess Libuše - Prague

Libuše was the youngest daughter of the mythical Czech ruler Krok, and Elven mother. Legend goes that she was the wisest of the three sisters, and while her sister Kazi was a healer and Teta was a magician, she had been given the gift of seeing the future. She was chosen by her father as his successor, to judge over the people. According to legends she prophesied from her castle at Libušín and or Vyšehrad. It is said that founded the city of Prague during the 8th century.

 

This statue is part of the façade of the 1905 building at 22 - 24 Charles Street, designed by architect Osvald Polívka. The statue was replaced during the restoration of the building in 2005 and is an exact replica of the original. The sculpture of a girl with a harp surrounded by doves was described by the City of Prague restoration fund as 'strikingly beautiful'

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Taken on June 17, 2012