Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Vysehrad's Plague column

Wendy and I visited historic Vysehrad while she was here. Every time I visit I mean to track down its plague column....we found it a short walk from the rotunda. Check out this shot and the eerie purple lighting to the right...spooky!

Plague columns can be found all over Prague and the Czech Republic. Most built in the C17th and early C18th. Most columns were built as a way of giving thanks to God for saving a city from the plague. This is not typical of the style in which most columns were built - most are covered with statues of saints.


Blogger Ross & Mardi said...

hi J, for some reason not all your photos are showing up?

10:22 pm  
Blogger Portmans said...

Tried it on a different computer, no problems. Is any one else having problems seeing my pictures?

11:00 am  

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