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Archive for April, 2015

Old Town Bridge Tower, Charles Bridge – Prague

Old Town Bridge Tower, Charles Bridge, Prague.

Motherland Tour II/ Czech Republic


Charles Bridge from beneath the Old Town Bridge Tower – Prague

This is your view of the Charles Bridge after you stumble to the ground beneath the Old Town Bridge Tower on you way home in the early morning after an all-night pub crawl enjoying some of Prague’s finest beers, which there are many!

Spanish Synagogue Altar – Prague


Spanish Synagogue, Prague, HDR

Motherland Tour II/ Czech Republic


Altar of the Spanish Synagogue in Prague.

The Spanish Synagogue is a Moorish Revival synagogue built in Prague in 1868. The synagogue is most remarkable for the elaborate style of the interior, every surface is covered by elaborate Islamic-style polychrome and gilded patterns, some painted and some carved or molded. It was called the Spanish Synagogue for its impressive Moorish interior design, influenced by the famous Alhambra. During the Second World War, the Germans used the building as a repository for property taken from the Jews. The building underwent a restoration in the late 1990s and is currently owned by The Jewish Museum used as a museum and concert hall.