Old Town Hall by Josef Alexander Leopold Koruna - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.236 E 014° 25.318
33U E 458648 N 5548492
Quick Description: Old Town Hall by Josef Alexander Leopold Koruna
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/29/2022 7:33:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM1681K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of the southern wing a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock – known as the Orloj – where, every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear. The Gothic Revival eastern wing of the Town Hall was destroyed during the Prague Uprising on May 8, 1945 and was never rebuilt. The visitor route includes the chapel, historical halls, the underground areas and the tower.

The astronomical clock on the Southern side of the town hall’s tower was built in 1410 by Mikuláš of Kadan, and perfected at the end of the 15th century by master Hanuš of Ruže. According to a legend by Jirásek, the astronomical clock was built by master Hanuš. After the completion, Prague councilmen had him blinded in order to prevent him from building a copy. Master Hanuš took his revenge by stopping the astronomical clock. In fact, the astronomical clock really did stop in 1865, and there was a risk that it would be removed. Luckily, Prague watchmaker Ludvík Hainz managed to repair the mechanism, and he became its caretaker together with his descendants.


The author this painting is Josef Alexander Leopold Koruna (29 March 1807 in Olomouc - 1854). You can find this painting in book Zapomenuté obrazy.
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Artist: Josef Alexander Leopold Koruna

Date of Painting: 1/1/1840

Date of Your Photograph: 4/20/2022

Medium of Painting: oil on canvas

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