I love the windows and doors in Prague. Check this window. I admired it soon after we arrived, and found out later that the lion is a symbol of Prague. This appears to be on the window of someone's home. Note the lion crest to the left.
This one is very special, I think. The building is the Museum of Cubist Art. Cubism is carried out in each window at each level, though all the designs are different. Apparently all the details in the Museum follow Cubist principles, down to room size and furniture.
This is a fun aside at the Museum. If you look to the right, at the end of the first row, you will see a Black Madonna, encased in metal. There have been several Black Madonna's appearing throughout history. According to our tour guide, researchers began a serious study of her and were slightly chagrined to find out she got her black skin from being burned in a fire.
The frescos and carving of this magnificent door actually extend over the top of three doors...well, maybe two and a half! I know nothing about them and cannot find them in either of our guide books but they appear to be very old.
These are the doors to the different passageways through the winding streets of the neighborhoods of Old Town. The are extremely solid and built to stand the challenges of weather and time (and that is our excellent guide, Lea, standing in front of the door.)
This was once called the house of the five crowns (See the crowns above the window?) Someone who wanted to make some money, perhaps, bought it for an Italian restaurant. It is now known as
Restaurante Le Cinque Corone!
OK. One final set of windows. Just some pretty little ones on some flats. Look how many different designs there are: different window designs, different designs under the windows, and different designs over the windows. I think this artist had a low tolerance for boredom (actually I think they are charming!)
Have a lovely Sunday. I will bring back more "treasures" soon.