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Hi dear TE friends,

I made this picture in a very cold day. Prague is an amazing city.

I had schedule to meet ROMANAA (Romana Svatonova) but it was not possible but I hope to meet her next October in Portugal.

The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn dominates one side of the Old Town Square. The spires of this powerful looking Gothic church (baroque interior) can be seen from all over Prague.
The church was founded in 1385 during a tumultuous period when ‘heretic’ Hussites were being slaughtered by the ruling Roman Catholics. As part of this, Catholic Jesuits took over the church, recasting the bell and replacing the Hussites symbolic chalice with a large figure of Mary nailed between the towers.
The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn is impressive by day and striking by night, lit up against the dark night sky. Take a close look at the two spires. They are not symmetrical. This is characteristic of the gothic architecture of the time and is a representation of both the masculine and feminine sides of the world.

The Church of Our Lady in front of Týn is a dominant feature of the Old Town district of Prague, and the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. Towers of church are 80 m high and topped by four small spires

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Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem se nachází v Praze nedaleko Staroměstského náměstí. Pochází ze 14. století a patří mezi významné staroměstské kostely

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Дева Мария пред Тин или само Тин е една от забележителностите на Стария град на Прага и главната църква за тази част на града от 14 век насам. Намира се в непосредствена близост до Староместкия площад. Двете кули-близнаци, декорирани с по 4 по-малки, са с височина 80 м. From Wikipedia

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