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Statue honoring St. Wenceslas and other saints in Prague, Czech Republic.

Wenceslas Square in Prague in the Czech Republic was named in 1848, but it wasn't until 1912 that the giant statue of St. Wenceslas was erected in the Square, near the National Museum. He is the patron saint of Bohemia, born near Prague in 907 and murdered in 935.St. Wenceslas is shown astride his horse, and at each of the corners stand four saints. St. Procopius, a 10th century abbot who performed cures and miracles, and after his death he was sainted by Pope Innocent III in 1204. St. Agnes was born in 1205, she built a Franciscan hospital and helped the poor and lepers until her death in 1282.St. Adalbert was born around 957 and he became a Benedictine monk, he and other missionaries were martyred in 997. St. Ludmila was the grandmother of St. Wenceslas. After his father was killed in battle, when Wenceslas was thirteen, Ludmila raised the boy and taught him to love Christ. She was murdered by order of Drahomira, Wenceslas' mother, who was jealous of Ludmila's influence over the boy. ... continue below the picture...

St Wenceslas Statue Prague

St Wenceslas Statue Prague
Photo of the statue of St. Wenceslas on
horseback in Prague in the Czech Republic.

Pictures from photo gallery "Balaenoptera Acutorostrata"

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... The statue was designed by J.V. Mylsbek who was a city planner for Prague. A new shopping centre in Prague in the Czech Republic, has been named in honor of Mylsbek.Statue of St. Wenceslas on Horseback near the Czech National Museum in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
The Equestrian Monument to the patron saint of Bohemia stands in front of the National Museum, surrounded by the statue of St. Ludmila, St. Procopius, St. Adalbert and St. Agnes of Prague.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/60 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 45mm.

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St Wenceslas Statue Prague
Statue honoring St. Wenceslas and other saints in Prague, Czech Republic.
Rolf Hicker
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