Sunday, June 15, 2008

Staromestske nam (Old Town Square), Prague, Czech Republic (June 5-8, 2008)

Soccer fans gather in Staromestske nam (Old Town Square) for the Czech Republic's opening soccer match against Switzerland in the Euro 2008 tournament. The 14th century Gothic Tyn church dominates the Old Town Square skyline.
Staromestke namesti was the city's main marketplace in the 11th century
Today, the square is lined with outdoor cafes and shops
St. Nicholas Church holds classical concerts most evenings
The interior of the Baroque St. Nicholas Church, built in the 18th century
The 15th century Astronomical Clock on Staromestska radnice (the town hall); every hour, mechanical figures of Christ and the Apostles mark the time

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