Tuesday, November 18, 2014

St. John of Nepomuk

The Prague Castle (or Wiki site) is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records... This is also the official residence and office of the president of the Czech Republic. It took almost one day to explore the Castle. As I have zero knowledge about Christianity architectures (Gothic style? Renaissance style??), please visit links above...

This is the tomb of John of Nepomuk in St. Vitus Cathedral. You have to pay to see it... It's Prague, you know.

It caught my eyes as I like shiny metallic color.

You can also meet him in Charles Bridge. He is a national saint of the Czech Republic and is often portrayed with a halo of five stars, the palm of martyrs. He also carries s cross (crucified Jesus). This statue is the oldest on the bridge.

In 1393, he was thrown into the Vitava river at the site where his statue is currently standing.

Iron Forged Grid with St. John Nepomuk varving

The great majority of tourists come to touch him, anticipating to bring good fortune and to ensure to return to Prague soon.


Of course, I did not touch him.