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This is an evening shot of the Saint Nicolas Church in the Old Town of Prague. This Baroque Church with its monumental south front was build by Kilian Ignaz Dietzenhoffer between 1732-1735 on the site of an older 13th or 14th century building. The interior is maybe a bit disappointing. This is due to that the Emperor Joseph II in the 1780s ordered the church to be used as a storage warehouse. The sculptural decoration is by Antonín Braun; the stucco work is by Bernardo Spinetti. The ceiling paintings, the Lives of Saint Nicolas and Saint Benedict are by Peter Adam the Elder. Between 1870 and 1914, the church was Russian orthodox. During World War II the Czech army used the church. Nowadays it belongs to the Czech Hussite movement.

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