Photographer's Note

The main central railway station in Prague is a large and important railway junction not only in Prague, but the whole Czech Republic. The station was opened in 1871 and named in honor of the Emperor of Austria Empire - Franz Joseph the First. Art Nouveau station was built between 1901 and 1909 under the project of the Czech architect Josef Fanta, aside from the old station in a neo-Renaissance. In the period of 1948-1953 the railway station was named after U.S. President Wilson's insistence on the independence of Czechoslovakia. His statue was installed in the park in front of the station, but after the war, in 1941 it was destroyed by the Nazi occupiers.. An additional station building in Art Nouveau style next to the already built in a neo-Renaissance building was built in the period 1901-1909 years by the architect Josef Fanta.. Subsequently, the station expanded due to construction in the 1971-1979 years of the new building, including the construction of the station metro.

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