For any of you that don't know, I love postcards.
I've decided that this is probably the best way to document my time in Prague: a blog based on photographs and postcards.
I'll post more often this way (hopefully), and there will just be a small amount of text--a postcard's worth. And this way I'll be able to send "postcards" to everyone.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

History of Architecture (Central European Baroque)

We went on another excursion with another class. This time to a Jesuit Cathedral in Prague's Old Town. On the way the professor told us a bit about Old Town, pointed out some major landmarks and buildings we should know especially in the Jewish area.
Then we walked into the National Library complex and went into a church through the back way. All 20+ of my class were led into the church starting with the Sacristy. Not something you get to do everyday. Definitely not something the public get to do in this church. We entered the Church through the Choir (the big area by the high altar) and then went into the main body of the church. He talked about Baroque styles and what the Jesuits were trying to do with the church. Then we went up into the lofts above and walked around, saw everything from above.
It was pretty incredible. Even though the professor kept stressing that this was not a particularly important work... Just indicative of what was going on at the time. I was still impressed.

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