Friday, June 17, 2011: Look Up!

It’s Friday — time to look up!

This time the ceiling we want you to identify is very well known. Very.

It’s located in a building designed by architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, built in 1880 in a neo-Renaissance style.

Members of the Czechoslovakian National Assembly met here from 1918-1939, but today the building which earlier was called The House of Artists is the home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Spring music festival.

Decorating the roof are statues of musicians such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a key image in Jiří Weil’s immortal novel Mendelssohn is on the Roof.

If you’re still having trouble identifying the location of this ceiling, here’s a give-away clue: the building was named for crown prince Rudolf of Hapsburg.

The answer:

The Rudolfinum (Dvořák Hall) –oo

Photo Credits: Miroslav Setnička

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