Tag: ceiling contest

Thursday, April 26, 2012: Looking Up!

Look Up! Recognize This Ceiling? Here’s another in our series of brain teasers for you. Can you identify this famous, musically-related location in Prague? It was originally built as part of the Prague water works system, but today houses a museum and library. If you’ve ever happened to visit the Charles Bridge, you’ve probably noticed this beautiful Neo-Renaissance building perched right on the water, and, due to its fortunate lack…

Monday, March 19,2012: Where in the World …?

Where in the World is This Ceiling? You’d never guess that under such a clear, heavenly night-sky of a theatre ceiling there rests a stage with a very cloudy history. Do you recognize this location? Keep reading … This theatre sits right next to the St Ursula Convent and used to be part of a building complex known as Kaur’s Buildings — which were all collapsing by the end of…

Friday, November 25, 2011:Looking Up!

Ceiling Contest: Looking Up! Here’s another performance venue’s ceiling to help you keep looking up, even in these dreary November days. Can you identify it? Here are some clues: The site of this ceiling has witnessed many unhappy historic events since it was first used for a small church in the 12th century. Three hundred years later, now a monastery, it was destroyed by the Hussites. In the 1730s a…

Friday, August 12, 2011:Ceiling Contest!

Ceiling Contest! This is one of the strangest yet loveliest ceilings on the Prague concert venue scene. Recognize it? Here are some hints: * It used to be a church, whose cornerstone was laid in 1654 * Its original architect, Francesco Caratti, was fired * Work on the design continued with Gio Decapauli and Christoph Dientzenhofer * The Michna z Vacínova family financed the construction (that’s their coat of arms)…