Front Doorways of Prague
Lovers of architecture and design would be in heaven within the city walls of Prague. This city known as the "golden city of spires" is awash with period details from the dynamic Baroque style to Art Nouveau and Cubism.
Prague has examples of architecture that spans over one thousand years. It was spared from heavy war damage and now displays so much beauty that viewers are inspired at every corner.
Both domestic and business properties in Old Prague are heavily decorated with large slabs of granite, carved wood, stone statues and painted plaster decorations on an enormous scale. Doorways span 20 feet high and surrounding it is art that tells a story or depicts a religious tale. Before the 18th century Prague's homes had no numbered addresses so each house had to be identified by its name. The door entrances influenced by the dramatic baroque style became away of identifying an address and this style of design continued throughout the years.
"The best way of finding the right style of front door is to look at the other houses in the neighbourhood. Chances are you'll see the original style for your house, but don't try and commit it to memory always take a photo of the other doors before you choose one for you." Channel 4 Homes
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