Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Petřínská rozhledna

22 November.

In the above photograph can be seen the reverses of two of the Křížová cesta/ Stations of the Cross (J. Kranner, 1834-8), leading to Kostel sv. Vavřince na Petříně (Church of St Lawrence).

Petřín lookout tower in fog. The tower was built by the Czech Tourist Club, after attending the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris, work beginning in March 1891 according to a design by František Prášil and Julius Souček, and finishing in August of the same year.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Andrew Goodall,
    Following the sebaldian trail and the recommendations of Romain from the blog Norwich has brought us to these Petrin photographs. We are organizing an academic conference in January on literature and history, in Paris, and would very much like to ask your permission to use the first photograph on our programme. Is there an address where we could send you a little bit more information? We do hope that you will agree!
    Thank you very much,