An unfinnished street view of the middle street block of the eastern side of Prague’s Wenceslas Square (czech: Václavské náměsti; german: Wenzelsplatz). The Wenceslas Square is the largest square in central Prague and one of the most prominent of the czech capital. It is sizuated in Prague’s Newtown, which it intersects from northwest to southeast with a length of 750 metres. With a width of just 60 metres the square looks rather like a grand boulevard. In 1848 it was renamed after the holy Wenceslaus of Bohemia, being called Horse Market (czech: Koňský trh) before. The square has been the setting for political demsontrations repeatedly, including the demonstrations during the velvet revolution in 1989. The most prominent events however where the protests by Jan Palach und Jan Zajíc in 1969, protesting against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union after the Prague Spring. Both set themselves on fire to protest as a living torch.
Famous buildings within this street block are, amongst others, the department store Friendship (No. 21), the Hotel Sroubek (today Hotel Europe – No. 25) and Hotel Jalta (No. 45). We photographed the complete east side of the square, including both street blocks stretching left and right, as well as the opposite west side of the square. The finalization of this photographic montage panorama is planned (mistakes are still visible in the roof section and on street level) and can be accelerated on request. More infos about Wenceslas Square can be found on Pragues Tourism Site.