When the Knights were given the Maltese islands they were asked to pay tribute of a Maltese Falcon every year to the monarch of Sicily. It’s a strange request, and there are colourful stories around this tribute.
Prague’s Old Town Square is a feast for the eyes. Everywhere you look, buildings are either architectural marvels or have detailed facades. It’s easy to overlook the Stone Lamb house.
I seem to have written many morbid articles about ossuaries, ghosts and skeletons lately. There are plenty of these stories here in Czechia so this shouldn’t be surprising. I haven’t written about the most popular morbid sight in the country. Until now.
There is plenty to enjoy about Gothic architecture – the scale, the beauty, the decor. If you know what to look for, you may find a Green Man or perhaps some alchemical symbols. Rarely would you expect to find a pair of bare butt cheeks.
With a hand that is around 75 feet long (22.8 metres), the metronome that silently waves above Prague is impressive enough as it is. Its location is no random choice and reminds people of the Soviet influence of the past.