Monday, August 8, 2011

House Insignia of the Day Revealed

The Golden Horseshoe

A gilded horseshoe, as a bringer of good luck, marked this house as far back as the late 16th century.  In the early 18th century, the house insignia was cleverly included in the composition of an image of the patron saint of the Czech lands, St. Wenceslas (Václav).  Now, though, all that remains of the actual gold horseshoe is the trace of its imprint on the newly restored painting.

Today, At The Golden Horseshoe (U Zlate Podkovy) is a hotel.

At The Golden Horseshoe
Praha 1 - Malá Strana, Nerudova 34