Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday's House Insignia of the Day Revealed - House at the Black Sun (U černého slunce)

The Black Sun (U černého slunce)

Originally an early Gothic house (cellars preserved), later on expanded and adapted; its current appearance is from a late Baroque reconstruction in the 2nd half of the 18th century.  Some rooms have Gothic, Renaissance or Baroque vaults.  

The singer Josefína Dušková, née Hambacherová (1754-1824) spent her youth here; her and her husband were friends and hosts of W.A. Mozart.

 Josefína Dušková

Location:  Celetná Street 8/556, Staré Město (Old Town)