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Tynsky Chram (Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn), Prague, CZ, 2005

Tynsky Chram (Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn), Prague, CZ, 2005
The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, or Tynsky Chram, is right on Staromestske Namesti, the old town square of Prague. Many photographers like to photograph just the belltowers, omitting the row of unrelated buildings that face the square, as the church is crammed into back streets and is itself hard to find the entrance for. It was constructed with funding from German merchants in 1385-1511, and although it was eventually taken over by Catholic Jesuits, it is just as much associated with the Hussite movement. It is also known for being the burial place of the Danish astronomer Tycho de Brahe, who died in Prague in 1601.

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