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Church of Saint Roch, Žižkov


The Church of Saint Roch, located on Olšany Square (Czech: Olšanské náměstí), is the oldest church in present-day Žižkov, a cadastral district of Prague, Czech Republic. The Baroque structure was built between 1680 and 1682 by Jan Hainric, probably according to plans by the renowned French architect Jean Baptiste Mathey.


The stimulus for the church’s construction was the plague epidemic which broke out in Prague in early 1680. So many citizens of Prague were killed, that new cemeteries needed to be established outside the city walls. Plague cemeteries were laid out in Olšany for the Old Town, New Town, and Jewish Quarter. The Old Town City Council also decided to build a pestilence chapel on its newly established burial ground. It was dedicated to St. Roch, a patron saint of plague victims.


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Comments (118)

Premysl on October 9, 2013

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)


Many greetings to my Panoramio friends

Přemysl

petoru on October 11, 2013

Velmi pěkná fotka. YSL zdravím petoru

Ray1900 on October 13, 2013

Přemysl, mooi gebouw! LIKE Bedankt voor uw bezoek.

Groetjes, Ray.

Horst Reisinger on October 14, 2013

Very great color contrast!

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Greetings from Germany, Horst

Manol Manoman on October 24, 2013

Excellent photo! Amazing colors!

Very well done! Like

A Mastalerz on October 24, 2013

A very nice image!LIKE! Greetings, A. Mastalerz.

Panozzo 64 on October 31, 2013

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Beautiful church, nice framing!

Regards Claudio

Premysl on November 1, 2013

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)


Many greetings to my Panoramio friends

Přemysl

Elvira Ludwigs on November 9, 2013

very very nice .

like it.

many greetings from germany Lud.

dana ciszewska on November 18, 2013

Very unusual church,it looks more like a big chapel.Beautiful shot.L.Greetings.Dana

Cornleo on December 31, 2013

Very interesting church, LIKE and best wishes for a

Happy New Year 2014 to you and your family. Many greetings, Agathe

Giancarlo Amadio on January 2, 2014

Beautiful picture, congratulations. Hello Premils. Best regards and good luck with beautiful photos. LIKE! Gianni.

senmax on January 3, 2014

Very beautiful picture. YSL.

Frank T. Schmelz on February 5, 2014

Beautiful light at night, Přemysl!
YSL
Best wishes
Frank

Gori Bau on May 24, 2014

so beautiful and interesting church => LIKE => greetings from Italy, Fabrizio

RNLatvian on July 26, 2014

Greetings my friend, beautiful photo! Like!

Inger Karlin Larsson on August 5, 2014

Fantastic church and wonderful colors and light. Like
Greetings from Gotland, Inger

Erol Barutçugil on February 17

Very good cadre, fine detailed photo. Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 26, 2013
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    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2013/05/24 21:28:03
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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