Tuesday, October 11, 2011
St Joseph, Mala Strana, Prague
The tall ornate facade does not prepare you for the interior which is basically a large rotunda with side altars in shallow recesses. It was built for a Carmelite Convent in the 17th century. The foundation stone was laid down by Emperor Leopold I. The architect of the church is unknown. Photography inside is forbidden, but I was asked to help move a heavy seat to the entrance by a lady with a good line in mime. Accordingly I risked asking in mime if I could take pictures and she said yes. A nun inside frowned but was spoken to by the other lady and did not stop me either! I am most grateful.