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Czech Republic - Kutna Hora - Fountain 9095

Czech Republic - Kutna Hora - Fountain 9095
Czech Republic - Kutna Hora - Fountain "In its struggle for self-presentation, Kutná Hora was not content with simple public structures designed just to meet their purpose, the municipality called for something extra. Such buildings included mainly the monumental Town Hall built by Matyas Rejsek after 1490 – however, that has not been preserved – and the Stone Fountain, burghers’ wordless tribute to water. That is to say water was always lacking in Kutná Hora, therefore bringing a rich spring through a system of wooden pipes right into the heart of the town was a creditable effort. The Stone Fountain was built in 1495 and sometimes it is also ascribed to Matyas Rejsek. This polygonal structure that was originally decorated by a number of statues stands at a beautiful location on a small square surrounded by a splendid complex of burgher houses."

text PhDr. Helena Štroblová
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