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Pomník svatého Václava, Václavské náměstí, St. Wenceslas memorial, Wenceslas Square, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic,

Fotoeins Friday: Prague’s Duke Wenceslas of Bohemia

Built by Josef Václav Myslbek and unveiled in 1913, the Saint Wenceslas Memorial (Pomník svatého Václava) is located at the southeastern or upper end of the square which also bears his name: Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí). Although many know him by name as a good king in the Christmas song, Wenceslas was a Bohemian Duke in 10th-century AD, and is known today as a national patron saint.

I made the photo above on 10 October 2009 with the Canon EOS450D, 18-55 IS kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/4s, f/4.5, ISO800, 29mm focal length (46mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

6 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Prague’s Duke Wenceslas of Bohemia”

  1. Bob R

    You didn’t mention it, but I assume this was on a tripod, right? Was there some sort of flood light facing the statue?


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Bob. Actually, I made this photo hand-held. Yes, there are flood lights on the Wenceslas statue, as well as additional lights on the National Museum in the background.


  2. budgettraveltalk

    It’s certainly a beautiful photograph. The lighting and the crisp lines make it special.


  3. Nancie

    Hi Henry. What a gorgeous shot. I remember this well. Hard to forget, right? I have fond memories of the National Museum, too. I attended a fabulous concert there. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday


    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Nancie! Oddly enough, this scene isn’t the most memorable for me in Prague, and what’s equally funny (at least for me) is that I’ve yet to step foot inside the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. 🙂


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