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St. Wenceslas Riding a
Dead Horse

Palác Lucerna

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Why locals love it

This is slightly a controversial piece of public art, St. Wenceslas, patron of Czech lands is riding a dead horse. Open minded Czechs like a bit of smart controvercy in art and this giant sculpture of the upside down horse with man sitting on his belly absolutely fits in the historical building of Lucerna Palace.

Why you should visit it

This horse statue will be hanging there until Czech Republic will be a constitutional monarchy again (hidden message towards behaviour and opinions of our highest representative - president). This sculpture is hanging from a dome ceiling in the middle of Lucerna passageway and it is an art work of world renowed Czech artist David Černý.

Special tip

In this passageway you can also find “Paternoster”, an old, traditional doorless loop elevator dating back to the beginning of 20th century.

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Why does that man have his bum on the horses tummy? Is it because the belly provides a softer seat, maybe....?
Satz
Traveller
July 14, 2017
It is a parody on another equestrian statue places on Wenceslal sq. https://www.google.cz/search?q=socha+sv+vaclava&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiV0eiwlYjVAhWGthoKHdePD9kQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=662
Dana
Local Guru
July 14, 2017

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