Monday, October 14, 2019

Houses identified by ornaments, not numbered.

Wendy writes: In Prague (and other places in this region), before houses were numbered, people identified their homes with various ornaments. For example, you might have said, “I live on Soukenicka Street at the House of the Five Petaled Rose”.

Here are some of the examples of the lovely old street 'addresses'.

                                                                  Two Suns
The Swan    
The Lobster   
The  Radish   
The Blessed virgin Mary with baby Jesus … keeping an eye on the Weed Shop



Blogger Marie Smith said...

Such a wonderful tradition!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

it's nice that such customs sometimes survive.

3:58 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Really appealing but I hope they have house numbers somewhere if only for the mailman.

7:18 AM  

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