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Evening light in the Old Town Square drew beautiful patches of shades and mirrored lights on the pavement.

This shot was stitched from 4 vertical formats taken from the Old Town City Hall Tower which shade you can see in the right bottom corner.

The large monument in the left corner of the Old Town Square in is the statue of the reformer Jan Hus (John Huss), one of the most important personalities in Czech history. A hundred years before the Protestant Reformation was started by Martin Luther, Jan Hus was burnt as a heretic for reformist ideas.
Master Jan Hus, the dean of the Charles University in Prague, criticized church practices such as selling indulgence. He used to preach in the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague and he was excommunicated by the pope for his ideas in 1410. Despite that, he continued in preaching and he had many followers in Prague, that´s why the pope interdicted the whole city of Prague in 1414. Finally, Jan Hus was invited to the Council in Constance and he was asked to renounce his ideas. He refused, and he was burnt at the stake as a heretic on 6 th July 1415.
We commemorate this day as a national holiday.

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