St Nicholas Church – Prague, Czech Republic – Daily Photo

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St Nicholas Church - Prague, Czech Republic

We normally think of St Nick as jolly but this statue from St Nicholas Church in Prague has more of a coal in the stocking feel because clearly this churchman (Pope Alexander VII) thinks someone has been bad. Who is under the pope’s heel? Is it the devil? In this counter-reformation church it is most likely a protestant. Remember that this is the spot where the 30 years war broke out and Alexander was pope at the end of that conflict so there might still be a few bitter feelings.

by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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