18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Jan Hus Memorial

A statue of Jan Hus, a religious reformer and a central leader of the Protestant movement in the 13th century, stands at one end of Old Town Square in Prague. He seems to be standing arrogantly, in defiance of the cathedral in the square. Underneath him (and outside of the frame) is a statue of a young mother. We see the back of Hus staring at the Old Town City Hall. Some say this is a symbol of national rebirth.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Prague, Czechia
Copyright: © Bob Gottlieb