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Prague - The Iron Man From A Long Time Ago And A Country Far Far Away
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© Christine Till - CT-Graphics
On the corner of New Town hall and Marianske namesti square in the Old Town of Prague (Stare mesto) stands the statue of The Iron Knight, also know as Iron Man. A hundred years older than the 'Star Wars' movies the sculpture does not represent Darth Vader but, according to one legend, the emperor Rudolph II in disguise, who, a long time ago in a country far, far away, walks to the Jewish quarter to see the young and beautiful doughter of a rabbi. A girl, hidden in a crinkle of his coat, is hiding her face because she knows that it is a sin to fall in love with a christian.
According to another legend the sculpture of the man in armour represents a knight who was turned to stone after being cursed by his love, the daughter of an armourer, with her last breath, after he had stabbed her in a fit of rage when she rejected him.
April 29th, 2012
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