Kafka's Place by phil decocco

This house was built during the late Gothic period in the 15th century, and rebuilt in the 16 century Renaissance era, and decorated with sgraffitoes of famous people, Philip II, Rudolph II, Maxmillian II,
These treasures were discovered in 1919 when the house was slated for demolition, but preserved for posterity.
Franz kafka lived there with his family from 1889- 1896, his three sisters were born there.
It was called the White Lion at one time when it house a pharmacy, later
it was called the Minute House based on it acting as a tobacco shop where “all was sold in the diminutive (small pieces)”

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • jules572
    jules572about 2 years ago

    When I came upon this house I was in awe of it;s artistic beauty, so glad to see it survived all those years. Love the angle of this image…Jules

  • thanks Jules
    And so thankful that like minded citizens opted not to demolish this work of art. And to have found these sgraffitoes underneath, must have felt like an archeological dig!

    – phil decocco

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    nice shot

  • sylvia
    thanks my friend for your support and this comment

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 2 years ago

    What a fantastic building!!

  • shulie
    just part of what you’ll see when you take this one off your bucket list!

    – phil decocco

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