An equestrian statue is a statue of a rider mounted on a horse, from the Latin "eques", meaning "knight", deriving from "equus", meaning "horse". A statue of a riderless horse is strictly an "equine statue".
Horses have appeared in works of art throughout history, frequently as depictions of the horse in battle.The horse appears less frequently in modern art partly because the horse is no longer significant either as a mode of transportation or as an implement of war.
Having a statue erected in your likeness sounds like it would be an honor. But when the end result leaves you looking terrifying for all eternity, it's worth considering that sometimes it's not the thought that counts.
Charles Bridge (Karlův most) Prague’s oldest bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342. The Stone, or Prague, Bridge, called Charles Bridge since 1870, was begun in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402.
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Things to see and do in the Nove Mesto & Vyšehrad area. 1 Wenceslas Square – More a broad boulevard than a typical city square, Wenceslas Square is the commercial and administrative center of Prague.
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