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Manhole Covers Railway Stations

Manhole cover at Prague main railway station

Mainhole cover at Prague main railway stationThis manhole cover on a platform of the main railway station in Prague (Praha hlavní nádraží) shows the historic station building. The structure was designed by Czech architect Josef Fanta in the years 1901/09. The entrance hall of the building is now off the beaten track and forms an oasis of Art Nouveau.

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Art Nouveau Railway Stations

Art Nouveau station hall in Prague

Art nouveaul station hall at the main railway station of Prague, Czech Republic

The Art Nouveau hall in Prague’s main train station (Praha hlavní nádraží) is a bit hidden. Once it represented the splendour and glory of the Habsburg Empire. Today it is located away from the streams of rail travellers and only fanciers make their way to the hall. The structure was built in 1902/12 according to the plans of Josef Fanta (1856-1954).

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Plaques Railway Stations

Plaque to Woodrow Wilson in Prague

Plaque to Woodrow Wilson at the main railway station of Prague, Czech Republic

Plaque to the 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, seen at the main railway station of Prague. During the First Czechoslovak Republic and from 1945 to 1953 the largest station of the capital city was named Wilson Station (Wilsonovo nádraží).

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Monuments Railway Stations Sculptures

Monument to Nicholas Winton in Prague

Monument to Nicholas Winton in Prague, Czech RepublicThoughtful monument to Nicholas Winton located at the platform 1 of Prague main railway station. 669 Jewish children were rescued by trains organized by him in 1939. These trains brought the children to London just before World War II started.