This wonderful and ever-so-grand door and arch combination is located on one of Prague's most popular shopping streets. Despite the richness of this door and it's arch, it is not the entrance to a Dior or Cartier or Hermes boutique (though it certainly could be). There is, however, a clothing store behind this door. The store's interior has a richness to it that matches the door/arch though in my humble opinion, it is too much for the brand of clothing being sold in the store. Never mind all that, I can settle for just stopping once in a while in front of the store to admire the door's size, strength, the details of the elements of the arch (and balcony above it) and the wrought-iron door itself.
If you look closer at the figures in the arch, maybe you might find it interesting how the two men holding up the balcony (don't have a headache...haha, just kidding!) look so muscle-y and virile, however their faces look as if they belong to a body that is much older...hmmm...I guess even stone ages!! Those poor long-suffering men are also magnets to nesting pigeons!! (Pigeons with good taste may I add!) Don't worry, I'm just thinking out loud...I don't mean to take away from this door's value by any means!! This door certainly merits admiration and I am happy to have the chance to admire it often. This picture of the door/arch does it no justice because you can't get a proper idea as to its size - Huge! When taking this picture, it helped that the street in front of this store/door is very wide and that I was there early in the morning which all allowed me to get the distance I needed for a straight-on, unencumbered shot without any people in the picture!!
There are many doors in Prague that deserve being sought out and admired in person - I would definitely recommend seeking out this one and admiring it with your own eyes...it is a truly fabulous door.