Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Symbol of Františkovy Lázně

The symbol of Františkovy Lázně is a statue of a boy with a fish. After the war, the originally park statue created in 1924 by a native sculptor, Adolf Mayerl, was placed in front of Společenský dům (Social House) where it became a popular object of photographs, especially among female patients. To make František (as the statue is called among locals) even more popular, Mr. Škarda, a spa photographer, made up one of the nicest legends in Bohemia – according to the legend, every female patients who touches the left leg of the statue will become pregnant. Today, you may find the original statue at the town museum and its, as popular copy, in front of the Social House.

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