Prague Cath.

Richard Offen richard at
Sat Jul 1 10:54:47 BST 2006

--- In bellhistorians at, "jimhedgcock" 
<jameshedgcock at ...> wrote:
> --- >
> >  I had a browse through this and Sigismund at Prague Cath. has been 
> recast.  It cracked when Prague was recently flooded (can't remember 
> the year)- in accordance with local tradition.
> We heard it being rung on Easter Day and it was magnificent. The 
> tourist guide said it was 2 tons but it sounded more like 15 tons.

The floods were in 2002.  I was working there a few months after the 
flood and the devestation caused by the water, especially to many 
wonderful heritage buildings, had to be seen to be believed.

Given how high the Cathedral is above the river, I assume that the 
flooding did not cause the crack!



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