Talk:Wenceslas Square

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Miscellaneous[edit]

1) Wenceslas Square is a normal city square founded and designed as a square already in the 14th century. I really don't know why it should be a misnomer when it is a literal translation from Czech where "náměstí" means "city square". 2) There is nothing specially post-Communist about this place, nothing more than about any other place in Prague, the Czech Republic or the whole Central and Eastern Europe; the phrase is meaningless here. 3) Charles Square is twice as large with about 80,500 m². Qertis 08:22, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi Qertis. Thanks for working on the article. I didn't mean to delete the part about it being the second-biggest square. But doesn't it look more like a boulevard than a street? I mean, it's several times longer than it is wide. I know that the Czech word "náměstí" can refer to a square (Jiřiho z Poděbrad), circle (Litochlebské) or even just an important intersection (Strossmeyerovo). It seems to me that while the Czech expression Vaclavské náměstí is no misnomer, the English translation, Wencesclas Square, is a poor one. I also figured that with the Western tourists, businesses, foreign retailers and prostitutes, Wencesclas Square encapsulates the post-revolution era, although I'm not wedded to it if you think that's corny. -- Mwalcoff 22:35, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

A new image?[edit]

Night view of Wenceslas Square and National Museum.

--Hari Menon 14:50, 17 April 2007 (UTC)