Photo of the Day (11/29/07)

It always amuses me when local legend requires the touching of some object for good luck. Inevitably, this object becomes a must-see for tourists and quickly becomes worn and tattered.

As you can tell from the photo above, this has been the case with the plaque on Prague’s statue of John of Nepomuk located on Charles Bridge. Legend has it that those who touch the falling priest are blessed with good luck and a guarantee of a return visit to the Czech capital. Although millions of greasy fingers have rubbed this plaque clean, it looks like the majority have missed their mark and touched far more than just the priest.

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