223. Týn Church

While I didn’t go inside it, this church piqued my interest not because it is an amazing gothic building, but for its hilarious tale of architectural sexism. Looking closely, you may notice that one spire is smaller than the other. The reason for this, was definitely NOT an architectural error, oh no. The official explanation is clearly that it is meant to represent male and female, and obviously the male one is the bigger one. I guess the stakes were pretty high in 1511, as admitting error put you at risk of execution by way of defenestration – being thrown out of a window.

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