These scary statues stand above the gates to Prague Castle. I think they are a warning to all.
St George slays the Dragon at Prague Castle. The original statue (which is in the National Gallery) was cast in the 1300’s.
I am not sure if these guys are an official paid band or just buskers, but they were there all three times I was in the Prague Castle area. They are really good and sell their CD’s as well. I bet that if you visit the castle they were be there playing their tunes.
Update: here is a photo that my friend Hugh took of them in 2002, seems like they have been there for a while.
One of the guards at the entrance to Prague Castle. This is very much their version of the beef-eaters at the Tower of London.
Looking at one of the wings of the palace and one of the courtyards at Prague Castle.