Old Town Hall, Brno, Czech Republic

Can you spot anything unusual in this pic below?


Observe carefully. The middle turret is crooked, isn’t it? Walking down the old streets of Brno, Czech Republic, we came across this facade of the Old Town Hall. It is evident the building has been altered at many parts, but the facade, the most impressive part of the building is untouched. It dates back to 13th century. That crooked spire has a story attached to it.

The city caretakers had hired architect Antonin Pilgram for the construction of the Town Hall. He was promised huge amount of money for completing the facade and gate beautifully. Antonin Pilgram completed the Gothic portal beautifully, but the town councilors went back on their promise. This angered him and in revenge he left the turret above the statue of righteousness crooked, to remind the councilors of their corruption.

The moral of the story is: Don’t mess with architects and constructors!

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