On the night of April 2, 2002, one of the oldest wooden churches in the world caught fire due to an electrical fault. Flames shot 25 metres high and all attempts at saving the building failed. St. Catherine's Church, located in the northern Moravian city Ostrava, was one of the most important monuments in the region and the tragic fire came as a shock to residents. Now, a little over two years later, the church stands once again, looking just as it did before.
If you've been to the Prague's Wenceslas Square recently, you might have noticed that something is missing, namely, the statue of Saint Wenceslas himself, for whom the square is named. Well don't worry, it hasn't really disappeared, it is only hidden behind a mass of scaffolding for some time. The statue is just undergoing a crucial restoration to be able to survive the wiles of the freaky weather as well as the hustle of the busy square, in the very core of Prague.