Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The Charles Bridge

 In Prague for two days at the end of this trip.  The first place to visit, of course, is the Charles Bridge.

A medieval stone bridge across the Vitava River, the Charles Bridge connects the Lesser Quarter (behind me in this image) and the Old Town.  The bridge was begun in 1357 under King Charles IV and took 45 years to build.  It features 30 statues and countless pigeons.

It was cold and overcast like most days on this tip when I started across.

But, the sun started to come out halfway across.

The statues were created in the years before and after 1700, but the elements have taken their toll and all are now replicas.  The originals are displayed in the National Museum.

Walkers face and the proceed through the Old Town Bridge Tower at the end.

"HANDS OFF UKRAINE PUTIN" is a welcome banner entering Old Town.


RedPat said...

Lots of people around, Jack.

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely to see the Charles Bridge with its statues and all the people on the bridge. You were luck the sun came out when it did.

William Kendall said...

A marvelous city.