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Charles Bridge, Prague

November 2, 2011

 

Charles Bridge is a historic and an important bridge in Prague connecting Prague Castle and the Old Town…it crosses the River Vltava (Moldau). The bridge is full of people crossing by, taking photos and buying souvenirs as the stretch is full of portrait artists, craft sellers, street performers, locals and of course, tourists. The gothic bridge is also lined by statues as old as 1683 and done mostly by known Bohemian sculptors  Matthias Braun and Jan Brokoff.

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From the bridge, the River Moldau can be admired  and enjoyed – bordered by apartments with their charming red and orange roofs, paddleboats, ships and fishing boats passing by add extra attraction.

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This restaurant by the riverside caught my attention. At the farther right is the Kafka Museum which I missed visiting. 🙁 Hubby and I spent a considerable amount of time to see the Dancing House…

At the other end is the bridge tower on the side of Malá Strana (Little Side). This part is another charming area which I will feature in the next posts.

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(black and white, colored photos for sale and bridge tower at the background)

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  1. Looks like a bridge that I won’t mind crossing given the chance. The bridge entrance/gate is really something. I imagine that could be the guard’s quarters back in the early days.

  2. We took our teen there for his 16th birthday and he just loved it. Your pictures are great, and you’re right, Prague is a wonderful city to visit. I wish we’d have gotten to go to Vienna…we opted for Frankfurt, Germany instead, and only had time for two places. I’d love to go back and see Vienna. One of my friends went last Dec. and said it was THE coldest place she’s ever been in her life. 🙂 But she loved it…

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