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Charles Bridge

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I was the one in charge of planning the itinerary for Prague and 2 attractions that I was most looking forward to was Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.

Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Malá Strana. It was actually called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) during the first several centuries. Its construction was commissioned by Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and began in 1357. In charge of the construction was architect Petr Parléř whose other works include the  St.  Vitus Cathedral  at  the Prague Castle. It is said that egg yolks were mixed into the mortar to strengthen the construction of the bridge. (http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/sightseeing/charles_bridge.html)

At least it was egg yolks and not skulls! o.o

There were ‘guards’ at the beginning of the bridge and I thought it would be cool to take a photo with them but turns out we have to pay! 😦 I thought it was not worth it, because I feel like I’ve been ripped a million times since I stepped into Prague.

There was an insane number of people on the bridge till it felt like there was some kind of festival going on. It was quite fun strolling along, taking photos, looking at the makeshift stalls, and just breathing in the river scent.

We were just chilling by the side and taking a lot of photos (typical Asians ;)) and a Prague artist asked LC for a photo haha!

and as usual, we had much fun with the sun and I borrowed YY’s raybans. makes me want to go them too! he said to get it in Japan, as it would be definitely be cheaper than SG, and US as well. ahhh Tokyo, how I’ve missed you so.

The metal arch(?) above, I think is for lovers to put their locks and maybe for singles to pray to meet their right ones soon. but we were all slightly skeptical about it because we don’t know how the ‘rules’ are like over in Prague’s spiritual world :p

Finally, the end of the bridge. a maximum ten minutes walk turned into one that took more than an hour hehe…

Over to lesser town, to explore and have a cup of coffee.

and the walk back to Old Town after the sun set. 

At night, I can see why Charles Bridge is described as gothic, the many statues with the yellow lights and the river which had turned a sinister black does makes one shiver.

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Written by whitepaperroses

November 30, 2011 at 1:06 PM

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  1. beautiful photos

    http://trulele.blogspot.com/

    barbara

    December 4, 2011 at 9:53 PM


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