Favorite thing: This may be stating the obvious, but if you visit the bridge in the middle of the day, you'll be sharing its beauty with lots of other people. The bridge is less crowded & just as beautiful after dark or first thing in the morning.
Favorite thing: Charles Bridge is a treasure, a great beauty. The last time I visited Prague I stayed at Certovka hotel http://www.prague-hotels.org.uk/ near of the bridge. I could see Charles bridge from window of my room. I liked it best early on a drizzly morning with few people around. The Charles bridge connects the two sides of the town, it is a work of art of its own with its gigantic statues. The view of the river and bridge is a postcard. When the sun shines its soft yellow and peach colours are a watercolour painting.
Oldiest bridge over Vltava in Prague and second oldiest bridge in Czech republic. The dominant of Prague like Prague Castle or St. Vitus Cathedral...
The bridge pillars was not stayed becouse firm rock is too deep...!
There are bridge towers on each side of the river bank Lesser Town bridge tower and Old Town bridge tower...
The bridge is decorated by 30 sculptures.
Originally at about same place standed wooden bridge taken by flood in 1157. In 1160 - 1172 was built Judithin bridge very unique for this time at about same place as former wooden.
In 1357 Charles IV. esteblished new Stone bridge and architector was Peter Parler.
Thanks to my VT friend Eugene (eugene.uk), i didn't miss the incredible sunsets over the Charles Bridge, with the Prague Castle looking from the top of the hill.
Lots of tourists were waiting for the perfect shoot, and I was one of them. I wish to have a better camera on that moment…
Favorite thing: One of Prague's most popular sights, packed with people all day long, Charles Bridge is a lot quieter after dark and much more atmospheric. Many of the souvenir stalls which ruin the bridge during the day are gone in the evening and it's a much nicer time to visit what is one of Prague's most popular sights. The light from the lamps on the bridge provides a striking contrast to the dark, eerie statues and there are great views of the castle in the background.
This is the oldest of Prague's bridges and was founded by Charles IV in 1357. There are towers at either end of the bridge (the Lesser town bridge towers and the Old Town bridge tower). From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures of the saints were set onto the bridge piers. The bridge is 515m long and is 10m wide.
Fondest memory: Strolling along Charles bridge is a lovely activity as you get beautiful views across the river to the other bridges and a magnificent view to the cathedral and castle. There are many vendors selling paintings and other souvenirs along the bridge.
Favorite thing: Take your time walking along the bridge as it offer you good views of the city and the bridge itself is adorned with little statues that are wonderful and worth inspecting more closely. There are also lots of artists looking for your business and some good and not so good painting on offer.
Favorite thing: This is one of my favorite photographs I took from the Charles Bridge. It was not of the bridge or the tourists or the vendors. It is a shot just off of the bridge with a lone sculpture overlooking the water front. Its almost as if the statue has turned its back to the crowds to ignore them and just enjoy the view of the river. Thats my best Charles Bridge tip for you. Turn your back from the crowds and the vendors. Forget the tourists rubbing the statues for good luck. And just look out on the river and let yourself escape to another time and another place.
Favorite thing: Tourists, tourists, and more tourists. That is what you see on the Charles Bridge. Also you will see street peddlers lining the bridge with their artwork. I went down early one morning before the crowds arrived. The bridge is very beautiful in the morning. There was a mist in the air and the statues along the bridge seem to come to live from within the mist. I watched as the vendors came to set up their tables for day. And finally the tourists started to arrive. But I had already had my moment with the Charles Bridge. So now it was time to leave the tourists to the vendors and move on.
Favorite thing: There is much written about the Charles Bridge. There are articles about the various statues on the bridge. There are stories about this history of the bridge itself. And then there is the tourist whimscial information. Notice the two guys in hats. They are touching the statue in the picture. According to legend you are to touch this statue for good luch when crossing the bridge. The statue has a very worn area that is very shiney from all of the hands that touch it daily. Once more they guys in hats fall victim to being just typical tourists.
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