Friday, April 29, 2011

Karlův most (Charles bridge)

More news from Prague: Raph writes, "The bridge is 516 meters long and nearly 10 meters wide, resting on 16 arches shielded by ice guards.  It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side.

"The Old Town bridge tower is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world.  The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700.

"During the night the Charles Bridge is a quiet place. But during the day it changes its face into a very busy place, with painters, owners of kiosks and other traders alongside numerous tourists crossing the bridge."




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