Monday, January 27, 2014

Romance on Charles Bridge, Prague

While Sam and I were in Prague we were able to sneak away and spend about an hour and a half together ALONE! I am telling you it was so romantic! We walked from our apartment on Karlova in Old Town and just strolled on and across the Charles Bridge. We got starbucks and a rolled/donut pastry thing (trdlo) and then headed back. I was able to get lots of pics!

The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge. The construction started in 1357. The Charles Bridge is actually a replacement for the Judith Bridge which was damaged by a flood in 1342. It crosses the Vltava River and connects Old Town to the Prague Castle (among other sites).

View of the Prague Palace/St. Vitus Cathedral from all the way on the other side of the bridge.







You can see the Holy Crucifix in this picture.
I loved this guy sleeping on his dogs.




You can see the expansive Prauge Castle in the background which is supposed to be the size of 7 football fields. The complex includes churches, alleys, royal residences and more. The Saint Vitus Cathedral is the building on the top with all the spires.

The Statue of John of Nepomuk. On March 20, 1393 he was thrown into the river off of the bridge by order of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans. He was a Czech National Saint. I guess he was the confessor of the Queen of Bohemia and because he refused to divulge her confessions he was drowned.

St. Vitus
Statue of Lutgardis, a Flemish, female Saint.





This guy was pretty amazing! So talented… making music with both hands, feet and his mouth.



Haha.. I love this pic of him!


Trdlo maker. Rolled, sweet dough cooked on these rolling rollers. I am not really sure what I am trying to say, except that it is a rolled, sweet "rolly" cooked on rollers. You get the idea.
As you can see, every single place you look is gorgeous. The architecture and dimension and just everything about Prague is simply amazing. I fell in love with the place two years ago and loved it even more this time.

We snuck down to the side of Charles Bridge and found an area where you could take these little boat rides. We also found this bridge covered in locks. I love it.




The guy who took this pic focused on the trees instead of us… but I still like the photo!


Most of these photos are taken from on the bridge. We didn't have the best weather when we were there so most of the pics are a bit unclear the further out you look. Right at the end of our stroll we started seeing a few spots of blue sky.



I love this guy.



2 comments:

  1. I never cared about going to Prague, but you make it look GOOD.

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  2. Pretty!! I think that bridge was in a movie recently, unless there are lock bridges all over the world.

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