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Old Town Bridge Tower (Staroměstská mostecká věž)

Old Town Bridge Tower (Staroměstská mostecká věž)

The Old Town Bridge Tower is one of the most beautiful Gothic gateways in the world. The tower, along with Charles Bridge, was built by Emperor Charles IV according to designs by Petr Parléř in the mid-14 th century. The gate to the Old Town was also conceived as a symbolic victory arch through which Czech kings passed on their coronation processions. For an unforgettable view, visitors must climb 138 steps to the viewing gallery. This blackened, aged gate was completed in 1380 and forms part of the old fortification system of Prague, built to protect the Old Town against northern invaders.Although partially damaged by the failed attempt of marauding Swedes to occupy the Old Town in 1648, sculptures by Peter Parler (whose genius can also be seen in St. Vitus Cathedral) survive.

Canon EOS 70D
1s f/5.0 at 20.0mm iso200 full exif

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Nora van Beek30-Mar-2017 12:28
A really lovely night shot! V
Russell Tunny19-Mar-2017 13:18
Nicely crafted image Jose and the text puts the subject in context. V!
Ton T.13-Mar-2017 18:33
Wonderful night shot! V
Ann Cleeves13-Mar-2017 18:06
Super, atmospheric shot with the bridge tower in the spotlight.
gerard belbeoch11-Mar-2017 22:14
Marvelous light! V
Julie Oldfield11-Mar-2017 19:15
Fantastic night scene. V
Chris Morton10-Mar-2017 20:33
fotabug10-Mar-2017 01:53
Marvelous light! V
Gill Kopy10-Mar-2017 01:50
What a marvelous night scene ! V
Charlene Ambrose10-Mar-2017 01:48
Nice capture of this tower. it really is beautiful. V
Jean D10-Mar-2017 01:15
Beautiful night scene of this tower and adjoining statue. ~V
Helen Betts09-Mar-2017 23:55
Excellent capture of this tower, captured in great light. V.
Jeff Real09-Mar-2017 23:40
The night looks beautiful here ~V~
laine09-Mar-2017 22:55 much to see in there.
Jim Coffman09-Mar-2017 21:38
A lovely night capture, Jose...
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