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Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

Charles Bridge (Karlův most)

Prague’s oldest bridge was built to replace the Judith Bridge that had been badly damaged by floods in 1342. The Stone, or Prague, Bridge, called Charles Bridge since 1870, was begun in 1357 by Charles IV and was completed in 1402. The bridge is built of sandstone blocks, flanked at each end by fortified towers (Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Old Town Bridge Tower). From 1683 to 1928, 30 statues of saints were carved to decorate the bridge, the most famous of which is the statue of St John of Nepomuk.First of all, there used to be a crossing via bound logs, the so called steps, in place of the bridge. In the 10th century, there are some references to a wooden bridge, which was, however, threatened by each flood, and therefore Vladislav II had a stone bridge built around 1170 and named it Judith’s Bridge. This bridge existed until 1342, when it was destroyed by flood. The bridge not only got the name of educated and energetic wife of Vladislav, Judith of Thuringia, but she probably also had merit in the actual building of the bridge. There is a preserved Romanic relief of the original bridge inside the smaller Malostranska bridge tower (depicting a sitting person, probably the ruler, passing a document to a kneeling one - there are different interpretations of who the persons might be and on what occasion). The Old Town bridge tower from the 13th century is built in the emphasized corner buttress of the Křížovnický Monastery, and under the monastery’s front face, there is a preserved outer Old Town vault (today a gallery)

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Kevin Warren15-May-2017 21:00
Wonderful night image, beautifully done!
Fabienne18-Apr-2017 19:25
Les lumières sont bien dosées et la composition est très harmonieuse. C'est une très belle photo.
Hennie 17-Apr-2017 07:41
The interesting story and your beautiful capture makes it complete!
Claude Rochette14-Apr-2017 12:48
Une belle scène captée, la lumière est magnifique et les contrastes bien rendus. Joliment cadré!
meekam tam03-Apr-2017 08:26
Beautiful bridge night shot,José! V
Nora van Beek30-Mar-2017 12:29
Fantastic! The lighting is so perfect! V
william vivarelli27-Mar-2017 11:06
A wonderful night scene , perfect night exposure V.
peterjay4523-Mar-2017 21:37
Beautiful night image.
Rosi Blaurock22-Mar-2017 13:20
Wonderful shot.
Anne Cecilie20-Mar-2017 13:47
Beautiful nightshot! V
Anna & Christian RECK19-Mar-2017 14:03
So lovely night shot on the famous Charles bridge!! BV. Anna
Milan Vogrin18-Mar-2017 16:47
Beautiful image! V
Dan Greenberg18-Mar-2017 14:35
Beautiful night shot and a wonderful view and composition. ~BV~
Dan Opdal17-Mar-2017 01:52
Stunning! V
Buz Kiefer16-Mar-2017 03:42
Magnificent image, Jose. The reflection and the highlighted arches are beautiful. Well done. V
Jean D16-Mar-2017 01:44
Superb night shot, fine exposure and well composed. ~V
vifut14-Mar-2017 02:00
Beautiful night shot with this famous bridge (V)
Pierre13-Mar-2017 23:42
Une scène de nuit de toute beauté, une très belle réalisation! V
Patricia Kay13-Mar-2017 23:30
Fabulous night scene Jose... BV
Ton T.13-Mar-2017 18:34
Fascinating mood in this great shot! V
Zoltán Balogh13-Mar-2017 08:34
Truly beautiful Jose. V
Gill Kopy11-Mar-2017 02:24
A lot of history in this shot ! Nicely done V
janescottcumming10-Mar-2017 21:22
Beautiful! V
Ken Chambers ARPS10-Mar-2017 18:58
The bridge is really beautiful, you have captured a lovely night atmosphere. Jose
Ika Zinka Eferl10-Mar-2017 17:30
Wow, so beautiful!V
bill friedlander10-Mar-2017 15:31
A wonderful night scene, perfectly exposed. V
Walter Otto Koenig10-Mar-2017 15:30
Very nicely composed night shot. "V"
Jim Coffman10-Mar-2017 15:02
A most lovely capture, Jose...
Clarence King10-Mar-2017 14:57
Perfect night scene, love the reflections. v
Nick Paoni10-Mar-2017 14:56
A wonderful evening scene. I love the light on the arches.
Frank Tran10-Mar-2017 14:49
Beautiful night scene. V+
lucanton10-Mar-2017 14:41
une magnifique scène nocturne! V
Helen Betts10-Mar-2017 14:29
Beautiful capture with those lights and reflections, great POV, too. V.
gerrit10-Mar-2017 14:23
Lovely nightscene. Love the long exposure effect. V
cobler10-Mar-2017 13:41
A perfect night exposure....V
Neil Marcus10-Mar-2017 13:27
A fine exposure and well composed, Jose. "VV"
Yvonne10-Mar-2017 10:47
A fabulous capture of the bridge... a very interesting history! v
Jean-Gregoire Marin10-Mar-2017 09:54
Excellent night cityscape, V
Tom LeRoy10-Mar-2017 08:19
Lovely night atmosphere, the bridge is really a beauty. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal10-Mar-2017 07:04
Beautiful night scene well captured. V
Dave Berry10-Mar-2017 05:50
Another stunning exposure! BV!
Dennis Hoyne10-Mar-2017 04:37
A wonderful night scene of this lovely city! V.
Don Mottershead10-Mar-2017 04:33
Lovely light. V
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