Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Charles Bridge in Prague, CZ

Looking at the Charles Bridge at Night

On our Independent Travels to Prague we visited the Charles Bridge. I think that this is one of my favorite atmospheres in Prague. During the day while walking across a bridge, one can come into contact with street vendors that have many good items to look at. There are also bands that make their way to the bridge to serenade people as they absorb the amazing views. However, during the evening and night hours the bridge becomes a romantic stroll that one can find a serene atmosphere. Of course, if you go to Prague the Charles Bridge is on anyone's must do list because it is a tourist attraction, but not even that disturbs the amazing feeling that you can encounter while walking across.

1 comment:

Daniela said...

Charles Bridge not only connects the Prague neighborhoods of Mala Strana and the Old Town, but through its timeless atmosphere becomes a bridge between the past and the present and creates a space in which human fantasy finds the hidden world of the supernatural. Restaurants and Prague hotels which are situated close to this bridge are the most expensive in the city. Day & night, from far away or on top of it this bridge looks great and is car free.Thanks to many stories and legends, Charles Bridge has become an unforgettable experience for many visitors. It is not unusual for a large crowd of passers-by speaking a variety of languages to gather around the statue of St. John of Nepomuk in the hopes of seeing their dreams come true. And when a tourist cannot find the the Crucifix and Calvary, the artists on the bridge will gladly point the visitor in the right direction. They are very proud of their bridge.