Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prague in the afternoon

After the satisfying lunch, we continued our walking tour, this time towards the Charles Bridge. It was like travelling back in time walking on cobblestones and passing all the old buildings. Just imagine that the cars are not there!

There were a lot of shops along the way and many of them were selling all types of puppets, many of them eerie looking ones.

Soon we arrived at one end the Charles Bridge where the crowd thickens.

As we walked across the bridge, there were various statues and many stalls selling souvenirs and other touristic items.............

and also street or bridge musicians to be exact.

This statue is special (the statue of St.John of Nepomuk) as it is believed that rubbing the saint shown on the right panel will bring good luck or you will return to Prague. Hence the shiny surface after all the rubbing!

On the bridge, you have scenic views of the Vlata River, the longest in the Czech Republic.

On the other side of the river, you have more buildings to admire.........

and the grand St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle in the background across the river........

forming a perfect backdrop for our group photograph.

Ronald Kwok

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