Monday, September 19, 2011

The Charles Bridge in Prague

The "Charles Bridge" is one of Prague' s symbols. It joins the historic quarters of Stare Mesto and Mala Strana. Work was begun on its construction at the time of Charles IV ( latter half of the 14th century ) by P. Parler and J. Ottl, and it was completed in the early 15th century, under the reign of Wenceslas IV. The strain of the centuries and the destructive floods of the Vltava have certainly put the Charles Bridge to the test, and in fact two of its arches had to be rebuilt in 1890. read more...

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