Showing posts with the label Charles Bridge

A Hauntingly Beautiful Night Walk at Prague

While incredibly awe-inspiring during the day, Prague is hauntingly stunning at night! * Prague Castle in all its majesty.

Prague the Iconic - A Walk Along Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is one of Prague's most incredible and iconic landmarks. Crossing the Vltava River , the bridge serves to connect the Old Town Square with the Lesser Quarter , also known as Mala Strana. * The bridge was constructed in 1357 under orders from King Charles IV, the first King of Bohemia to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

Prague the Photogenic - Wenceslas Square and New Town

Prague is probably the most photogenic city.. EVER . Looking like a mixture of every picturesque city in the world (Paris, Budapest, Vienna, etc), Prague is a feast for the eyes and the mind, especially for history buffs like this writer.  Apart from being the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia , Prague was also the former capital of the Holy Roman Empire , played major roles during the Protestant Reformation and Thirty Years War, and was a crown jewel of the Habsburgs, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Nazis, and the USSR . * The very orderly  Wenceslas Square is the business and cultural center of Prague. This is where demonstrations, celebrations, and other gatherings are often held.